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10 Underrated Texas Beaches You Should Visit This Summer

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With 367 miles of waves lapping on its shore, Texas is the state with the sixth longest coastline and an eclectic share of maritime retreats.  We've got the spots flooded by spring breakers, overblown with litter, and crowded with canopies. But unbeknownst to most, we also have the primitive antidotes to these ebbing vacation Meccas, the untouched bays and coves of the Lone Star coast where you might be hard-pressed to find another human. Since we already gave your our best shot at how to beach Texas hotspots the best of 'em, here are ten of the top ten places that might not have topped your TripAdvisor search.

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Malaquite Beach

Yes, it's in Corpus, but it's not like the murky waters and overcrowded dunes you might be envisioning. This stretch of beach on Padre National Seashore has beautiful opportunities for camping, fishing for red drum and sharks, and wildlife viewing. On this pristine stretch of coast, sea anemones, starfish, and other sea life are common sights. And onward from mid-June, if you wake up early enough in the morning, you can watch the National Park Service release a nest of endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtles into the water.

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