Texas has huge variety of beaches and the state boasts over 400 miles of picturesque
coastline that is ideal for those perfect summer days. Combining warm Gulf Coast waters,
with plenty of excellent beach destinations, visitors can swim, sail, kayak, fish or hop
on a boat for a fun-filled holiday. Both a haven for nature lovers and a hot spot for
outdoor adventurers, explore some of the best beaches in Texas.
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10) Coming in at number 10 is South Padre Island
Located just off the southern tip of Texas, this barrier island has 34 miles of spectacular
beaches. The area's wide, sandy beaches, with crystalline waters and views of the Gulf of
Mexico attract travellers year after year. South Padre Island has become an excellent
family-friendly spot that is now widely considered one of the best beaches in Texas.
9) Boca Chica Beach In the heart of Boca Chica State Park, this
beach boasts a tropical feel that’s wonderfully enticing. The sandy shore and stunning flora
appeal to nature lovers who prefer wilderness to wildly overdone development. The sandy
eight-mile beach between the Rio Grande delta and the salt flats of the lower Laguna Madre,
Boca Chica is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and fishing.
8) At number 8 is the family friendly, Magnolia Beach
Magnolia Beach is a small town on the coast of Lavaca Bay, south-east of Alamo Beach.
It is an 8-mile-long stretch of fine sand, which is quiet and peaceful and perfect for
family day under the sun. There are several covered picnic shelters with benches and grills,
a children’s playground, and a volleyball court. Some parts of the beach are accessible
by car, which is useful if doing a spot of fishing. The whole area is great for shelling,
bird watching, and crabbing. A lovely beach, perfect for a family visit.
7) Number seven is Crystal Beach
Located on the Bolivar Peninsula, Crystal Beach is a quiet stretch of beautiful sand
that spans seven miles. This eco-friendly beach is popular for its abundant fishing
opportunities, as well as crabbing, and the fresh seafood that is available from nearby
restaurants. Less crowded than other beaches, beach goers can find a variety of cabins that
are ideal for a family-friendly beach escape. Perfect for a day of swimming and water activities
this beach also permits camping and fires.
6) At number six is Port Aransas Beach
Devoid of the hustle and bustle of the city, Port Aransas offers visitors a tranquil beach
area where you can soak in the sunshine and let go of your worries. Less crowded than
its more popular counterparts, Port Aransas boasts long stretches of quiet beaches where
you can find peace and quiet. With 6 miles of beach, the area is perfect for families
visiting with kids, as it has plenty of space to enjoy the sounds of the tide rolling in
and where you can relax in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Although Corpus Christi
is nearby, Port Aranas is one of the best choices for relaxing beach day.
5) Our fifth choice is Mustang Island
A barrier island just east of Corpus Christi, Mustang Island is a popular beach destination
for families and active travellers. Surfing and camping are popular things to do at this
beach, and there's a "paddling trail" (a series of shallow-water canals) for those looking
to kayak, canoe or paddleboard. Visitors will enjoy stretching out on the beach and watching
for turtles, dolphins and birds. An ideal family beach choice!
4) At number 4 is Matagorda Bay Nature Park Beach
Just north of San Jose Island is Matagorda Bay Nature Park, visitors will find panoramic
views and inviting bright, blue waters. This 55-mile stretch of coastal land makes up a
part of Matagorda County, with 25 miles of it accessible by car. Boasting laid-back vibes
and plenty of spots to soak in the sunshine, the beach area is known for its fantastic
kayaking, surfing, and bird watching opportunities.
3) The third spot is Surfside Beach
Within driving distance of Houston, Surfside Beach is located in Brazoria County near Freeport.
The town has more than 4 miles of beaches popular for horseback riding and walking.
The miles of golden sand teamed with interesting seashells and marine life make this a perfect
retreat for recreational sports, sun worshipers and nature lovers alike. The Surfside Jetties
extend one mile into the Texas Gulf so it’s great for fishing.
2) At number two is Malaquite Beach
Malaquite Beach is quite the place. Brown pelicans are a common sight at this beach
that is located about 25 miles south-east of the city of Corpus Christi. It’s rarely
crowded and home to a visitor centre with eye-catching displays on local history and
wildlife. With 60 miles of silken sand that lead you all the way to the Mansfield Channel,
it’s a great area for kayaking and windsurfing. There are good facilities with toilets and
showers, making this a family friendly beach for all to enjoy!
1) And the top spot goes to Rockport Beach Rockport Beach is Texas’s first Blue Wave
Beach, certified by the Clean Beaches Coalition. The magnificent long crescent of fine sand
and calm shallows has 65 quaint picnic areas with shade, grills, and picnic tables. There
are also volleyball courts, several kids’ playgrounds with swings, and a beautiful ¾-mile-long
walking path along the Little Bay shores. The beach is a designated bird sanctuary and
fishing is permitted everywhere except at the saltwater pool and at the boat dock. If
you are looking for the cleanest beach in Texas, this is the place!
So that sums up our top 10 beaches in Texas. We hope you enjoyed watching and can leave
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