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Old 10-03-2017, 09:11 PM   #1
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South Texas beach camping

I have read about beach camping in south Texas in the winter.

Can someone give me some guidance as to where exactly and what conditions will I see there?

Is it difficult to get a spot like it is in FL without advance reservations?

Does it get crowded? Are supplies/restaurants/sight seeing opportunities close by?

Has the recent hurricane changed travel down to there from previous years?

What else do I need to know?

thx for the guidance...
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:16 PM   #2
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I know nothing first hand. We considered it but were told there might be issues with "things walking away". Others said it was great. We looked at Florida, and most campgrounds laughed at us. So, we compromised and are going to Gulf Shores.

But here is a URL I found when I was looking at it, if this helps.

Rio Grande Valley Texas RV Parks for Snowbird and Winter Visitor TX
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We have been spending the winters at Port Aransas TX for the last several years, and love the area and the friends that we have made. This year will be somewhat different due to Harvey but we are still going but some of the business and restaurants will still be rebuilding. We normally stay at Pioneer Beach RV resort, but it also was hit pretty hard but they are back open with 80% of the sites available. We will have to see about the rec hall and things this winter.

Good beach type sites are available but you may have to move several times during your stay. Some what easier than Florida I would say be not a piece of cake either.

If you go further south into the valley and further from the beach sites are easier to get. Good parks on the beach are mostly full during the winter season. There is a lot to see and do with many restaurants and site seeing attractions.
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We have been spending the winters at Port Aransas TX for the last several years, and love the area and the friends that we have made. This year will be somewhat different due to Harvey but we are still going but some of the business and restaurants will still be rebuilding. We normally stay at Pioneer Beach RV resort, but it also was hit pretty hard but they are back open with 80% of the sites available. We will have to see about the rec hall and things this winter.

Good beach type sites are available but you may have to move several times during your stay. Some what easier than Florida I would say be not a piece of cake either.

If you go further south into the valley and further from the beach sites are easier to get. Good parks on the beach are mostly full during the winter season. There is a lot to see and do with many restaurants and site seeing attractions.


We stayed in the Rio Grand valley near Mission at Bentsen Palms, a first class snow bird destination. We were there in mid February, and it was plenty warm, 80's and 90's. One day it went to 100, and we went to South Padre to cool off. The town is full of low and high rise condos, and multiple bars and restaurants, but the beach stretches for miles and miles north of there on both sides of the road. There were quite a few folks camped along the beach, and it looked pretty nice. But access looked shaky, with a lot of deep, soft sand between the road and the beach. The map says it is a state park, although we did not see any sort of an organized campground. The state parks are pretty awesome in Texas, so try giving them a call about beach camping. I don't think Harvey went that far south.

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I can whole-heartedly recommend Surfside RV Park and Resort in Port Aransas. Not directly on the beach, but close. Great owners and well-manicured sites. We should be there right now, but surgery last week prevented that from being a reality.

Surfside RV & Resort Steps away from the Gulf of Mexico or https://www.facebook.com/surfsiderv/
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I can whole-heartedly recommend Surfside RV Park and Resort in Port Aransas.
thx for the info... on their site I see no pics of the camping spots... are they grass, concrete, gravel?

Hope you recover and get on your way soon!
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We have Thanksgiving reservations at Dellanera RV Park in Galveston. No idea what it'll be like, but supposedly they weathered the storm just fine.

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