Port Lavaca

Port Lavaca is probably best known for its world-class saltwater fishing. In addition to its beaches, the Port Lavaca area has numerous piers and a marina from where you can go fishing. The lighted piers at Lighthouse Beach and Bayfront Peninsula provide the perfect above-water platform to fish throughout the year.

Check out Half Moon Reef Lighthouse– “Great to stop for a few pics and historical markers. Located near the beach and bird viewing area as well as the public swimming pool.”

Calhoun County Museum – “very good local museum and there is lots of history in Calhoun County: The native Karankawan are well exhibited. The La Salle expedition and settlers of 1685 and the boatloads of German, Polish, Czech settlers who came to Texas via Infianola in the 1840s and 50s.”

20 min from Port Lavaca


Seadrift is only 20 miles from Port Lavaca! “Give yourself a full day to discover it all and pack a lunch to enjoy the sun, the bays, and the sea not to mention the local flair.” 

Art Center Seadrift / The Art Boat Art and sculptures from international artists on the premises. Private property Owned by German artist Dieter Erhard. Sun – Sat 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM

Bubba’s Cajun Style Seafood serves American, Seafood for lunch and dinner. It’s a great place to hit up the local vibe! The staff is accommodating and friendly. “The food is excellent and the beer is cold! If you leave hungry, you did something wrong.” Tue – Sat 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sun 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

30 min from Port Lavaca

Port O’Connor

Port O’Connor has long been considered The Best Kept Secret on the Gulf Coast, Port O’Connor is now known worldwide for fishing, hunting, birding, kayaking, and the peaceful lifestyle enjoyed by those who have discovered the jewel of the Secret Coast. Matagorda and Espiritu Santo Bay are full of a wide variety of species, including redfish, speckled trout, flounder, black drum, and striped bass.

5D Steakhouse “Hidden Gem” “Pretty much always great food and service.”
Monday-Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sunday: Closed, Bar Always Open Late!


Aransas Wildlife Refuge

Aransas Wildlife Refuge

The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge has been established in 1937 to serve as “a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife…” and “…for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or for any other management purpose, for migratory birds…” The wildlife conservation mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ensures the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge will continue to conserve, protect and enhance these lands for the benefit of wildlife and the American people.
Port Aransas Beaches

Port Aransas

Welcome to Port Aransas, a fun and funky island getaway for beach, sun and family fun! Nestled between the dunes of Mustang Island and the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, its tranquil beaches, gentle breezes and abundant wildlife are the perfect backdrop for your next vacation photos. Beachcombing, kite surfing, jet skiing, parasailing, surfing, kayaking, fishing, birding sites, trolley, eclectic boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and nightlife.
Galveston Island

Galveston Island

Galveston Island is one of the top locations in the country for birding. It has a rich variety of habitats – beaches, wetlands, grasslands, woods, ponds, and bays – in a small area that are home to many common year-round species, as well as numerous others that visit briefly or for part of the year.
Sunny days and mild nights make Galveston Island the perfect place to enjoy festivals year round. Many festivals celebrate art, music, film, food, beer and wine, while others celebrate various ethnic and cultural holidays.
Galveston is the perfect spot for a wide variety of exciting activities for those who enjoy an active lifestyle – from water sports, to endurance runs and yoga on the beach.

3 Great Locations to Choose From!