The Tiny Beach Town In Texas That’s The Perfect Day Trip Destination

While it’s always a fun time to visit Texas’ most popular beach towns like Galveston, Corpus Christi, and South Padre Island, the constant crowds are something we could do without. Fortunately, there’s a tiny South Texas town right on the water that offers the same gorgeous views and carefree, beach day experience — with only a fraction of the tourists. Port Isabel is a historic small town in the Lone Star State. And if you’ve ever searched for things to do in Port Isabel Texas, then you’re in luck. The town is brimming with shops, restaurants, museums, water activities, and a beautiful beach, and we’ve compiled the best attractions just for you. So, let’s explore this beach town that’s a perfect day trip destination in Texas


Here’s a short video by YouTuber Alfer Palongpalong featuring some cool scenes from Port Isabel Texas:

Visit the Port Isabel tourism website or Port Isabel Texas Facebook page to learn more.

Have you ever been to Port Isabel? If so, what’s your favorite thing to do in town? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below, then check out our previous article for more can’t-miss day trip destinations in Texas.

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Address: Port Isabel, TX, USA
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March 22, 2023

What are some more fun things to do in Port Isabel Texas?

There are lots of fun things to do in Port Isabel Texas and they include: 

  • Deep sea fishing on Osprey Cruises
  • Shop for specialty gifts at Tesori Boutique
  • Hunt for treasures at Port Isabel Flea Market
  • Visit nearby South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
  • Get pampered at Virginia's Salon & Day Spa
  • Attend one of the yearly festivals
  • Enjoy the views from Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier

Here’s a previous article about some fun things to do at Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier, the longest pier in the state. 

What are some more beach towns in Texas?

There is no shortage of beach towns in Texas and here are 10 of the best ones:

Here’s a previous article with a road trip featuring the
best hidden beaches in Texas

What are the best small towns in Texas for a day trip? 

There are some incredible small towns in Texas that are the perfect day trip destinations. Here are 10 of the best small towns in the Lone Star State that belong on your bucket list: 

  • Boerne
  • Pilot Point
  • Round Top
  • Granbury
  • Jefferson
  • Glen Rose
  • Marfa
  • Walnut Springs
  • Dripping Springs
  • Johnson City

To find out more information about some of these towns, here’s a previous article about some small towns near Dallas that are perfect for a day trip. 

What are the prettiest beaches in Texas to visit during the summer? 

With over 3,000 miles of shorelines, there is no shortage of beaches in Texas. And here is a list of the 10 prettiest beaches in Texas to visit during the summer:

  • Galveston Island
  • South Padre Island
  • Mustang Island State Park.
  • Port Aransas
  • San José Island
  • Rockport Beach
  • Boca Chica
  • North Beach
  • San José Island
  • Crystal Beach

Be sure to check out this previous article with more information about the prettiest beaches in Texas to visit during the summer.