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If You Read One Article About Texas Islands, Do Read This One

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Almost everyone is aware that Texas has islands…we’re situated along the Gulf of Mexico. But, many of us Texans have only heard of South Padre and Galveston islands (two very large Texas island tourist destinations) and rarely hear of some lesser-known places to visit. There are actually a few other Texas islands that are well worth a look for a number of reasons.

1. Mustang Island

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Mustang Island (also known as Port Aransas) has beautiful beaches, abundant fishing, and a resort atmosphere that makes you feel you’re visiting a tropical destination. Following Hurricane Harvey, of last year, the area will be in the process of doing some recovery, renovation, and rebuilding, however, the scenery and the people truly make this a great historic trek.

2. Pelican Island

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Pelican Island is part of the city of Galveston. It’s home to two Navy warship memorials – the USS Cavalla and the USS Stewart – situated at Seawolf Park.  There are also a number of other preserved war artifacts in the park, making Pelican Island a great place to vacation for history buffs.

3. Ward Island

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Ward Island, off the shores of Corpus Christi, is now home to Texas A&M’s Corpus Christ campus, but at one time, it was a Naval Air Technical Training Center. Present-day vacationers are history buffs who are fascinated with its importance during World War II.

4. Matagorda Island

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Matagorda is a lesser-visited sister island of Galveston. A visit here means a relaxing beach day. There’s a variety of wildlife refuges situated on the island and visitors might get the opportunity to see species of endangered animals that they have never before seen.

5. Padre Island

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