Gulf Coast

Texas Gulf Coast Region Map comprises 42 counties. Located on its outer perimeter are 624 coastal miles down to Mexico. It includes 11 barrier islands, including the largest two:  Mustang and Galveston bringing lots of visitors to the Texas Gulf Coast. At the widest geographic area of the Texas Gulf Coast Region Map is the inland city of Houston, with a  metropolitan population of over 6 million people.

Texas Gulf Coast Region

Texas Gulf Coast Region Map
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The Texas Gulf Coast Region Map has plenty of Texas State Parks for activities including swimming, beaches, fishing, kayaking, boating and picknicking. Texas State Parks and historic sties are located in the following seven Texas Gulf Coast cities:


Sea Rim State Park

Corpus Christi

1. Lake Corpus Christi State Park

2. Lipantitlan State Historic Site


1. Brazos Bend State Park

2. Galveston Island State Park


1. Battleship Texas State Historic Site

2. San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

3. Sheldon Lake State Park

Port Aransas

1. Lake Texana State Park

2. Mustang Island State Park

Port Isabel

Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site


Goose Island State Park

While visiting the Texas Gulf Coast Region, see a myriad of Texas coastal points of interest  landmarks. Galveston has the tree sculptures made after the massive storm Hurricane Ike, historic buildings on Broadway Street and the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA.

Houston has the Beer Can House, open to visitors on Fridays and Saturdays from 12-5 p.m. Another point of interest landmark is Houston's Eclectic Menagerie Park on Highway 288. Downtown has a series of underground tunnels to escape the hot sun, connecting 55 buildings with all kinds of shops, services like hair salons and many eateries.

For kayakers, Port Aransas has Lighthouse Lakes Trail or if you like deepsea fishing, the Fisherman's Wharf is probably for you. For birders, try Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center.

Corpus Christi, the second largest largest city on the Texas Gulf Coast has many points of interest. The top one is the USS Lexington, nicknamed "The Blue Ghost." Padre Island National Seashore is a favorite with its mostly primitive park. On part of the park, a four-wheel drive vehicle is required. Corpus Christi is home to Whataburger, one of the best burgers - What-a-burger and to Whataburger Field.

There are many, many other Texas Gulf Coast points of interest. What is yours? Send us your point of interest for possible inclusion.

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