Surfside (Texas)

Surfside or Surfside Beach is in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. A small beach town between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway with over 4 miles of beaches.

Get in

Surfside is about 60 miles south of Houston, where the closest airport and car rentals can be found. Take SH-288 South all the way through Lake Jackson. On the south edge of Lake Jackson you'll cross Main Street and a few hundred yards later, on the right, turn right on SH-332 East, across the intercoastal waterway bridge to Surfside Beach.

From Galveston, head south to the toll bridge ($2 either direction) and follow the Bluewater Highway to town.

Get around

The beach makes for excellent walking, but the few services in town are spread out enough to make a car or bike a necessity.

Horses are allowed on the beach May 15 - Sept 15

See

Do

Fishing

Buy

Eat

Surfside has only a small convenience store for groceries, for real shopping you'll need to head over the bridge to Clute or Lake Jackson. Fresh fish and shrimp can be purchased at the small fish market on the other side of the bridge.

Budget

Mid-range

Drink

Sleep

Most visitors to Surfside take advantage of the numerous and affordable vacation homes ranging from tiny one-bedroom A-frames, to muti-story houses big enough for family reunions. Always do your homework before choosing your vacation rental home or rental management company.

Connect

The closest public internet connections are at the Lake Jackson Public library and in Galveston. If you're in town for a week or more, you can arrange wireless access through Surfside.net (owned and operated by the mayor!).

Note that many vacation rentals do not have telephones, but there is decent cell phone coverage for the area.

Stay safe

Seaweed - a significant amount can sometimes be heaped up on the beach, especially after a storm. It can sometimes accumulate in large rafts that are too thick to comfortably navigate

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