best time to visit the Gulf cost TEXAS BEACHES & RESORTS

The Texas Gulf Cost comprises more than 300 miles?of shoreline with excellent (though windy) beach resorts. 

Top travel beach highlights and major destinations in the Texas Gulf Cost include...

- Galveston (near Houston),
- Corpus Christy
(nearly 225 miles from Houston/3 hours drive) and...
- Padre Island (over 350 miles from Houston/5 hours drive)  

Padre Island - perhaps the most popular coastal resort destination in Texas - is a good illustration of the attractions offered by the Texas Gulf Cost.

Padre Island comprises a North Island and a South Island - with the South Island being the one that attracts most tourists - divided by an impassable canal. Padre Island - like most other Gulf Cost beach destinations - offers sun, beachlife, surf, fishing, bird watching, dolphin watching, golf, biking, camping and great seafood...


The summer weather in the Gulf Coast is subtropical, with temperatures persistently around the 90ºF / 32ºC. Summer months are the most popular time.

Winters tend to be mild, with average temperatures around 50?-70?F; temperatures rarely drop below 40ºF-50ºF / 4-10ºC. The winter is a great time to golf and surf or for bird watching and fishing.

Spring and Fall are excellent months for a visit. Typically, general weather conditions are agreeable, with high average temperatures ranging from 80?-90?F (27?-32?C) and low average temperatures ranging above 70?F (21?C). Fall is especially popular as a fishing season, with competitive accomodation costs.


Summer - and the two-week Spring Break period, with hundreds of thousands of college students - is the most popular period, but also a busy one with high hotel prices.

That's not the best time for those who want to avoid crowds and higher accommodation costs, or are not interested in beach swimming.

For details on temperatures and data weather in Houston region, see Houston Table Weather ( weather conditions on the coastline aren't as harsh in the Summer as they are in Houston).


Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport,
Houston Hobby Airport and
 Corpus Christi International Airport 
San Antonio International Airport

See also: 
Best Time to visit Texas
Best time to go to Corpus Christi and Mustang Island 
Best time to visit Galveston, Texas
Best time of the year to visit Houston
Best time to visit Lubbock, Amarillo, El Paso and Old West Ranches
Best time to visit San Antonio, Texas 
Best time to visit Dallas, Fort Worth, Tyler and the East Texas Cattle Ranches