The summer heat can be a beast, but even more so if you live in a congested city. If you want to get away to cool off and relax, Texas has more than 350 miles of wild coastal beauty waiting. True, when you think of a beach vacation the Texas coast may not be the first to come to mind. But if you know where to look, you’ll find the Coastal Bend full of beautiful locations ripe for summer fun.
This list from Texas Monthly discusses in detail fifteen of the best places to relax in nature along the Texas Coast. As a native Texan, I’m sorry to say I’ve only visited a handful of places on this list. This awesome list even has several places I’ve never heard of. To think, the Laguna Atacosa Refuge is close enough for a day trip, and I’ve yet to go watch for ocelots! (Yes, real ocelots. The Laguna Atacosa Refuge is a 97,000 acre wildlife refuge is home to over four hundred species of birds and myriad other creatures.)
The Texas coast has so much to offer – read the rest of the list here for more.