Isla Blanca Park, which is located on the southern tip of the island and has pavilions with dining options

Padre Island National Seashore Along the Texas Gulf Coast, the pristine Padre Island National Seashore encompasses approximately 70 miles of beaches

Mustang Island, a barrier island only 30 miles east of Corpus Christi, is a well-liked beach resort for energetic tourists and children.

Surfside Beach, TX It should come as no surprise that the beach is the main draw in this tiny community 40 miles southwest of Galveston.