Things To Do - Texas Beach Vacations

Things To Do

A very special, affordable family outing!

Children love the beach. Whether they’re discovering “treasures” in the sand or splashing in the water, you will both enjoy it.

Crabbing!

Crabbing enthralls young children and is fun for adults. Dangle a baited bit of string into the water and pull up hungry, scrambling crabs.

Texas' best sport fishing!

Fourteen miles of freely accessible shorelines. You can usually find good fishing from the beach right in front of your house.

 

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One of Audubon Society's favorite birding site locations

Southern Brazoria County has ranked #1 in the North American Christmas Count four times in the last 20 years. During this time over 326 species have been sighted.

 

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Watch dolphins play!

Surfside has several pods of dolphins that can often be seen frolicking in the surf. They can often be seen about 50 to 60 yards offshore.

Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson

$13 Million, state of the art fish hatchery and Visitor Center. 5,000-gallon artificial reef – 2,200 gallon Coastal Bay aquarium – 1,000-gallon salt marsh exhibit

Address: 302 Medical Drive, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566

Phone: 979-292-0100

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Churches

There are many houses of faith in the area, some of which were founded in the mid-1800s!

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The Center for the Arts & Sciences

Generously endowed by Dow Chemical, BASF and other local benefactors, this is a remarkable collection of resources. Rated one of Top Ten Museums in Texas by Frommer’s Travel Guide

Address: 400 College Blvd,  Clute, TX

Phone:  979-265-7661

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Lake Jackson Historical Museum

Dozens of video presentations, hands-on exhibits and interactive displays. World’s first composite airplane that was “invisible” to radar. Precursor to the Stealth Aircraft.

Address: 249 Circle Way, Lake Jackson, TX 77566

Phone:  979-297-1570

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Dive the "Flower Gardens" Reef

Located 115 miles offshore, the Flower Garden Banks are the northernmost living coral reefs on the continental shelf.

Address: NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (Headquarters)
4700 Avenue U, Building 216
Galveston, TX 77551

Phone: 409-621-5151

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Play in the sand!

Whether you build something elaborate or quite simple, there is something wonderfully relaxing about playing in the sand.

Galveston Pleasure Pier

Because we have so much less traffic than Galveston, it is often more relaxing to stay at Surfside Beach and drive over to Galveston if you want to do something over there.

Address: 2501 Seawall Blvd., Galveston Island, TX 77550

Phone: (409) 766-4950

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Have Questions or Ready to Book?

If you have any questions about vacationing at Surfside Beach, or if you would like to reserve one of our other beach houses, please contact us today!