Best Beaches in Texas

If you’re looking for a great vacation spot to visit this year, why not head down to Texas? With so many beautiful beaches in the state, it can be hard to decide which one will suit your needs best. But don’t worry! We’ve done all of the work for you. Here are some of our favorite spots that we think would be perfect for any traveler:

Galveston Beaches

The beaches at Galveston have been named as some of America’s most undervalued travel destinations by National Geographic Traveler magazine. Galveston offers excellent beachfront hotels and resorts with easy access to fresh seafood restaurants and art galleries. There are several popular beaches in In Galveston, all of which are very close to one another. Many people stay at a hotel or beach rental in the Galveston area and head out to the nearest beach in their area. Here are a few Galveston beaches worth checking out:

  • Stewart Beach
  • East Beach
  • Seawall
  • Galveston Island State Park
  • Pocket Park 1
  • Pocket Park 2

South Padre Island Beaches

This barrier island is located near the Mexico border and features some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Texas, where you can swim, fish and surf. South Padre has become a popular spring break destination with its nightlife and interesting shopping opportunities. Here you will find the largest undeveloped barrier island system in all of Texas. Padre Island is home to not only some amazing vacation spots but also natural wonders like its gorgeous white sand dunes. If you love camping, bird watching, surfing, swimming, and shelling then Padre Island National Seashore is a must-see.

Boca Chica Beach

Neighboring South Padre Island is Boca Chica Beach. Located close to the Mexico border, Boca Chica Beach is on the coast of South Texas. It’s a small beach that is about eight miles long that runs into the Rio Grande. The beach is part of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge and is located close to Port Isabel, which used to be an important port for Mexico. It now contains the Boca Chica Naval Air Station. During World War II, it was where training took place for pilots who would later take part in operations on the Pacific Islands. In today’s day and age, it is a home to the Combat Air Patrol Squadron 11.

For people who enjoy sunbathing, fishing or just long walks, Boca Chica Beach is for you. During the winter months, expect to see many fishermen out on their boats. They’re known to bring in multiple species including redfish and speckled sea trout. If you’d like to go on more of a wildlife adventure, the wildlife refuge is home to some beautiful birds. A few notable ones are falcons, ospreys and brown pelicans.

The beach tends to get pretty crowded during the summer time with locals and tourists alike. The best times to visit are early or late in the day when it isn’t as hot.

The beach can be accessed by Texas State Highway 4, which is a highway that runs through South Texas. It’s only about an hour and a half from Brownsville or McAllen. There are also some local companies that offer transportation as far as the parking area of Boca Chica Beach so you don’t have to drive.