@IflyinWY, the Texas Gulf coast is not the prettiest of waters/beaches, typical brown until you get out into the blue waters or south of Corpus Christi onto South Padre Island. Run-off from the Mississippi river slides down our coastal waters.
Now if you had anyone East of the Mississippi, then you'll have some amazing Gulf Coast beaches. Florida pan handle has some truly amazing white sand beaches, it's "squeaky" clean.
I'm not much of a salt water person, I prefer fresh water lakes like those in the Texas Hill Country. Looking forward to videoing some of those lakes this summer.