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Surfside Beach,
Texas

Gulf Jewel

Beachfront Vacation Rental Next to the Jetty Gulf Jewel is a wonderful Beachfront house with one of the best views in Surfside. You enjoy the wide open Beach Views with the morning sunrise, and watch the Cargo Tankers come in and out of the port. This 3 bedroom 2 bath rental is beachfront and only a block away from the Jetty with easy access to the beach to the shipping channel where...

Surfside Jetty - Right on it
Octagon - 1/4 mile
Quintana - 1/4 mile

Starting at $200 Per Night

Port Aransas,
Texas

The Dunes Condominiums

The Dunes offers one, two and three bedroom condos with full kitchens. Located closer than any other condo in Port Aransas to the Caldwell Pier. Our Stay Three Nights get your 4th night free Special is available year around excluding holidays. Centrally located in Port Aransas shopping, dining and nightlife is close by. The Dunes is the closest accommodations to the Texas Surf Camps held by...

Horace Caldwell Pier - 100 yards
St. Joe's Island - 3/4 mile

Starting at $165 Per Night

Galveston,
Texas

The San Luis Resort - Galveston

Oceanfront Hotel on Galveston Island Discover unparalleled luxury at The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center.  A 30-acre year-round beachfront hotel and resort property on beautiful Galveston Island, Texas. Recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award since 2000, The San Luis Resort features lavish accommodations, breathtaking Gulf views and personalized service. Dine in our...

61st Street Pier - 1/2 mile
Pleasure Pier - 1.91 miles

Starting at $160 Per Night

Port Aransas,
Texas

IB Magee Beach Park

Texas Beach Camping in Port Aransas IB Magee Beach Park is located on the northern most point of Mustang Island in Port Aransas on the ship channel and consists of 167 acres. There are 75 campsites with water and electric hookups and a dump station. Primitive camping is permitted on the beach. The camper's bathhouse is available to campers using W/E sites and there is a fresh water rinse...

Horace Caldwell Pier - 1/4 mile
St. Joe's Island - 1/2 mile

Starting at $20 Per Night

Corpus Christi,
Texas

Mustang Island State Park

Looking for an inexpensive Texas beach trip that's great for surfing, great for SUP, and great for kiteboarding? Mustang Island State Park in Texas offers cheap beach camping right on the sand as well as RV camping. Fish, surf, and play on the beach all day at this family friendly beach camping spot.  Mustang Island State Park has 300 primitive beach campsites with drive up access. These...

Fish Pass - 1/4 mile
Horace Caldwell Pier - 12 miles
St. Joe's Island - 13 miles

Starting at $8 Per Night

Surfside Beach,
Texas

Panasea

Panasea is a beautiful home that has such a great feel to it. The house is a 3 bedroom plus a private loft. The has hard wood floors through out, tiled walk in showers, 2 seating areas, 3 decks and much much more. The house is open concept with perfect views of the water. So you can enjoy the beach and everyones company without being crowded. The deck down stairs has a BBQ area, outdoor...

Octagon - 200 yards
Surfside Jetty - 1/2 mile
A-holes - 1.51 miles

Starting at $160 Per Night

Surfside Beach,
Texas

Fancy Face

Fancy Face is an open concept property with plenty of room to spread out. With 5 bedrooms and 2.5 bath Fancy Face is one of the larger properties available on the Pedestrian Beach. The partially covered porch is fantastic and very expansive. Plus with the house being so close to the water you can easily watch the kids and family members from the deck. This property does have one house...

Octagon - 6538 miles
Surfside Jetty - 6538 miles

Starting at $200 Per Night

Surfside Beach,
Texas

The Boat House

The Boat House is one of three 6 Bedroom / 3 Bath houses that sit side by side. All three properties are very well taken care of and very much loved. The Boat House is spacious and has everything you will need for such a large group. Some of the features are 2 refrigerators, 2 dining room tables, 3 different deck spaces, walk over connected to the deck, outdoor shower and BBQ Pit. You can book...

A-holes - Right on it
Octagon - 1.77 miles
Surfside Jetty - 2.24 miles

Starting at $290 Per Night

Surfside Beach,
Texas

Coconut

Huge Beachfront Rental for Families Reunions or Groups of Friends Coconut is one of three 6 Bedroom / 3 Bath houses that sit side by side. All three properties are very well taken care of and very much loved. Coconut is spacious and has everything you will need for a large group. Some of the features are 2 refrigerators, 2 dining room tables, 3 different deck spaces, walk over connected...

A-holes - Right on it
Octagon - 1.76 miles
Surfside Jetty - 2.23 miles

Starting at $275 Per Night

Galveston,
Texas

Rental by the Pier - Yella

Just one block from the beach - a short stroll and you could be surfing or have your toes in the sand or be enjoying the 'Pleasure Pier' (Formerly Flaghsip Hotel). You can sit on the large front deck and watch the surfers or the pelicans as they glide by. Or lay in bed, watch the ocean, listen to the surf and let the ocean breezes dance around you. There are 4 comfortable bedrooms....

Pleasure Pier - 6507 miles
61st Street Pier - 6509 miles

Starting at $359 Per Night

Galveston,
Texas

Galveston Tanker Surfing

You've heard about Tanker Surfing, you've seen it on "Step Into Liquid", now it's your turn!  Capt. James Fulbright runs the original Tanker Surfing operation in Galveston (yes, the one from the movie) and now you can join in for an incredible day riding the longest waves of your life. The majority of tanker surfing is done in open water, over submerged shoals,...

Galveston Tanker Surfing - 4.06 miles

Starting at $200 Per Night

South Padre Island,
Texas

Pearl South Padre

South Padre Island's Premier Beach Hotel and Condominiums Nestled on the island's southern tip, the Pearl South Padre is a premier oceanfront resort for families and couples who want to experience tranquil views and soft sand beaches in South Texas. Warm rays of sunshine and tropical breezes await your arrival. From the moment you drive down the palm tree lined brick road and discover...

South Padre Jetty - 3/4 mile

Starting at $129 Per Night

Galveston,
Texas

Hilton Galveston Island Resort

Hilton Galveston Island Resort is located on the beach in Galveston, close to Galveston Island Convention Center, Moody Gardens, and Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Other points of interest near this hotel include Lone Star Flight Museum and Galveston Island Railroad Museum.  Hotel Features. Hilton Galveston Island Resort's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A swim-up...

61st Street Pier - 1/4 mile
Pleasure Pier - 2.14 miles

Starting at $129 Per Night

South Padre Island,
Texas

Peninsula Island Resort and Spa

Peninsula Island Resort and Spa offers 39 suites, each with granite countertops, Italian porcelain floors and Brazilian furniture. Suites are provided with balcony, fully equipped kitchenette, living room, dining area, satellite TV, DVD player, direct dial telephone, wireless internet access as well as private bathroom with shower and tub. Additionally, the hotel offers two-bedrooms luxury...

South Padre Jetty - 1.16 miles

Starting at $200 Per Night

Galveston,
Texas

Lil' House by the Sea

Located 1 block from the beach, the historic PLEASURE PIER  and across the street from Menard City Park, the Lil House offers a unique location.... Take advantage of the many amenities offered at the park or take a stroll down Seawall and enjoy the beach and Pleasure Pier.             The Lil House by...

Pleasure Pier - 200 yards
61st Street Pier - 2.50 miles

Starting at $250 Per Night

Quintana,
Texas

Quintana Beach County Park

Quintana Beach County Park A 51-acre beachfront park located on the upper Texas gulf coast with day-use amenities and overnight facilities. The park features paved full-service RV campsites, self-contained cabins, tent camping, restrooms and showers, a meeting/party house complete with kitchen, covered pavilions, picnic tables, grills, playground, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, paved trail,...

Quintana - 300 yards
Surfside Jetty - 1/2 mile
Octagon - 3/4 mile

Starting at $14 Per Night

Surfside Beach,
Texas

Surfside Dream

Surfside Dream is one of the few houses that still sits Beach Front on Pedestrian Beach. There is nothing but sand under the house and within 100 feet out in front is the water's edge. The location is ideal as it sits on a quiet area of the beach that does not allow cars and is within blocks of restaurants and shopping. The house is a 4 bedroom / 2 bath house that has all your amenities such...

Octagon - 1/4 mile
Surfside Jetty - 1/2 mile
A-holes - 1.34 miles

Starting at $215 Per Night

Surfside Beach,
Texas

Longboat Key

Longboat Key is a popular and spacious 2 bedroom /2 bath property that sits Beach Front on the 'Pedestrian Only' Beach. The house sleeps 10 and has plenty of room for your guest to spread out. There is two living room areas, a dinning area and kitchen with breakfast bar. The Master Bedroom & Bath takes up the entire upper level while the second bedroom is located on the main level at...

Octagon - Right on it
Surfside Jetty - 1/4 mile
A-holes - 1.73 miles

Starting at $100 Per Night

Surfside Beach,
Texas

Oasis

Oasis is a cute and cozy beach house that sits on Pedestrian Beach in Surfside. The house was recently updated and feels so beachy and cheerful with the new bright wall colors. Some of the properties outdoor features are the large enclosed shower with changing area, swing under the house and large porch with built in seating and a gate to keep pets safe on the porch. A few other premium features...

Octagon - Right on it
Surfside Jetty - 1/4 mile
A-holes - 1.72 miles

Starting at $138 Per Night

Surfside Beach,
Texas

Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze is a fun and cozy 4 bedroom Beach Cabin that sits on Pedestrian Beach with unobstructed views of the water. The house has a large, open concept Kitchen, Dining and Living Room that all have great views of the ocean. The front deck is partially covered with built in seating so your guests can easily sit where is most comfortable for them without leaving the group. Here at Gulf Breeze...

Octagon - 200 yards
Surfside Jetty - 1/2 mile
A-holes - 1.49 miles

Starting at $325 Per Night

Surfside Beach,
Texas

Surfin Crest

Surfin Crest is a spacious beach cabin that will give you and your guest plenty of room to spread out, get around and enjoy the beach. This house is located on the quiet Pedestrian Beach which is an area of Surfside Beach that does not allow any motorized vehicles to drive on the sand. Pedestrian Beach is a popular area for families looking for a little peace of mind by not having to worry about...

Octagon - 300 yards
Surfside Jetty - 1/2 mile
A-holes - 1.47 miles

Starting at $150 Per Night

Surfside Beach,
Texas

Banana Cabana

Banana Cabana is a beautiful 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath home located on the quiet Pedestrian Beach of Surfside Beach. This area of the beach is accessible only by foot with no motorized vehicles are allowed to drive on the beach. The Pedestrian Beach is very quiet and is known for being family friendly and low key. Inside you will find a spacious, open concept floor plan that can accommodate any...

Octagon - 300 yards
Surfside Jetty - 1/2 mile
Quintana - 1.23 miles

Starting at $188 Per Night

Surfside Beach,
Texas

Shady Shores

Shady Shores is wonderful 3 Bedroom/1.5 bath home that sits in the quiet area of Surfside called Pedestrian Beach. The house is very spacious and even has an additional sleeping area in the loft with 2 futons. This is a great area for the kids! From the living room and the porch you can enjoy multiple Peek-A-Boo views of the beach. Beach access is within walking distance and very...

Octagon - 300 yards
Surfside Jetty - 1/2 mile
A-holes - 1.48 miles

Starting at $93 Per Night

Surfside Beach,
Texas

Bird Of Paradise

Bird of Paradise may just be the cutest little house that you have ever seen. The house was totally gutted and remodeled a few years ago and now it feels like Paradise. The house is a well designed 2 bedroom/1 bath with an option of having a second bedroom or an additonal sitting area. This room has a queen size murphy bed and futon with a large sliding door off the kitchen. So you can pull down...

Octagon - 400 yards
Surfside Jetty - 1/2 mile
A-holes - 1.41 miles

Starting at $86 Per Night

Surfside Beach,
Texas

Beach View

Beach View is a charming and comfortable beach house that sits one block from the beach and a block from the Jetty. Even though the property is not beach front you still have easy access to the beach and you are close enough that you can see the water, hear the waves, smell the salt air and feel the breeze. Beach View has the perfect downstairs area for your guests to gather on lazy summer days....

Surfside Jetty - Right on it
Octagon - 1/4 mile
Quintana - 1/4 mile

Starting at $129 Per Night

 

Texas Surfing


"There ain't no surf in Texas", has become a favorite slogan of Texas surfers, especially days when the waves get good. If you are looking for a family getaway along the Texas coast and want to get some surfing done too, there are hundreds of miles of coastline to explore!  

The upper Texas coast city of Galveston has thousands of vacation rentals, luxury hotels, theaters, historical neighborhoods and a lot of fun surf spots.  Most of the surf is along the East end of the island where dozens of granite block jetties extend 50 - 100 yards into the water, helping create sandbars.  Pleasure Pier (formerly the Flagship Hotel) and the 61st Street Pier are also popular breaks.

As you head south along the coast, about 30 miles past Galveston is the small beach community of Surfside Beach. Surfside is basically a neighborhood on the beach. There is a gas station, two surf shops, a restaurant and a fishing park (with bait shop and 1/4 mile long jetty). Surfside has a couple very small hotels but you'd be much better off in renting one of the modest beach homes for rent. If you want a place to get away with friends and family where you can enjoy sitting on the porch, fishing, beach combing and playing board games, then give Surfside a try. It's the type of beach vacation community where things move very slowly. As for the waves, they tend to be a little better than Galveston. The best break is a spot called "Octagon" named after an old octagon shaped beach house that has been demolished by storms. The sandbars still form best here most of the year. If the winds straight out of the south or southwest you can surf near the jetty to find cleaner waves. The Surfside surf breaks (like all in Texas) are sand bottom.

 
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