Austin June 25, 2019
The Hidden Beaches Road Trip That Will Show You Austin Like Never Before
Slather on some sunscreen and soak up the sun — these central Texas beaches are begging to be visited. Austin may not be blessed with gorgeous ocean waters, but there are plenty of lakeside retreats to lounge in. Get ready for a rejuvenating day. This hidden beaches road trip will show you Austin like you’ve never seen before.
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1. Secret Beach
This hidden oasis is located inside Roy G. Guerrero Park, and it's quickly become a local favorite. Here, you can lounge in the sand and relax in the sun. The crisp waters from the Colorado River will keep you cool. Address: 400 Grove Boulevard, Austin, TX 78741.
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2. West Lake Beach
This secretive spot requires a bit of planning, but it's absolutely worth it. West Lake Beach sits on a privately-owned plot of land, and admission costs $8 for adults and $5 for children. Reservations are required, but once you get set up the day is breezy and relaxing. This Lake Austin hangout will soon become your go-to place for catching some rays. Address: 2509 West Lake Drive, Austin, TX 78746. To learn more, visit the West Lake Beach website
3. Emma Long Park Beach
There's so much to discover at Emma Long Metropolitan Park. Here, you can really feel like you're swimming in the ocean. As the boats drive by, you can feel the waves hitting the shore. Come by and bring the whole family. This place is a must-visit. Entrance fee is $5 per car on Monday - Thursday and $10 per car Friday, Saturday, and holidays. Walkers and cyclists can enter for $1. Address: 1600 City Park Road, Austin, TX 78730.
4. Pace Bend Park
Next, journey to Pace Bend Park and enjoy the 1,368 acres of natural beauty. This place is popular for both adventure-seekers and leisurely travelers. The entrance fee is $10 per vehicle. Address: 2805 Pace Bend Road North, Spicewood, TX 78734.
5. Bob Wentz Park
Bob Wentz Park is the perfect spot to enjoy the shimmering Lake Travis waters. Venture over to The Point to enjoy the full beach experience. This sandy peninsula is the perfect place to build a sandcastle. Entrance fees are $10 per car. The park is open every day from 8 a.m to dusk. Address: 7144 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX 78732.
6. Russell Park Beach
After visiting these stunning beaches, head out of the city limits and visit Georgetown, Texas. Here, you'll find Russell Park Beach, a little-known watering hole that's full of beauty. This destination sits right next to Georgetown Lake and is adjacent to an incredible 26-mile hiking trail. Address: 2101 County Road 262, Georgetown, TX 78633.
7. Blue Hole Park in Georgetown
You'll end your epic road trip with a dunk into Georgetown's Blue Hole Park. In addition to swimming and relaxing, this is a popular place for fishing and hiking. The park is open from 5 a.m to 10 p.m. Address: 100 Blue Hole Park, Georgetown, TX 78626.
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