Matagorda, TX, USA

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Matagorda, TX, USA

Matagorda vacation rentals

One of the oldest towns in Texas

Nestled at the mouth of the winding Colorado River, Matagorda is a small township with a big personality. Choose from the Matagorda vacation rentals, many of which you’ll find are situated right across from the beach, and get ready to enjoy a spot of outdoor living. From enthralling wildlife excursions at the Matagorda Bay Nature Park and birdwatching along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, to surfing, kayaking, and fishing in the sparkling blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained during a stay on the Texas coast.

Outdoor pleasures in Matagorda

Family fun comes easily here. Enjoy lazy afternoons in the sun, building sandcastles on the beach or hunting for treasures from seashells and driftwood to ancient Spanish coins. You can take things up a notch by taking to the waters on a kayaking tour or bust your best moves on a board in the swell around the river mouth and out on Matagorda Bay. If you like to fish, trout and redfish can be caught direct from the beach, although plentiful fishing charters into the Gulf means that there’s no excuse not to aim a little bigger. Cook what you catch in the comfort of your Matagorda vacation rental.

More than sand and surf in Matagorda

Of course, it’s not all about the beach in Matagorda. Golfers can head to the Palacios and Rio Colorado Golf Courses to sharpen their game, while those who want a culture fix will find a generous helping of nostalgia at the Matagorda County Museum and Children’s Museum. If souvenir hunting is high on your must-do list, a trip to wider Matagorda County to explore retail hotspots such as Bay City’s Historic Downtown Square and Palacios Main Street won’t disappoint. Annual events such as the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Show round off the list of attractions.

Lengthy summers in Matagorda

Summer in Matagorda lasts longer than you might expect, with months from May through October all coming up trumps with temperatures in the 80s. That doesn’t mean you should avoid spending the winter here, as temperatures tend to remain mild throughout the year. The comfortable climate make a visit to this hub of outdoor activity a year-round possibility. Matagorda vacation rentals are always readily available, although you may find the prices rise a little over the warmest months and you should plan to book early if you want to enjoy a home with a pool.

Adventure around every corner

The Matagorda Bay area, which encompasses part of the Gulf of Mexico, plays host to an array of wildlife, many of which can be viewed at the Matagorda Bay Nature Park. Hunting for waterfowl, feral hogs, and alligators is permitted on scheduled hunt days and kayak excursions are available throughout the summer. If watching wildlife is on your agenda, the Mad Island-Oyster Lake conservation area on the Bay’s eastern shore rewards visitors with the chance to view over 300 species of birds. Still more adventure awaits, seemingly around every corner, along more than 50 miles of unblemished coastline, and hundreds of secluded bayous and creeks.