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The Texas Riviera

A natural greenhouse with a window on the tropics, "The Texas Riviera" spans some 130 miles along the state's Gulf Coast from Matagorda Peninsula to Baffin Bay and is one of America's best kept secrets. Enter this exotic land of sunshine, palms and the gulf coast breeze, where time, Texans and life all merged together, creating this special, style of South Texas living.

The Texas Riviera Beach


The Texas Riviera

Texas Riviera Activities
Bicycling is a very popular activity along the beautiful Texas Beachs. The beaches of Port Aranas, Mustang Island, and the north end of Padre Island are nearby. There are state parks and national wildlife refuges to visit.
Biking on the Beach
The Mustang Island State Park Paddling Trail consists of the North Trail (8.5 miles), the Shamrock Loop Trail (5.24 miles) and the Ashum Trail (6.8 miles). All of the trails follow the western shoreline of Mustang Island in Corpus Christi Bay.
Kayaking in Mustang Park
Cool gulf waters, sand dunes covered in rustling sea oats, emerald marshlands, wildlife refuges and cosmopolitan glamour define the Gulf Coast region, better known as the Texas Riviera.
Newport Dunes Golf Course
Wooded lots, beach & jetties, bay, and fresh water pond are some of the areas where you will experience wonderful birding opportunities on South Padre Island. Check out Texas Outside's Birding page for more information on where to bird watch, bird watching lodges, tours, and more
Whooping Crane
The Texas Riviera is one of the best fishing areas in Texas - wade fish, fly fish, surf fish, pier fishing, or deep sea fishing - these fishing guides can help you land a great dinner or a trophy fish
Riviera Beach Pier
Mustang Island State Park named for the wild horses brought to the island in the 1800's. The island is now open to the public for outdoor activities including camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, sunbathing, surfing, kayaking, and excellent birding.
Mustang Island State Park
Activities are camping, picnicking, boating (motors allowed), water skiing, fishing, swimming (unsupervised beach), bird watching, and hiking.
Lake Corpus Christi
Diving the rigs in the Gulf of Mexico offers divers a wide variety of fauna and exotic fish
Snorkeling in the waters of the Gulf
The recreational activities are camping, excellent birding, and fishing Other activities include picnicking, boating (motors allowed), nature study, wildlife observation, and photography.
1000 year old "Big Tree"
The Gulf of Mexico and all the bays around Corpus are perfect for surfing, windsurfing, and kiteboarding
Windsurfing On the Gulf
Woody’s offers first class amenities for your complete Port Aransas vacation with a one-stop headquarters for your fishing needs as well as parasailing, jet ski rentals, boat rides or just relaxing.
Woody's Sports Center
With all this water, you need to take a boat tour, rent a waverunner, charter a fishing boat, go for a dinner cruise, or go fishing - you'll find some boat rental locations on this page
Waverunner Cruising the Waters of the Gulf


Padre Island

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