Texas is famous internationally for its wide-open ranges, romantic sunsets, and incredible barbecue. But it isn’t all grassy fields and cattle ranches; it also has some of the most beautiful beaches you can find anywhere in the world.  Texas boasts more than 370 miles of coastline, and what you can experience changes dramatically from beach to beach. With plenty of attractions and views to choose from, the shores of Texas are bound to have what you’re looking for.

01Port Aransas

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One of the most popular beaches in Texas is Port Aransas, a family-friendly beach on Mustang Island. You can enjoy sport fishing, parasailing, and the only seaside links-style golf course in Texas. Many cabin rentals sit right on the coast, letting you reach the waters by taking only a few steps out of your door. The beach is also a short distance north from Mustang Island’s official state park, which means you can enjoy some beach camping, too!