Houston & Beyond Blog


The Brazosport Area, 50 miles south of Houston on the Texas Gulf Coast, includes Clute, Freeport, Lake Jackson, Quintana and Surfside Beach. With over 20 miles of natural beaches, fishing, Sea Center Texas, the Brazoria and San Bernard National Wildlife Refuges, museums, restaurants and shopping, Brazosport is perfect getaway for groups, meetings and the entire family. To learn more, visit or follow us at @VisitBrazosport on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Surf's Up in the Brazosport Area

Yes, you can hang ten in Texas! Surfside Beach has deep water and long jetties that make for good surfing. The deep water is only eight miles offshore of Surfside Beach so it produces much more consistent surf than other spots on the upper Texas coast. The deeper water allows the swell to pass without decreasing wave size. The jetties block the south winds, focus the swell, and create defined surf breaks. There are a few different types of boards available for rent or purchase in Surfside…

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Find Your Adventure at the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

You don’t need to be an avid hiker or birder to find your adventure at the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Located south of Houston, in the Brazosport Area, the Brazoria NWR is made up of over 40,000 acres of wetlands that are home to a variety of plants and animals. Boardwalks, trails, auto tour routes and blinds offer many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the refuge. Your first stop will be at the Discovery Center. This is where you can pick up helpful information about the…

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Four Fun Reasons to Visit the Brazosport Area this Summer

The Brazosport Area is a coastal community comprised of Clute, Freeport, Lake Jackson, Quintana and Surfside Beach just 50 miles south of Downtown Houston. This is your destination if you are looking for sandy beaches and family fun this summer. Surfside Beach Miles of sandy beaches with interesting seashells and marine life make Surfside Beach a perfect retreat for recreational sports, sun worshipers and nature lovers alike. Visitors will find plenty of beach house rentals, restaurants and…

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Four Fun Fishing Spots in the Brazosport Area

The Brazosport area has a number of fishing opportunities for the casual sportsman or the avid angler. The unique location of this area makes different types of fishing possible with relatively easy access. Here are four fun places to catch the big one just a short drive from Houston. Bastrop Bayou Public Fishing Area 590 County Road 476, Freeport, 77541 Fishing from a bank or a small boat is the easiest and most convenient way to fish in this area. This spot on Bastrop Bayou has a 200-foot…

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Brazosport: A Birding Haven

Love birds? The Brazosport area, some 50 miles south of Houston, has an abundance of quality locations to go birding. Whether you’re a seasoned birder or just starting out in this hobby, offers many opportunities to get out and see birds in their natural habitat along the Texas Gulf Coast. Thanks to its location in the Central Flyway, Brazosport is home to birds that migrate across the Gulf of Mexico and the coastal migrants that fly around the western edge of the gulf. The area also sits on a…

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The Center for Fun in the Brazosport Area

Just an hour from downtown Houston and minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, The Center for the Arts & Sciences is full of exhibits and fun activities for the whole family. The easy-to-find attraction is near Highway 288, a popular route to both Surfside Beach and Quintana Beach. Inside The Center, visitors will discover a natural science museum, a full-dome planetarium, an art studio and gallery, as well as two performing arts theaters. The Center is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays all…

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