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These 4 Texas Campsites Let You Sleep Right By the Water

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Although the summer season is soon ending, by the calendar, in truth, our Texas temperatures can carry the heat for quite some time into autumn. That being said, there’s no reason you can’t still consider a camping trip either solo, with your loved one, or with the entire family. These four Texas campsites let you sleep or have great activities near the water, so why wouldn’t you clamor to get there? Sleeping near the ocean can be absolutely as peaceful as it sounds. It can also leave you feeling refreshed, which isn’t something we can take for granted. If you’re ready for bonfires on the beach and late nights hearing the waves crashing on the shore, here are some fine Texas locales to find yourself in.

1. I.B. Magee Beach Park in Port Aransas

These 4 Texas Campsites Let You Sleep Right By the Water

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This beach is actually part of Mustang Island and features a number of designated as well as primitive campsites. At 167 acres, I.B. Magee Beach offers a lot of wide-open spaces in which to find solitude, and the ability to find yourself at a surf camp, held over the course of the summer, is definitely something to write home about! The fishing isn’t too bad here as well, and the chance you’ll get to post a beauty of a catch on your Instagram is high. To learn more about this park, visit the link available here.

2. Sea Rim State Park in Port Arthur

These 4 Texas Campsites Let You Sleep Right By the Water

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With 15 campsites located immediately next to the boardwalk and beach, Sea Rim State Park in Port Arthur is a Texas camper’s dream come true. In addition to these, there are 75 primitive campsites which are first-come-first-serve, as well as a floating site which is accessible by boat. Each of the beach-side campsites includes a tent pad, an outdoor grill, picnic tables, water hookup, a post for a lantern, and a 50/30 amp electrical hookup. To learn more about Sea Rim State Park, visit the link available here.

3. Mustang Island State Park in Port Aransas

These 4 Texas Campsites Let You Sleep Right By the Water

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As the park that attracts a smaller crowd in comparison to South Padre, Mustang Island State Park is a joy to visit and camp by the water. The 1.5 miles of beach allows for 50 campsites, accommodating up to eight people. Your group can get the tent set up, get your dinner started, and close out the night with a beach-side marshmallow roast to cap it off! For more information, visit the link available here.

4. Padre Island National Seashore at South Padre Island

These 4 Texas Campsites Let You Sleep Right By the Water

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As noted above, South Padre Island is a popular place to find oneself camping in the summertime. That’s why there are over 64 miles of open shoreline to accommodate campers, tourists, and day-visitors at this year-round site. There are no reservations needed for primitive camping by water. Although that sounds fantastic, keep in mind that you’ll need to travel 12 miles for the nearest amenities. Campers, including beach campers, will need a camping permit, which is available from the kiosks at the campground entrances. To learn more about Padre Island National Seashore, click the link available here.