Had a tough week? Can’t imagine one more moment stuck at home with the kids? Have no weekend plans but want some? This may be the perfect weekend to pack up the car and head to the beach! If not this weekend, you may want to tuck away these perfect spots for vacationing in Texas and plan a getaway weekend before the summer gets away. To eliminate any complaining along the way, be sure to stock up on Texas Treats before you hit the road.
5 of Texas’s Best Beaches (courtesy of gotexas.about.com)
South Padre Island Get Carribean-like clear/green surf as it laps onto grainy white sand along the shore of the most pristine beach Texas has to offer. Located just miles above the Mexican border, the trip may be long, but the reward is well worth it. Across the Brazos Santiago Pass is isolated Boca Chica Beach, another beautiful option for basking in the sun.
Mustang Island/Port Aransas Located at the northern-most point of Padre Island, this quaint, central coast beach is waiting for your arrival. Leave the pressures of the real world as you take the ferry ride across to Port Aransas. Enjoy great shopping and eating as you visit Port A’s many shops and restaurants or spend the day on the shores of Mustang Island.
Sea Rim State Park Not your typical beach vacation, Sea Rim is a combination of beach and marsh. It is, however, a nature-lover’s utopia! This state park located just south of Beaumont/Port Arthur, is perfect for bird-watching and beach-going. A perfect mix for those who love the beach and love nature, this northern-most beach in Texas may suit your family’s needs!
Galveston Island Choose from Galveston’s many beach-enjoying options. The seawall and adjacent sand strip inside the city of Galveston is a hot spot as are Stewart Beach and East Beach. Continue down the island, where Galveston State Park and West Beach are favorite spots for visitors. With excellent shopping and dining options, an evening can be spent having just as much fun as the day!
Corpus Christi/Padre Island National Seashore Cross the causeway to Padre Island and the urban feel of Corpus Christi begins to fade. As you head south on Park Road 22 down Padre Island National Seashore, you’ll say goodbye to the modern world and hello to the beauty of nature.