Gulf Waters Beach Front RV Resort Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 9.2

Port Aransas
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Gulf Waters Beach Front RV Resort Overview:

Review of Gulf Waters RV Resort

Just 5 miles south of Port Aransas is a new (2007) and fantastic RV resort - Gulf Waters Beach Front Resort. Gulf Waters is a condominium resort, meaning all sites are privately owned and governed by the By-laws of the Property Owners Association. Owners have the option of adding their site to a rental pool when they are not using it, which means that sites are available to buy, rent, or for a stay as an overnight guest.

Gulf Waters has done a excellent job of landscaping the entire Resort by adding palm trees, grass, freshwater ponds, plants, and flowers. In addition, some of the site owners have added their own structures, landscaping, and amenities to their individual site. Some of these enhancement include: stone grills and cooking areas, wet bars, stone work, flowering plants, and shrubs - all of which are very well done and further enhance the beauty of the Resort.

Another advantage of Gulf Waters is that it is away from the hustle and bustle of the city, provides all of the modern conveniences, yet is close enough for day trips to Port Aransas and Corpus, and only a 2 to 3 hour drive to San Antonio, Houston, or Mexico.

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Amenities and Fun Things To Do:

Gulf Waters Beach Front Resort is a one-of-a-kind and truly unique beach front RV resort community. All of the sites are well maintained and landscaped and very spacious with lawns, flowering shrubs, palm trees, many variety of beautiful plants, side yards, back yards, or water pond patios. There is lots of room to relax as you listen to waves splashing on the beach or watch the herons, egrets, and ducks look for fish in the large ponds that are strategically located throughout the resort. On average the 158 sites are 46 feet wide and 89 feet long - unheard of in most RV resorts! The additional landscaping and amenities added by the site owners, make each site a little different and unique.

All of the roads are paved and wide enough for the largest rigs to maneuver easily. There are no pull throughs, the sites are back-in for travel trailers or drive-in for motorhomes. The drive-in sites mean you have an outstanding view of the ponds and landscaping from your motorhome. All of the sites are full hook-ups with 20/30/50 AMP service. Each site has concrete circular tables with bench seating. The sites are very spacious with wide decorated concrete pads and lush grassy areas on three sides of the site.

A number of the sites surround four small freshwater ponds. The ponds are home to native birds, turtles, and ducks and make for a peaceful and beautiful setting, particularly during sunrise or sunset.

Gulf Waters has over 600 feet of sandy beach front along the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A short walk of less than 300 feet over a berm walkway and you're on the beach.

Some of the other amenities at this fantastic Resort include:

  • large aquatic pool
  • spa/hot tub
  • sparkling clean individual bathrooms with a tub or shower
  • fully equipped laundry area
  • a wonderful social center with a movie and book library, satellite TV, and music center
  • instant on telephone and cable TV

Gulf Waters has an Activities Director who has planned a number of fun things to do each month for owners and guests. Visit the events calender to find out what's going on during your visit. Gulf Waters has plans to build a new Club House for its visitors enjoyment.

In early 2008, a new section of the Resort was opened and if you hurry, you can take advantage of "Pre Construction Pricing" - call now so you don't miss your opportunity to own a piece of paradise and join the Gulf Waters family!   For more information, email Cheryl at or call at 361-749-8888.

Bottom line, this is a fantastic new RV Resort with beautiful and very spacious sites and lots to see and do near by. Reservations are recommended - plan a stay and book (or buy) a site early. Enjoy your trip and this excellent Resort.

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A Typical Texas Outsider Day:

We love staying at Gulf Waters Beach Front RV Resort because of it's peacefulness, friendly atmosphere, and convenient location to lots to see and do. On our typical three day stay, we will spend a day exploring the Rockport/Fulton area and Port Aransas.

In Port A, we like to park the car and bike everywhere - to the beach, to the park and along the jetty and marina, and to the restaurants and bars. Last time we visited the beach, there were three kite surfers and it was fun watching them ride the waves and catch some air. If you have time take a lesson from Third Coast Kitesurfing - what a fun and very thrilling sport. The beach has a long jetty that is good for fishing or a short walk.  Port A is loaded with funky and fun bars and some good restaurants.  Check out our Port A map which also has a link to our Top Ten Things To See & Do in Port A.

The next day we spend recovering which means some pool, hot tub, and beach time. Our beach time consists of some beach games (darts, Frisbee golf, washers, and boccie ball), biking along the surf, kite flying (which typically results in kite wars and broken kites!), and swimming in the warm water.

The third day we like exploring Corpus Christi to enjoy their good restaurants; bike along the waterfront which offers beautiful views of the marinas, boats, bay, and city skyline; visit the aquarium or USS Lexington; and end the evening at Brewster Ice House for good music, good times, and cold beer.  Use this Corpus Christi Map to find lots of fun stuff to do.

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Cool Nearby Activities:

As mentioned earlier, Gulf Waters Beach Front RV Resort is conveniently located to lots to see and do. Port Aransas is less that 5 minutes, Rockport and Fulton are 10 miles from the Port Aransas ferry, and Corpus Christi is about 35 minutes from the Resort.

Port A is well known as a center for bay, flats, jetty, surf, and offshore fishing. If you didn't come across the ferry, it's kinda fun to ride it across and back and watching the surfing dolphins. We enjoy biking around the city and to the beach. You can also drive or camp on the beach. There are a number of good restaurants and some very fun local bars. See the Texas Outside Port A map to learn more about Port A.

We spent a few hours biking and exploring Rockport and Fulton on our last trip and found a fun restaurant/bar, great bike ride along the bay and into a beautiful residential district with huge homes, boats, and a waterfront cafe and bar in the marina - a perfect place to take a break and enjoy lunch and a drink. Here is a link to more info on Fulton and Rockport. If you like birdwatching, you're going to love Rockport and Port A.

We enjoy exploring Corpus, which is also well know for it's fishing. We like to bike along the seawall, visit the aquarium and USS Lexington, and play golf. To learn more about Corpus take a look at our Corpus Christi Map,

Just down the road, Arnold Palmer has built a fantastic  signature 18 hole golf course called Newport Dunes and if you're a golfer, you have got to play a round on the very unique and fantastic golf course.   Read our review of Newport Dunes Golf Course.

Enjoy your stay at Gulf Waters - plan on spending a few extra days to enjoy the Resort and explore the area.

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Texas Outside Campground Rating System

Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”.  Each park is rated on:

  • Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
  • Park Condition:  the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
  • Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
  • Campsites:  low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
  • Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more

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