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5 Top Beach Spots To Retire (And None Are In Florida)

Moira McGarvey | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

If you want to retire to the beach, to a warm, sunny, tropical beach, but don't want to spend your entire savings in one fell swoop, consider the Texas Gulf Coast. It's not top of mind for those of us who have never visited or lived in the South, but when you combine affordability with natural beauty, it's surprising it's not up there with Florida as a top retirement destination.

Eerie Red Tide In Texas Prompts Oyster Harvesting Ban

AP | By LINDA STEWART BALL and DIANA HEIDGERD | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green

DALLAS -- An eerie algae bloom that has painted chunks of Texas' coast a reddish brown – and even a yellow-green in some places – has forc...

Texas Gulf Coast Sees Largest Algae Bloom In Over A Decade

AP | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- Historic drought conditions are fueling the largest algae bloom in more than a decade along the Texas Gulf Coast, killing...

Endangered Turtles Mysteriously Dying On Texas Gulf Coast

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HIGH ISLAND, Texas — Flies buzz everywhere and the stench is overwhelming as biologist Lyndsey Howell stops to analyze the remains of yet anothe...