You will find excellent surfing for all levels of experience along with plenty of beach activities.
Surfside has four public parks where you can relax and enjoy the facilities for picnicking and outdoor family activities like nature walks, birding, fishing & boating.
It has a wonderful location on the Gulf of Mexico near the world renowned San Padre National Seashore where you will find another 70 miles of beautiful beaches. Malaquite Beach is one of the best and it is not as crowded as other Corpus Christi beaches.
Padre Island has a great beach and is also excellent for camping. The vast opportunities for fun in the sun and outdoor play make Corpus Christi one of the best family vacation ideas for Texas all year round.
Also, I enjoyed eating at new places and taking advantage of the different varieties of foods they offered. Another plus was the location of our hotel. We were right near the beach, with an awesome view!
We could see all the fishing and shrimping boats on the horizon, and literally when the sun set it set on the horizon of the water, making it almost the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. - Jennifer from TX
During the summer season the beach is the site of music concerts. There’s a playground for the children. Have some fun in the life-size maze, Amaz’N Texas, the miniature-golf course Neptune’s Kingdom, amusement park, bumper boats, and water coaster. Stewart Beach is clean and uncrowded.
Mustang State Park is also a great vacation idea for bird-watching as this coastal barrier island attracts a large number of migratory waterfowl and songbirds.
It was rated by the Travel Channel as the third best beach in the country. It’s a great family vacation idea because of all the year-round activities available. It is one of the world's top windsurfing destinations and it’s great for kiteboarding too.
The warm Gulf water and gentle waves make it an excellent family surfing vacation idea. You can also ride horses on the beach! Sounds like fun. South Padre Island is the home of Schlitterbahn Beach Water Park with family water attractions and the world's largest surfing ride.