Surfside Beach, Texas, United States

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Surfside Beach, Texas, United States

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Get to know Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach’s idyllic location along the Gulf of Mexico has made it a longstanding favorite with sun-seekers, spring breakers, and water babies alike. This city combines its small-town charm and quaint main street with miles of unspoiled coastline, sizzling golden beaches, and stunning coastal marshes, meaning that there’s something to please all interests and ages. A stay in a Surfside Beach vacation rental opens up more than just the beach, though; known as the Cradle of Texas, this historic city was also home to the storied Fort Velasco, among countless other treasures.

Let Surfside Beach reel you in

The crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico provide ideal conditions for fishing, making Surfside Beach vacation rentals a popular choice for avid anglers. A number of companies operate offshore charters ranging from half-day excursions to overnight trips. The waters here are teeming with all manner of marine life, from red snapper and ling to tuna, dorado, and amber jack. Fishermen keen for a challenge can even try reeling in sharks. These outings also make a great activity for kids, so bring the family along for a sun-soaked day on the high seas.

Tracing Surfside Beach’s roots

Open Tuesday through Saturday, the Lake Jackson Historical Museum is one of the area’s most popular rainy-day destinations. This non-profit center is a convenient 25-minute drive from most central Surfside Beach vacation rentals and provides an engaging and informative insight into the history and culture of the Lake Jackson area. The 12,000-square-foot institution has interactive exhibits and high-tech displays that are sure to thrill visitors of all ages. These chart 4 key periods in the region’s history—the prehistoric age, the plantation era, the city’s industrial development, and its modern-day founding.

Surfside Beach is heating up

The climate in Texas is relatively consistent all year round, with even the winter months boasting temperatures in the high 50s. As a result, these off-season months are a tempting time to snap up a Surfside Beach vacation rental. Summer conditions are perfect for sunbathing and hitting the beach. July averages spike in the mid-80s, so consider a Surfside Beach vacation rental with a pool to cool down under the Texan sun. Demand peaks during this period, and availability can be limited, so travelers with their heart set on a hot summer vacation will need to book early to avoid disappointment.

Scenic Surfside Beach

The Bluewater Highway, a scenic 40-mile stretch along the breathtaking Texas coastline, connects Surfside Beach to Galveston. En route, you’ll be able to take in heart-stopping sunrises and sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico and admire the stark beauty of the sand dunes that line the shore. In summer, these dunes burst with the color of local flowers, such as the purple morning glory, adding a floral charm to these tranquil, often isolated spots. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars to enjoy some bird-watching. The warm sands are the perfect place to rest and watch these majestic creatures soar across the glistening waters.