South Padre Island and Rockport: Two Texas Beach Towns to Call Home

By Fabi R. Gomes | July 5th, 2019

Although the Lone Star State isn’t really known for its beaches, the Gulf Coast is a welcome sight for sand-and-sea enthusiasts. While there are many beaches to choose from along the Texas coast, these two have been longtime favorites for generations:

1. South Padre Island
This small, family-friendly island is a tourist destination, but it also offers one of the best places to watch an abundance of wildlife such as dolphins and sea turtles. South Padre Island placed as second “Best Beach in Texas” by USA Today’s 2018 Readers Choice Awards. The island offers residents an array of bars, restaurants, and parks.

South Padre Island
  • CBHarper Listings on South Padre Island:

8500 Ocean Blvd Unit: 1102S, South Padre Island 78597

Listed at $849,000 – Presented by CBHarper agent Carmen Lucas

8500 Padre Blvd. Unit: 801S, South Padre Island 78597

Listed at $829,000 – Presented by CBHarper agent Carmen Lucas

708 Padre Blvd Unit: 705, South Padre Island 78597

Listed at $555,000 – Presented by CBHarper agent Carmen Lucas

2. Rockport
With a small-town charm and a friendly population, Rockport is considered one of the cleanest beaches in the state. Rockport was named “Best Beach in Texas” by USA Today’s 2018 Readers Choice Awards, as well as one of the “Best Places to Retire in Texas” by (#56 out of 697). Life in Rockport offers residents a variety of marine recreation such as boating, fishing (bay, offshore, wade, beach, and pier), duck hunting, swimming, and bird watching. The area is especially popular with retirees.

Rockport Beach

1 Aloha Ln, Rockport 78382

Listed at $675,000 – Presented by CBHarper agent Jennifer Mueller

For more information about Texas coastal living, or if you’re interested in owning a home in one of these popular beach towns, contact us to connect with a CBHarper agent who specializes in the area.

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