Surfside Beach, also known as Surfside and Follett’s Island, at the mouth of the Brazos River on the Gulf of Mexico in southeastern Brazoria County.
Surfside is truly a wonderful Texas coastal city, with miles of unspoiled shoreline, coastal marsh, rivers and bays, Surfside is the perfect retreat for the hard working city dweller or laid back retiree.
Surfside is also a great place for outdoor and nature photography. Landscapes, birds, wildlife and flowers are just a few of the subjects you will find, you never know what you may stumble across while cruising the back roads and beaches, this wrecked shrimp boat made for some unusual pictures.
For birdwatchers, Surfside is hard to beat. Hundreds of different species have been spotted, including residents like the reddish egret and rosette spoonbill. Rare species like the osprey can sometimes be seen on the telephone poles overlooking the shallow marsh and lakes. A short drive to Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is a must for any serious birdwatcher, also Quintana and Bryan beach are excellent places to search.
If you have access to a boat, their are some outstanding bird rookeries in Christmas and Drum Bay that are definitely worth the trouble. You will be amazed at the abundance and variety of birds that gather in this coastal habitat throughout the year.