2nd largest canyon in US

this state park is very strict about public consumption of alcohol. hiking here is amazing! bring lots of water, lots of water! you are in the desert, the days are extremely hot. the lighthouse and rock garden hike are musts. rock garden is a hike up and ends with beautiful views. the lighthouse is easier until the end, then gets a little strenuous. nights in the park are cool and beautiful. there are cabins available to rent, but reserve them FAR in advance. the breakfast sandwich in the park restaurant are delicious. campsites are close together, unless you are camping in primitive sites.

camp right on the beach

you are camping right on the beach. you will wake up to the sounds of the ocean, and gorgeous sunrises. since you are right on the beach, bring baby powder to remove sand from your skin. the restrooms here (prior to the hurricane) were not great. the campground has been closed since the hurricane, but they are building new restrooms and they are looking really nice! I’ve seen amazing sea life on this beach including: sea turtles, stingrays, starfish, and blue crabs. I’ve also had a great time shelling on these beaches. you can’t have public display of alcohol because it’s a Texas state park- so it’s not a party spot. however, if you are looking for a peaceful, quiet place to build a campfire and watch the waves roll in, this is your spot.