Best beach hotels in Corpus Christi, Galveston, South Padre Island, Port Aransas, Montgomery, etc.

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Best Beach Vacation in Texas

If you’re thinking of going on a beach vacation, Texas may not be the first state you think of, but maybe it should be. Texas has many incredible beaches, both on the Gulf of Mexico and on lovely Texas lakes.

If you’d like to go to a Texas beach and are wondering where to stay, you might want to consider the following hotels. They were the Texas Beach Award Winners in the 2021 Best Loved Hotels by These beach hotels had numerous great reviews and received the highest great ratings. And you can use to find the best price for your stay.

Corpus Christi

Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Corpus Christi is tucked into a bay and its beaches are sheltered by Padre and Mustang Islands. Two of Corpus Christi’s major attractions, the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington, are located on North Beach. The city’s white sand beaches are very popular. Corpus Christi has very high average wind speeds and that makes wind sports very popular here, including kite boarding, wind surfing, kite flying and sailing.

Best Loved Beach Hotel

  • Capri Beach Hotel


Galveston has some incredible beaches on its 30 miles of beautiful shoreline. Its eight main beaches are all a little different. Most of the beaches are lovely and family friendly. Stewart Beach is the premier family beach park and it features beach volleyball court. Seawall Urban Park stretches more than 10 miles with the nation’s longest continuous sidewalk which is great for biking and running. Nearby Matagorda Bay Nature Park and Galveston Island State Park have beaches and also offer camping, hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing.

Best Loved Beach Hotels

  • The Galvestonian
  • Galveston Beach Condos
  • Casa Del Mar Beachfront Suites Onsite Team
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • The San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center
  • Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Seaside Resort
  • FOUR SEASONS on the Gulf
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach
  • Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Seaside Resort
  • Seascape Deluxe Beach Condos by A B Sea Rentals
  • Hilton Galveston Island Resort


Lake Conroe is located deep in the heart of Texas and just 50 miles from downtown Houston. This 21 acre lake has sandy beaches with areas for swimming and fishing piers. The lake is well known for its trophy largemouth bass.

Best Loved Beach Hotel

  • Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe – Houston

Port Aransas

Port Aransas is located on the northeast tip of Mustang Island. This sandy beach is popular with locals for surfing, swimming, sunbathing and other water sports. The beach features a life guard.

Best Loved Beach Hotel

  • Beachgate Condo Suites & Oceanfront Resort

South Padre Island

A barrier island off the southern tip of Texas, South Padre is known for its lovely beaches and calm water. The island features 34 miles of beautiful white sand beaches, clear emerald water and more than 300 days of sunshine each year. South Padre is the only tropical island in Texas.

Best Loved Beach Hotels

  • La Copa Inn Beach Hotel
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham South Padre Island Beach
  • The Palms Resort
  • Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island Beachfront
  • The Tiki
  • Wanna Wanna Inn