Christmas Bay (Texas) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChristmas Bay
|Location||Texas Gulf Coast|
|Primary inflows||Bastrop Bayou|
|Ocean/sea sources||Gulf of Mexico|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||4,173 acres (1,689 ha)|
Christmas Bay is a small bay located on the Texas Gulf Coast in Brazoria County, Texas, immediately southwest of West Bay. It is a minor estuary, one of a series of estuaries along the Gulf Coast of Texas, and receives the discharge from Bastrop Bayou, along with the adjacent coastal watershed. The bay is separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Follet's Island and connects with it through San Luis Pass and Cold Pass. Its minor extensions are Bastrop Bay to the north and Drum Bay to the southwest. The nearest city is Freeport, about 10 miles (16 km) to the southwest at the mouth of the Brazos River.
The bay has a surface area of 4,173 acres (1,689 ha). Much of its shoreline is protected within the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge.
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