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✅ TOP 10: Best Beaches In Texas

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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