Galveston Island is Texas’ most famous beach town. Located just an hour away from Houston, the city makes an excellent beach weekend getaway in Texas.
After Houston, Corpus Christi is one of the largest cities along the Texas Gulf Coast. It is also one of the best beach cities in Texas!
Corpus Christi also serves as the gateway to Mustang Island and Padre Island National Seashore, two of the best coastal nature preserves in Texas.
Not to be confused with the touristy South Padre Island, Padre Island National Seashore is a NPS managed site with staggering natural beauty and pristine beaches.
Port Aransas, located along the north end of Mustang Island, is a small Texas beach town with a fun, arty vibe. Port Aransas Beach is famous for its expansive views and soft powdery sand.