10 Amazing Beaches In Texas To Visit This Summer!

Hello there! This is Rebecca Sather. Missy Stagers Buyers Closing Coordinator. I can tell you coming from California I knew Texas wasn’t really known for its crystal clear blue beaches, and perfect weather year round but when the hot Texas heat starts beating down on you  in the summer, the Gulf Coast is a welcomed sight. plus the endless options of bird watching, swimming, kayaking, sunbathing, building sandcastles, or going boating, there were plenty of ways to have fun and stay cool over the summer and there plenty of room to do so with Texas having over 3,359 miles of shoreline to enjoy and soak up the summer sun! From what I’v heard and read these are the top 10 beach ill be visit this summer. How about you?

“Part Aransas is a small town with a really chill vibe and doesn’t attract the hordes of people that flock to bigger beaches. You can also sight see the ships entering and exiting the port. Then way down in Brownsville, you’ll find an eight-mile stretch of beach between the Rio Grande delta and lower Laguna Madre is Boca Chica Beach. It’s relatively free from tourists most of the time, so it makes for the perfect temporary escape from civilization. Rockport Beach is one of the cleanest beaches in Texas, and since it faces the Aransas Bay, it makes it safer for children to swim since there no big waves or strong undertows to worry about. Its also considered a pretty romantic beach with a 1500 foot lighted jetty pier at the end of Rockport Harbor. Perfect place for your sweetheart and the kids. Some people have said the beaches of Galveston are noisy, dirty, and overrun with tourists, but i guess you just have to know where to go. Avoid the paid beaches such as Stewart, since the showers, gift shop, and umbrellas & chairs attract a huge crowd during the summer. The secret is to drive down Seawall Blvd a ways until you see Rita’s and Pleasure Pier. This is the area of the island where its found to have less people, and if you need food or the restroom, there’s plenty of businesses across the street. You can’t mention great beaches without listing South Padre Island; it’s definitely known as a tourist hot spot though, and can get pretty rowdy with the bar scene. However, it’s one of the best places to spot dolphins and massive sea turtles. Many people attested to the abundance of wildlife and beautiful beaches. Pick a nice sandy spot to lay your towel on either the Corpus Christi Bay side or the Gulf side, and if you check out the Mustang Island State Park, you can go kayaking down the Mustang Island Paddling Trails. This island is actually the longest undeveloped barrier island in the entire world, and it’s not teeming with tourists like South Padre Island. With so many beaches to choose from, including Bird Island Basin, one of the nation’s top windsurfing destinations. If you go to Malaquite Beach between June and August, you can see hundreds of baby sea turtles hatch as part of the hatchling program. However, if you just want to relax on the beach, head down to the southern part of the island, where you will find the most solitude. If you don’t feel like taking the ferry to Galveston, you can always head to Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula; there’s not nearly as many people here, and you can also rent a beach cabin if you’re staying with friends or family. Located in Brazoria County near the city of Freeport, it’s one of the cleanest beaches you’ll find within driving distance of Houston. You can also make bonfires here, drive on the beach, and enjoy free parking.  Matagorda Island the water looks bluer than the water in Galveston. Plus, it’s not so overrun with tourists and sightseers.”

After reading this I’m sure ready to put on my swimsuit and sink my toes into the sand! To learn more about these beaches click the links below

  • Source: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/texas/amazing-beaches-tx/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=texas&utm_campaign=newsletter
  • Port Aransas:https://portaransas.org/play/beaches/
  • Boca Chicahttps://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wildlife/wildlife-trails/ltc/boca-chica-loop
  • Rockport: http://www.rockportbeach-texas.com/
  • Galveston: http://www.galveston.com/beachparks/
  • South Padre island: http://www.sopadre.com/things-to-do/beach/
  • Mustang island: http://mustangislandtexas.org/
  • Malaquite Beach: http://www.visitcorpuschristitx.org/see-and-do/2309/malaquite-beach
  • Matagorda Islandhttp://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/wma/find_a_wma/list/?id=48

 

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