We love the beach. I love the beach so much that I will drive however far to get to the closest one. The closest beach to Tyler, TX was in Corpus Christi, TX on the Gulf of Mexico. Can you guess who is being buried up to their nose... yes, it is S Man. He looked like a zombie afterward. We had so much fun here and it is just an hour from San Antonio and Houston. And it is only April, how many places can you swim in April?