Texas' Coastal Bend
Make your way around the Gulf of Mexico -- from the large port cities of Corpus Cristi and Gavelston to South Padre Island on the southernmost tip of Texas.
South Padre IslandDon't let this scenic view fool you, South Padre Island is spring break central and a popular year-round vacation spot due to its sub-tropical climate. It's by far the most bustling spot along the gulf with countless resort hotels, condo towers, retails shops and restaurants. 960 1280
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Myth: Ocean Waves Live Inside a Conch ShellTruth: Okay, so you haven't believed this since you were a kid, but the reason it sounds like ocean waves are inside a conch shell is because of the shell's shape. Sounds from the surrounding environment bounce off the shell and echo in the shell's hallow space. 960 1280
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