Gulf Coast region of the United States, sometimes called
the Gulf South, South Coast, or Third Coast,
comprises the coasts of states which border the Gulf of Mexico.
The states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida
are known as the Gulf States. All Gulf States are located
in the Southern region of the United States.
The Gulf Coast is intersected by numerous rivers, the largest
of which is the Mississippi. Much of the land along the Gulf Coast
is (or was) marshland. The western portions of the Gulf Coast
include many barrier islands and peninsulas, including the 130
miles Padre Island and Galveston Island.
These landforms protect numerous bays and inlets. The central
part of the Gulf Coast, from eastern Texas through Louisiana,
consists primarily of marshland. Geographically it is technically
part of the east coast of the US, though it is not popularly
thought of as such.
Gulf Coast Home Cooking Recipes: