The Texas Gulf Coast
The Texas Gulf Coast is a welcoming and vibrant area known for its diverse range of experiences and charming, small-town atmosphere. With its rugged beauty and harmonious community, it is a rare destination where people from different backgrounds come together. Living near the beach and bay has numerous benefits, including improved physical and mental health, and opportunities for personal growth and a sense of community.
This map shows how Texas is bordered by New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mexico, and the Gulf of Mexico. The hilly southern and eastern part of the state is called the Gulf Coastal Plains.
Stretching about 367 miles as the crow flies along a gentle arc that makes up the northwestern edge of the Gulf of Mexico, there are over 3,300 miles of shoreline along its islands, bays, and river mouths.
Home to some of the best beaches in America, the Texas Gulf Coast region draws millions of visitors to its beach playground renowned for its wildlife & natural beauty.
The most popular resort communities are located on Galveston, North Padre (Corpus Christi), Port Aransas (Mustang Island), Crystal Beach (Bolivar Peninsula), and South Padre Island.
Coastal Resort Cities
- Corpus Christi Area
- Galveston Area
- South Padre Area
The General Land Office (GLO) manages the Texas coast region, the state’s second-most popular tourist attraction, generating $7 billion a year. Texas is the only state where beaches can be privately owned but must allow the public free and unrestricted access.