These translucent, stinging creatures are full of secrets.
Brush up on (but not against!) these five gelata common to the Gulf of Mexico.
A&M researchers say more-robust testing is needed to understand just how much human feces ends up in Gulf waters.
This far-flung spot has a rich history, excellent fishing, free beach camping, and no crowds.
A handy guide to which of our beaches, lakes, rivers, creeks, swimming holes, and swimming pools are and aren’t open.
An Amarillo man wants to make sure that his Mustang Island getaway won't go up in smoke.
Where to go to cool off this summer.
Real estate blog Estately.com placed Texas at number four in its "top ten beach states" list. Is this summer bearing that out?
One expert explains how the BP spill could be Texas’s greatest boon.
Were cleaner beaches in 2011 an unexpected upside to the drought?
The rap on Corpus Christi is that there’s no there there—but a case can be made that it’s a great weekend destination.
The best beaches in Texas for—among other summertime pursuits—shelling, strolling, birding, fishing, treasure hunting, turtle herding, solitude, and surfing, dude.
Since I was a kid growing up on polluted Galveston Bay, I’ve held a grudge against the watery edge of Texas—but no more. Protected wetlands! Pelicans and turtles! Historic buildings! Edible oysters! And that’s not the half shell of it.
The birds of High Island. The wilderness of Matagorda Island. The untamed beach of Boca Chica. These and other hidden treasures await you-if you know where to look.
For breathtaking snorkeling in subterranean rivers and caverns, take the road out of Cancún and head for the Yucatán rain forest.
Our complete guide to a great vacation on South Padre Island: the best spot for tanning, who serves the freshest seafood, how to rent scuba gear, where to see the prettiest sunset, and more.
Welcome to Puerto Escondido, where you can ride magnificent waves, hook a sailfish, or do absolutely nothing.
There’s one place where you can still find plenty of oil in Texas: the beach.
Discover another side of the Texas coast—its peerless beachcombing, legendary beer joints, odd birds (feathered and otherwise), and lovable year-round scruffiness.
Grab your beach towel and bathing suit, but leave your car in the garage.
Resort hotels and luxury condominiums line the shore of South Padre, yet foot by foot, day by day, the island is washing away.
The Lord giveth the beach and the developer taketh away.
October is the month to pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and head to the sea.