Spring Break at the Beach

Although Texas is not known for its beaches, there are a few great choices to look into this spring or summer. Traveling can be expensive, but Texas has many great, budget-friendly options for those looking to get out of the city for a week. Here are three of Texas’ best beach towns:

Port Aransas

Port A has some of the best beaches in the state of Texas. Port Aransas Beach is a 6 mile long beach, and is considered the best beach in Texas. Along with the excellent beaches, Port A also features an observation deck for dolphin watching at Roberts Point Park. Port A is a great destination for those who want to get out in nature and enjoy the wetlands of Texas. Hotels are cheap and the city is only 2 and a half hours away from San Antonio!


Along with great beaches, Rockport has many activities the whole family can enjoy. The vibe of the city is much more family oriented than the other beaches in Texas. There are great museums and aquariums, along with great food. Rockport is great for a relaxing getaway for any family. There are great activities for the kids and the parents alike.

South Padre

Of all the Texas beaches, South Padre is known as the spring break destination for high school and college students. During spring break, the island features many large music festivals and concerts, so this is not the place to go if you are looking for a relaxing, weekend vacation. However, if you are looking for a weekend full of partying and loud music, South Padre is right for you. Over the summer, there are less students, so the vibe of the town calms down a bit. If you go during this time, be sure to check out the largest sandcastle in the United States!

About Cole Fowler

Cole Fowler is the Content Lead at Rateology and writes about topics regarding smart financial decision making. He is an English student at Texas A&M and is based out of Grapevine, TX.

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