The Texas Gulf Coast is made up of more than 600 miles of shoreline between the Tennessee border to the northeast and the Mexican border to the south. Along the way is a wonderful mix of spectacular natural scenery, family holiday resorts and stunning sandy beaches. There’s a fantastic array of activities on offer near Texas Gulf Coast vacation rentals, from fishing to surfing.
Vacation rentals on the Texas Gulf Coast are found along a shoreline dotted with numerous historical sites. One such can be found at Spindletop, Beaumont, which is where the Texas oil boom first started, more than a hundred years ago. The San Jacinto Battleground also holds immense importance, as it was here nearly 200 years ago that Texas gained independence from Mexico.
If you want to experience spectacular coastal landscapes during your holiday at Texas Gulf Coast vacation accommodation the Padre Island National seashore is highly recommended. Here you’ll be able to enjoy some real peace and quiet, on a long, narrow sand island that forms an 80-mile length of beach. There are endless nature trails and some beautifully secluded spots for swimming and sunbathing.
If you hold an interest in bird-watching and wildlife-spotting, then Texas Gulf Coast self-catering vacation rentals would be perfect for you, as there’s a spectacular variety of birding sites, where you’ll be able to see a wealth of nesting and migratory species. The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge covers 12 miles of coast and serves as a temporary home for some 400 different bird species.
Houston, the USA’s fourth-largest city, would be an ideal destination during your holiday at vacation accommodation on the Texas Gulf Coast. Key attractions here include the Houston Space Center, where NASA’s missions are coordinated and planned. Houston Zoo is a world-class animal attraction, as is the Houston Aquarium. For a great day of shopping, head for the Galleria, a huge urban mall boasting almost 400 stores and services.
At Texas Gulf Coast self-catering holiday villas you’ll experience a humid subtropical climate. This means that you can expect hot conditions in the summer months, with 30-degree highs common from May to September. The rest of the years is generally either pleasantly warm or mils.
The main airport serving the region around Texas Gulf Coast vacation accommodation is Houston Intercontinental (IAH), which offers regular flights to and from London-Heathrow (LHR) via British Airways and Continental. If you’re staying towards the south then Corpus Christi (CRP) offers regular flights to Houston.