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7 Best Beaches in Texas for a Great Beach Vacation

Aishwarya Karwa Jun 18, 2019
Beaches undoubtedly make a good bet, be it for a weekend getaway or for a summer vacation! Pack your bags, get beach-ready and sip a drink in the beach shacks at these amazing beaches in Texas.

Port Aransas Beach

Despite of its vicinity to Corpus Christi, Port Aransas Beach on Mustang Island is far away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.
Warm gulf waters of the beach are ideal for surfboarding, kayaking, and jet skiing. Or maybe you can just lie down on the soft white sands languorously, soak up the sun and find yourself in lingering serenity.

Boca Chica Beach

With squeaky clean wetlands, this beach sits on a sandy peninsula in the southern part of Texas, nearby the Gulf of Mexico. Along with snorkeling, surfing, and fishing, you’ll have many wildlife sightings here. Its stretch of the white sand is apt for setting up a beach chair and enjoying a sunbath.

Padre Island National Seashore

One of the significant conservation areas in Texas, this beach is full of dunes and prairies. Being the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world, Padre Island is a great place for long walks. Enjoy snorkeling, windsurfing, camping, and swimming at the beach. It is a humble abode to many migratory bird species and the Kemp’s ridley sea turtles.
The Bob Hall Pier at Padre Island National Seashore is a perfect place for avid anglers. Grab a line and head to this pier to have a truly amazing fishing experience.

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Crystal Beach

Gem of the Texas beach vacation, Crystal beach is just the right place for you to ease your toes in the pristine sandy beach land or to plunge into its glimmering waters.You can rent a cabin, lay back, admire the sea, and watch yourself in a blissful idyll. Apart from surfing, fishing, and camping, you can enjoy golf at the beach’s golf course.

Rockport Beach

Famed as the first Blue Wave Beach in Texas, Rockport Beach is located on the Aransas Bay in southeastern Texas. The beach has a magnificent pier that extends proudly in its clean gleaming waters and serves as an ideal spot for fishing.

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Rockport Beach is a kid-friendly beach that has several play areas for the kiddos. For the vacationers, the beach has volleyball courts and a clean shoreline where they can tootle around!

Matagorda Bay

Texas’ hidden treasure, Matagorda Bay is located at the mouth of the Colorado river. It’s a bit of an adventure to arrive at the beach but the settings of the beach is worth the sweat. Visitors can enjoy activities such as camping, horseback rides, fishing, and swimming. The beach’s coastal marsh is a lovely place to spot the birds.

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South Padre Island Beach

The beach offers its visitors with all the activities, be it kiteboarding, surfing, fishing, lounging! You name it and South Padre Island has it all.
You can stroll around and see the attractions such as Isla Blanca Park - it provides the travelers with food options and boating services, you can take amazing rides at its Amusement Park and Waterpark. Visit the Museums of Port Isabel to know about the history of the area.