We are interested in renting a beach house in July of 2018. We will be a party of approximately 10 adults and 8 children, ranging in age from 1 to 12.
What are the beaches like in Galveston? Are they better/same/worse closer to NOLA? East/West of NOLA -- is there a difference in the beaches?
How is the surf or waves? Are the beaches clean or dirty? Are there other close attractions for kids? Is it 'safe'?
We are coming from the Kansas City area and I chose this area as it is probably the closest for those who will be driving. But if the beaches are undesirable, the extra drive (such as to Gulf Shores) would be better.
Is it possible to rent a house (or 2 side-by-side) right on the beach?
I'm accustomed to nice beaches in the Caribbean/Mexico and don't want to be disappointed in the beach. :)