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Texas Beaches


Texas has 367 miles of coastline with the choice of many white sand beaches.


South Padre Island Beach is located on the east Gulf Coast between the cities of Harlingen and Brownsville. There are beach access points every few blocks along Gulf Blvd. or you can go to one of the county park beaches where you'll find pavilions with picnic tables, playgrounds, restrooms, and showers. Padre Island has beautiful beaches, tall sand dunes, and warm clear clean Gulf waters and it is the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world, stretching for 110 miles along the Texas Gulf Coast. There are many activities here including surfing, swimming, fishing, dolphin watching, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, wind surfing, sunbathing and kite boarding. Several restaurants await you like Louie’s Backyard, Parrot Eyes, Tom & Jerry’s Beach Club Bar & Grill, Palmetto Inn Mexican Food & Seafood, or Windjammers Beachfront Café. Stay at the Isla Grand Beach Resort, Sea Vista Condominiums or Padre Grand just to name a few. Sun time, big time!


Surfside Beach is a beautiful little coastal town where fishing is the biggest sport from the San Luis Pass Fishing Pier, a boat or the beach. The town offers any kind of accommodation including house rentals, beach cabins, condos, bed and breakfast inns, luxury suites and corporate apartments. Two locally owned places right on the beach are the Cedar Sands Motel and the Breeze Motel and RV Park making for easy access for tanning time. There are several choices for eating including Castaway’s Bar & Grill with live music on weekends. Jetty Shack is the oldest establishment on the island, famous for its jumbo Angus burgers and ice cold beer. Kitty’s Purple Cow is a great place for your special weekend breakfast. Later have dinner at the Red Snapper Inn with fresh seafood, and steaks in a relaxing atmosphere.


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