Explore Texas Beaches

Top 9 Stunning Shorelines

Port Aransas Beach

Known as “Port A,” this beach offers 6 miles of flat sands perfect for lounging and sandcastle competitions, especially during the annual SandFest.

Padre Island National Seashore

Home to the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world, it’s a haven for wildlife and outdoor activities like birdwatching and kayaking.

Galveston Island State Park

Located just an hour from Houston, this park features a mix of stunning beaches, lagoons, bays, and salt marshes, ideal for fishing, camping, and nature watching.

Rockport Beach

– Texas’ first Blue Wave Beach, known for its pristine waters and no-vehicles policy, making it a tranquil spot for families.

Mustang Island State Park

Offers nearly 4,000 acres of sand dunes, excellent fishing, and birdwatching, with camping options right on the beach.

Isla Blanca Park

Located on South Padre Island, this park boasts over a mile of soft sand, perfect for surfing, fishing, and dolphin-watching.

Surfside Beach

A hidden gem near Galveston, known for its clean waters and relaxed atmosphere, allowing vehicles on the beach with a pass.

Seawall Urban Park

On Galveston Island, this park features 10 miles of beach along the historic seawall, with options for dining and amusement park fun at the Pleasure Pier.

Bolivar Peninsula

Offers 27 miles of shoreline ideal for beach camping, bonfires, and birdwatching, with easy access via free ferry rides.