Caution Note: Hurricane Laura, as a strong and destructive Category 4 storm has ravaged this region of Texas. This region, particularly the east, has been considerably impacted by this storm and there may be no power and much damage, flooding, etc. present in these places. Visitors should continue to monitor the impacts of the hurricane and exercise caution prior to entering affected areas.
(Information last updated Aug 2020)

Texas' Gulf Coast stretches for hundreds of miles, from the Louisiana border to Brownsville on the Rio Grande. The beaches are excellent, and oil-rich cities like Houston make for fun nightlife, too.

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Map of Gulf Coast (Texas)
  Rio Grande Valley
from the Mexican border at Brownsville up to the Mansfield Channel.
  South Barrier Coast
from the Mansfield Channel in the south near Raymondville past the Corpus Christi area and up to Port Lavaca.
  North Barrier Coast
heavily developed coastal areas from Point Comfort in the south to Galveston Bay east of Bay City. Includes the sprawling Houston Metropolitan Area.
  Bayous
marshy land from Galveston Bay east to the Louisiana border.

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Hurricanes frequently occur in the summer months. Check for local weather updates while in the area.

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