Many family pets became much more than just an animal that hangs around the house. Some of these pets become part of the family. Some pets play the role of children within the family structure. With the economy rebounding, family vacations will become a greater priority for many families in the coming years.
Traveling with pets has become a much easier task recently. This is great news for pet owners around the country.
South Texas offers some of the most accessible beaches in the United States and many of them are pet friendly. Combine this with the fact that many leasing companies are opening their doors to pets these days and you have the recipe for a sun filled beach get-away with your favorite animal (s). Now we will go over some of the best pet friendly beach options that south Texas has to offer.
Cole Park is a great destination for families with both children and pets. Located in Corpus Cristi, this beach features play areas for children, a fishing pier, and more sand than your dog can wag his tail at. Padre Island National Seashore is one of the most popular beaches in the country with over 800,000 visitors annually. You will find many dogs enjoying the sun and sand here. Leashes are only required in a few areas.
Stewart Beach is in Galveston and allows leashed dogs. This is a popular beach amongst families. You can join in the sand castle competition while you are here.
South Padre Island offers another pet friendly beach with the Isla Blanc Park. This is a very large beach and there are strict rules for cleaning up after your pet, making this a very clean beach. Using this beach is free and there are nightclubs, restaurants, and shopping areas nearby. Pooper scoopers can be found at the park office.