In 2011 we had the most shark attacks in Texas since 2005. With that being said, with millions of visitors to Texas beaches annually there were only three shark attacks in our Lone Star State in 2011, and none of them were fatal. One of the three attacks in 2011 was a shark attack at Surfside Beach, where a five foot bull shark attacked Kori Robertson in shallow waters. The second was a shark attack at Matagorda Island, where a 12 year old boy was attacked by what is believed to be a bull shark in 3 and 1/2 feet of water. The final shark attack was near Mustang Island, where Shawn Hamilton was bit in the foot near beach access road 2 in between Corpus Christi and Port Aransas in waist high water.
With so many things being much more dangerous than a shark attack in Texas, we highly encourage you to take advantage of all of Texas’ 367 miles of amazing coastline, and not worry about sharks at Texas beaches. For those who want to find out more, you can view all of our stats and coverage on shark attacks in Texas.
Here are some pictures of sharks from the interwebs that are definitely NOT In TEXAS, and you will not find these sharks at Bob Hall Pier.