Act Fast

Flight Deals: Book Those Costa Rica, Mexico, and Belize Beach Trips Now

Book these beach destinations by Thursday.

06/05/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Surfs Up

10 Extremely Tempting Beach Vacations to Take in 2018

From Baja to Puerto Rico, it's time to plan for sand and sun.

05/25/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Beach Day

A Guide to All the Cool New Stuff on Galveston Island

Heading to Galveston for Memorial Day? Read this first.

05/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Beach Break!

4 Beach Trips Every Houstonian Should Take

The sun and sand are only a short drive from the Bayou City.

02/28/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Beach Break!

The Bright 'Side: A Day at Surfside Beach

A laidback fishing village where anything goes.

02/28/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Beach Break!

Ferry to Freedom: A Day at Bolivar

Take a 20-minute ride to another planet.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

Beach Break!

Livin' on the Edge: A Day at Galveston's Seawall

Making a day of it on Galveston’s front porch.

02/28/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Beach Break!

The End of the Island: A Day at Galveston's East Beach

The wildness of the natural world, but with all the amenities.

02/28/2018 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

One-Way Ticket

Are These the Best Cities for Living Abroad in 2018?

Beaches, wine hubs, and hidden gems to settle down abroad.

01/05/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Travel

July on the Fly: The Quick and Dirty on Non-Stop Flights to Mexico

We've rounded up 6 sunny spots, each easier and cheaper to reach from Houston than you may think.

07/06/2017 By Julia Gsell

Spoopy

4 Mystery Beach Reads with a Texas Twist

Tear through one of these Texas-focused beach reads.

06/27/2017 By Kyndall Krist

Travel

July on the Fly: The Quick and Dirty on Non-Stop Flights to the Caribbean

We've rounded up 11 sunny spots, each easier and cheaper to reach from Houston than you may think.

06/16/2017 By Julia Gsell

Texas Beaches

The Gulf Coast's 6 Most Alluring Spots for Pier Fishing

Including three prime piers in Galveston, top dolphin-spotting, and where to go shark-fishing.

06/14/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Texas Beaches

Beach Umbrellas: A Primer

A good umbrella can be hard to find. We went though that pain so you don't have to.

06/14/2017 By Jeff Balke

Texas Beaches

South Padre Island Is the Perfect Family Getaway—11 Months of the Year

Padre’s waters are the closest to blue in all of Texas, its sands closest to white.

06/14/2017 By John Lomax

Texas Beaches

Rockport: The Rare Beach Town That Occasionally Dresses for Dinner

Get to know the creative coastal community which once claimed to have more artists per capita than Paris.

06/14/2017 By Michael Hardy

Texas Beaches

Port Aransas: The Classic Seaside Town That Takes All Comers

And with more hotel rooms than residents, there’s something for every budget in this quirky coastal village.

06/14/2017 By Michael Hardy

Texas Beaches

The Local's Guide to Galveston Island

Where to find the least-touristy beaches, cheapest beachfront views, and the Gulf Coast-iest gumbo.

06/14/2017 By Peter Holley

Ice House

How to Crush the Competition in a Sandcastle Contest

Winning big in Galveston's annual competition means going against the grain.

05/25/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt