We'll admit that Texas doesn't have the beautiful beaches of South Florida or the Caribbean, but they're close to home and have their own charm. For example, sea glass is trash turned treasure.
The day you've been waiting for is here: we've braved the park rangers and potholes to try out McFaddin Beach, the 'unofficial' nude beach of the Texas Gulf Coast, and we're here to report back on the intricacies of skinnydipping on the Bolivar Peninsula.
This weekend we're in the Florida Keys. It's amazing and warm. Stay tuned for more when we get home next week! For now, enjoy this beautiful (and very, very lucky) sea turtle.
The Port Isabel lighthouse was constructed in 1852 at a cost of $15,000. Today it's owned by Texas Parks and Wildlife and operated as a museum. Is that a ghost we see in the window?
We're just kidding. We love birds, even seagulls! But one of the problems with beach camping is that seagulls are smart, and they know that people eat delicious food, and they want that food at any cost. On the beach, you eat at your own risk.
Visitors often complain that camping directly on the beach isn't allowed in most Texas State Parks. If you're one of those people, then Mustang Island State Park is perfect for you. Campers can drive directly out onto the beach, pick a spot above the high tide line, and pitch a tent in the sand. There are trash barrels and portable toilets, and a bathhouse on the other side of the dunes near the developed campground. This is our 'campsite':