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Beach Tidings

Sand Castle

Photo by Curt Smith (Creative Commons)

The best part about the beach is playing in the waves and building super sandcastles, right? 

Well...that is a lot of fun, but there’s a whole lot of other cool stuff to check out on our Texas beaches, too.

The next time you’re at the beach, look for the awesome animals and plants that stay there even though the saltwater always comes and goes. Pay attention and you’ll be amazed at how much life you’ll find along our sandy shores!


Go for a night walk along the beach and watch lots of critters skitter across the sand! (Photo by Gabrielle Conley, © 2011.)

But, before we tell you about the animals and plants that live along Texas’ beaches, we need to explain why the saltwater comes and goes. You may be wondering just why that super sandcastle you spent hours building got washed away by the water.







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