And since we are a short road trip away from most large Texas cities, how can you say no? The sun does not get blocked out on our beaches because our beaches are untouched by any commercial business or hotels on the water. It is a true nature experience. Don't worry though, we have everything you need in town. Because we are on the Matagorda Penninsula, it makes it nearly impossible for hotels to build on the beach - or at least none have ever attempted to.. But us locals prefer it that way, the hotels would only obscure our panoramic view of the ocean, sunsets and sunrises and the sand dunes.
Our prices for hotels and beach house rentals definitely beat other coastal cities too. If you don't believe me, call them and find out yourself! We have several Bed & Breakfasts in the county too. So, not only do you get an affordable room rate with them, but hands down, the BEST customer service you've seen in a long time AND a delicious breakfast too.
And I know what you're thinking by now, what kind of activities can you do while in Matagorda County? There are plenty of free things to do that consist of sun-bathing, building sand castles, burying your friends in the sand (leaving their head exposed of course!), collecting seashells, swimming, boogie-boarding, naming what the clouds look similiar to, sight-seeing, birdwatching, building a bonfire and flying a kite. Other activities would be a guided kayaking trip for $20 per person. We cater to beginners and the experienced kayakers as well. You can sign up for any of the classes at the Matagorda Bay Nature Park that include adventures in beachcombing, the famous paddle and stroll (kayaking and beachcombing), cast away, the conservation experience, wings over wetlands and many more. You can get a full details and descriptions of their activities for 2012 on our calendar of events link. -And don't forget one of the best things to do in Matagorda County..FISH! You can have your choice to go out on your own, hire an experienced fishing guide and pick fresh or salt water!
There are also a wide variety of restaurants housing the freshest seafood around in Matagorda County, some right on the water. These venues have entertainment as well as bands for customers to enjoy during the summer. Find some nice accommodations, pair that up with a tasty restuarant, decide on an activity and you've got yourself an awesome weekend getaway - at a truly unbeatable price.