10 Pristine Hidden Beaches Throughout Texas You’ve Got To Visit This Summer

Texas beaches are notorious for being crowded during the summer, and visiting on weekdays or outside of peak hours doesn’t always help. A better solution is to skip the most popular destinations altogether and opt for lesser-known spots. From city parks to gulf-side oases, these 10 hidden beaches will take your summer to a whole new level. So next time you’re researching “beaches near me” in Texas, keep an eye out for these oases!

Some or all of the beaches might be closed or operating under different circumstances, so keep checking their websites and Facebook pages for updates.

Have you ever been to any of these hidden beaches? Did we miss your favorite spot? Let us know, and check out our previous article for a road trip to some of the most secluded waterfront oases in the state: The Hidden Beaches Road Trip That Will Show You Texas Like Never Before.

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Address: Eisenhower State Park, 50 Park Rd 20, Denison, TX 75020, USA
Address: Matagorda Beach, 6420 FM2031, Matagorda, TX 77457, USA
Address: Corpus Christi, TX, USA
Address: The Blue Lagoon, 649 Pinedale Rd, Huntsville, TX 77320, USA
Address: I. B. Magee Beach Park, 321 N on the Beach, Port Aransas, TX 78373, USA
Address: Whitecap Beach, 14802 Whitecap Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78418, USA
Address: Malaquite Campground, 20420 Park Rd 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418, USA
Address: Granbury City Beach Park, 505 E Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048, USA
Address: San José Island, Texas, USA
Address: Little Elm Park, 701 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068, USA
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Hidden Beaches In Texas

April 07, 2022

Are there any private beaches in Texas?

While Texas’ most popular beaches are open to the public, we also have an abundance of private beaches that offer a quieter and more peaceful experience. One of our favorites is Stewart Beach in Galveston, which offers an abundance of amenities you won’t find at a public beach. These include pavilion, concessions, restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals, beach volleyball courts, a children’s playground, and trained lifeguards, making it ideal for families looking to splash the day away.

What are the best Texas beaches to visit?

Boasting nearly 400 miles of coastline, Texas has more beaches than you can count. From Sea Rim all the way to South Padre, our state is absolutely brimming with opportunities to enjoy the warm Gulf waters. In terms of the “best” Texas beaches to visit, that all depends on what you’re looking for. South Padre and Corpus Christi have some of the bluest water in the state, but Galveston tends to be a more convenient drive for most people since you can get there from Houston.

Where can I find secret beaches in Texas?

If you’re looking to have the beach all (or mostly, at least) to yourself, rest assured there are plenty of secret beaches in Texas that hardly anyone knows exist. One of them is Mustang Island State Park – it’s actually in Corpus Christi, but has far fewer crowds than the main beaches. You can enjoy over five miles of coastline, a paddling trail, and campsites. It’s pet- friendly, too!

Address: Eisenhower State Park, 50 Park Rd 20, Denison, TX 75020, USA
Address: Matagorda Beach, 6420 FM2031, Matagorda, TX 77457, USA
Address: Corpus Christi, TX, USA
Address: The Blue Lagoon, 649 Pinedale Rd, Huntsville, TX 77320, USA
Address: I. B. Magee Beach Park, 321 N on the Beach, Port Aransas, TX 78373, USA
Address: Whitecap Beach, 14802 Whitecap Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78418, USA
Address: Malaquite Campground, 20420 Park Rd 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418, USA
Address: Granbury City Beach Park, 505 E Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048, USA
Address: San José Island, Texas, USA
Address: Little Elm Park, 701 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068, USA