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18 Texas Beaches to Visit Before Summer is Over 

Check out our list of beautiful Texas beaches to help plan your last-minute summer getaway.
Magnolia Beach
Travel time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Whether you’re staying for a night or just visiting for the day, Magnolia Beach is home to all beach goers.
Photo via Instagram, kessaboo_boo
Crystal Beach
Travel time: 4 hours, 30 minutes
Have fun and feed some seagulls at during these hot summer months at Crystal Beach.
Photo via Instagram, leahbrene
Goose Island State Park
Travel time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
Better for fishers and folks with access to a boat, Goose Island Park is a classic summer camping spot the whole family can enjoy.
Photo via Instagram, r0gm0nster
San Jose Island
Travel time: 3 hours
Soak up the sun, sand, and good vibes at San Jose beach.
Photo via Instagram, kmeghan45
Malaquite Beach
Travel time: 3 hours
Bring your sunscreen, towels, and kites to fly in blue skies at Malaquite Beach.
Photo via Instagram, grpeirano
IB Magee Beach
Travel time: 3 hours
Looking for a beach without the summer crowds? IB Magee is a great escape where you can still soak up the water and rays.
Photo via Instagram, hfullerton5
Matagorda Island
Travel time: 3.5 hours
Venture to Matagorda Island for a Texas summer destination unlike any other.
Photo via Instagram, beirnebabybeirne
Port Aransas
Travel time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Port A is not just for spring breakers. Spend your summer at this sunny TX beach haven.
Photo via Instagram, aikiiia
Loyola Beach
Travel time: 2.5 hours
Bask in the sun or fish of the private pier at Loyola Beach all summer long.
Photo via Instagram, jacadena05
Padre Island National Seashore
Travel time: 3 hours
You'll never want to leave this sunny seashore and national reserve. Trust us.
Photo via Instagram, maupowmau
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McFaddin Beach
Travel time: 5 hours
Toes in the sand or in the water, you're never going to want leave McFaddin Beach.
Photo via Instagram, enardski
Mustang Island
Travel time: 2.5 hours
Drive a little farther to get to the soft sand and calm waters known as Mustang Island.
Photo via Instagram, mfletchaaa
South Padre Island
Travel time: 5 hours
A well-known spring break destination spot, South Padre is a family-friendly, beautiful beach and in summer that we recommend visiting at least once a year.
Photo via Instagram, kimber_kenny
Surfside Beach
Travel time: 4 hours
Who knew that Texas had a surfside? See for yourself and take in the seaside beauty at Surfside Beach.
Photo via Instagram, esther_castr0
Port Lavaca
Travel time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Grassy fields and breezy beach winds, Port Lavaca has got it all.
Photo via Instagram, danielryancruz
Boca Chica State Park
Travel time: 4 hours 25 minutes
Right by the Rio Grande, Boca Chica is the beach you want to be at this summer.
Photo via Instagram, campendium
Galveston Island
Travel time: 4 hours
This Texas treasure is home to soft sands and beautiful waters that every San Antonian needs to visit for themselves.
Photo via Instagram, romaninah
Rockport
Travel time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Spend your summer in the quaint town of Rockport and make a splash at this beautiful beach all season long.
Photo via Instagram, benmoortravel
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Magnolia Beach
Travel time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Whether you’re staying for a night or just visiting for the day, Magnolia Beach is home to all beach goers.
Photo via Instagram, kessaboo_boo
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