Best Beaches in Texas in 2020
1. Boca Chica Beach
12 Best Beaches
in Texas in 2020
Tranquil and relaxed, perfect for enjoying life’s slower pleasures — swimming, snorkeling, fishing, or simply soaking up the sun’s rays while flipping through a book.
2. Crystal Beach
Party time! Drive your car or truck on the sand (for a $10 fee), camp out, set up grills and bonfires, and bring your friends to party all summer long.
3. Galveston Island
East Beach is Texas’s largest beach and Galveston’s prettiest, so
it gets busy. Festivals take place throughout the summer, including an annual sandcastle competition.
4. Matagorda Bay Nature Park
When you’re not horseback riding in the water, or kayaking along the coast, the rest of the inland region is ripe for exploration.
5. Mustang Island
A gorgeous natural swath of land home to 20 miles of trails, 5 miles of beach, green sand dunes, and a healthy population of shorebirds, dolphins, and turtles.
6. North Beach
This 1.5-mile-long stretch of sand is just across Harbor Bridge from Corpus Christi, making some of Texas’s biggest attractions within easy reach after a beach day.
7. Padre Island
70 miles of beaches and sand dunes, nowhere else will you find an undeveloped barrier island this large. Come to relax, camp, kayak, and stroll the waterline in solitude.
8. Port Aransas
Convenience is key here. Laid-back restaurants and for-rent vacation homes line the 18-mile-long beach, where it’s just a short walk
to the sand.
9. Rockport Beach
Cars, dogs, bonfires, fireworks, and campsites on the beach are all prohibited on Rockport Beach, keeping its sand (and water) as clean as can be.
10. San José Island
A boat is required in order to step foot on this pristine island across from Port Aransas. Once you arrive, you’re limited to just the beach, so bring what you need!
11. South Padre Island
One of the busier beaches thanks to the kite-surfing conditions, pet-friendly beaches, diverse wildlife, affordable hotels, and the fact that drinks are allowed on the sand.
12. Surfside Beach
The 4-mile-long Surfside Beach has some of the cleanest and clearest sand and water you’ll find in Texas and is one of the best surfing beaches in the state.
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