Beach, Golf and Fishing Vacations
Thinking of a beach vacation almost always brings Texas Gulf Coast to mind. With its brilliant blue skies, sparkling crystal waters, shimmering white sands and warm balmy breezes, the beaches of Texas’ Gulf Coast are the ultimate beach vacation destination. Whether you’re seeking solitude and seclusion or ready to be in the middle of all the saltwater fishing action, you’ll find it here on gorgeous Texas beaches.
The Texas Gulf Coast is where you want to be! Close to everything, yet miles away.
Come personally experience our warm Texas Gulf Coast sunsets, our unique cultural heritage, our vast sporting and recreational activities, beach vacation rentals, fresh seafood and great shopping. There are world-renowned museums, family fun and endless sunshine. We’re everything you want from your Texas beach vacation, all right here!
Boca Chica Beach
There are many spectacularly beautiful beaches on South Padre Island, some lively, others quiet and deserted, but Boca Chica Beach manages to stay empty of crowds, clean, and beautiful. It is located just east of Brownsville on a sandy peninsula separated by the Rio Grande River from Mexico and by the Brazos Santiago Pass from South Padre Island. It has completely escaped development and has only a few stilt houses and a jetty sticking out into the Gulf of Mexico. Although Boca Chica is a state park Texas beach, it has no park facilities at all. What it does have is miles of fine sand beaches, clear water, and great swimming, snorkeling, fishing, kiteboarding, and birdwatching. It is a perfect spot to get away from the crowds and noise.
Galveston Island East Beach
East Beach is Galveston’s largest, prettiest, and the most popular beach. It is the place where the best parties are held and where there are concerts, festivals, and events of all kinds going on the whole summer. There is a popular sandcastle building competition every year and like very few beaches on Galveston Island, booze is allowed as long as it is not in a glass container. During the quiet season, when it is mostly deserted, Island East Beach is perfect for long walks, great fishing, and bird watching. Well-established today, the beach is actually an accidental by-product of the building of Galveston’s harbor and port in the 19th century. The efforts to deepen the harbor resulted in a shift in the current and the accumulation of sand in a series of jetties that were consequently filled up to form a beach.
An 18-mile long barrier island near Port Aransas, the whole of Mustang Island is a state park with five miles of spectacular sandy beach. Off its southern end is Padre Island and Corpus Christi, connected by the JFK Causeway. Before ranching took over, the island was famous for the mustang horses that roamed the island freely and gave the island its name. Visitors usually spend their time on the island swimming, bird watching, or collecting shells. When the wind picks up, there are surfers enjoying the waves, and when the wind dies down, kayaking and paddleboarders take over. Fishing from the jetties or wading through the shallows often results with surprising number of fish. It is also possible to charter a deep fishing boat. Walking around and enjoying the dunes and the birds that make their home here is a wonderful experience.