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Visiting Texas Beaches in Winter

Texas Beaches Offer Year Around Activities

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South Padre Island
Danno Wise
Although the weather has cooled, there are still plenty of fun opportunities on Texas beaches.

Of course, when most people think of Texas beaches, the immediately think of such locations as Galveston, Corpus Christi, and South Padre Island. There is a good reason for this – each of these coastal towns is a year around destination.

Probably the best known “off season” event held along the coast is Galveston’s Mardi Gras, which takes place at the end of January and through the beginning of February. But, there is plenty of other things to do on Galveston Island during the winter, such as shopping on the strand or visiting Moody Gardens.

Corpus Christi landmarks such as the Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington are also year around attractions, as is their most famous stretch of beach, Padre Island National Seashore.

Texas’ southernmost beach resort, South Padre Island offers year around windsurfing and other water sports. South Padre is also a favorite among Winter Texans and offers a full slate of events geared to visitors during the winter months.

Of course, each of these three popular Texas beach destinations offer plenty to see and do during the winter. But, there are dozens of other small coastal towns in Texas, each of which offer visitors year around activities such as fishing, birding, shelling, and more. So, regardless of whether you choose a well-known Texas beach destination or a smaller, out of the way locale, you can count on making plenty of pleasant memories during you winter visit.

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