hello. i'm possibly planning a trip down from austin at the end of july. i keep hearing mixed reviews about port A, but i really want to give it a shot. here are my questions:
--what is the beach like? can you swim in the water and hang out comfortably? some people make it sound like it's just awful and dirty, but others say it's fine. what's the truth?
--how far of a drive is it to the north padre beach?