Learn to surf with Quiksilver Pro Surfer Morgan Faulkner and crew at their Quiksilver/Roxy surf camps, or sign up for private lessons or a group event. In Port Aransas year round and in Corpus Christi for Saturday one-day camps. Now in their 5th year, their camps and lessons are acclaimed as among the best in the USA. Reserve your spot by calling 361-749-6956. www.texassurfcamps.com
Painters, sculptors and photographers flock here to record seascapes, birds and windswept live oaks. Downtown is lined with shops and galleries. Many great dining choices. Located about 35 minutes from downtown Corpus Christi, on TX 35-BS.
This small busy beach town is on the tip of Mustang Island. Shop coastal stores and dine in island style restaurants. Drive or take the free ferry.
Portland’s location on two bays provides great water activities. Including excellent Birding. Indian Point Park and Pier, a 333-acre public park called Sunset Lake is lined by hike/bike trails, its marshlands are perfect for birding, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and sailing. 877-643-2475
The waves are calling your name! Learn to surf with some of the finest instructors Texas has to offer. Part of the prestigious Billabong Camp’s program. Come enjoy learning to surf in a safe, fun, and friendly environment. Camps are designed for all ages and abilities. www.padreislandsurfcamp.com 361-774-224
The longest remaining undeveloped stretch of barrier island in the world and home to the most important nesting beach in the U.S. for the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle. Visitors Center has small museum, bookstore, concession stand, observation decks, restrooms and showers. Semi-primitive and primitive camping. $10 per car 7-day permit. 361-949-8068
On the north end of Padre Island, Enjoy 375 acres of Beachfront park. Required parking permit $12 for annual pass. Camping/RV info at the office near Bob Hall Pier. 361-949-8121