This is a great beach that's only an hour and a half drive from NW Houston. Nice, clean beach and not rocky.
The beaches in Texas are not wonderful, but Surfside is one of the better ones. Someone told me they bring in sand and it is nice sand. There is a lot of seaweed. Not very crowded.
I had a ton of fun going to this beach. It's a more family friendly beach. The water is cleaner, better than Galveston beaches. One thing i don't like is that there is a lot of seaweed and at night you better bring some OFF because the mosquitoes will eat you alive. We usually go early and stay all the... More
We were there June 24-26/12, staying at the Ocean Village Hotel. The beach directly adjacent to the hotel was nice but as soon as you walked more than a few meters in either direction, the beach became covered in garbage. Also, they don't rake the seaweed (and there's tons of it) and so there are a gazillion mosquitos. Not a... More
Surfside Beach is a great area to hang out with family if you are not looking for many other ammenities. This is a no-frills town, with basic services such as a couple of "quicky marts" for essentials, a couple of bars for some nightlife, and plenty of beach to walk or drive on. Outside of the major holidays where the... More
...but not by much. Surfside is less tourist based and commercialized than its neighbor to the north, but it still leaves something to be desired. We visited on day trips from Houston, and most recently rented a beach front vacation home. Weather was good for spring, beach was filled with drift wood debris from when the Brazos flooded several days... More
This is a small town located not too far from the Galveston beach area on the northeast Gulf coast area of Texas (near Houston on a map). Made up mostly of locally-owned beach houses with one convenience store for gas and supplies as you come into town. I love to go and try (not always successful) to catch fish there... More
The water is fairly shallow, but there are no life guards. There are covered picnic tables and portapotties spaced out along the beach. You see lots of families. The major Holidays get supermega crowds but most of the warm months are moderate crowds. There are a few eating establishments with in walking distance, but most peole bring picnic food. The... More
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