Surfside Beach, Texas

03 Jun

My family took a short getaway to the gulf this week just after the last day of school. We wanted to avoid the Memorial Day weekend crowd and left on Memorial Day. The drive was easy with hardly any delays especially in Galveston. The seaside was crowded though from one end to the island to the other. Once past the bridge, there remained quite a few people on beaches but not nearly as many as in the more populated areas.

We found access near Surfside and introduced my baby boy to the surf. His expression was priceless–first as I let the wind fill the kite wings and climb into the air with the very long tail. He then tip toed into the water and immediately discovered how cool the wet sand felt especially when finding shells. From that point on, he had a shell in each hand and played for almost an hour that very late afternoon.

My husband and I had talked about renting a vacation house with another family along the shore for a week. I like to be as far away from the general population as possible. As I get older, I do not enjoy all the trendy hot spots that everyone else likes. Really, it’s the crowds more so than the actual place that make the experience less enjoyable. Pack up absolutely everything you need to avoid a trip back into the city and simply relax. Peace. Quiet. Privacy.


Posted by on June 3, 2010 in Photography, small towns, Texas


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19 responses to “Surfside Beach, Texas

  1. swanpetal

    June 3, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    What a good time! It sounds like your boy really enjoyed it. And that’s a very nice photo.

  2. wildstorm

    June 3, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks S. We got home last evening. Lot’s of photos to upload!

  3. burstmode

    June 4, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Galveston is nice this time of year. Glad your boy enjoyed it…I can still remember the first time I took my children to Galveston.

  4. Lin

    June 4, 2010 at 10:31 am

    The foto looks very tranquil and completely reshapes my vision of what I imagine whenever I think of Texas.

    Enjoy your weekend!



  5. chasity

    June 5, 2010 at 8:22 am

    i have been dreaming of a trip like this….almost aching for it. your destination looks fantastic.
    have a wonderful time.

  6. Anna

    June 6, 2010 at 8:08 am

    A beautiful spot and a wonderful experience for your little boy! I remember when I introduced the beach to my little girl… all wonder! πŸ™‚

  7. angelcel

    June 6, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I’m with you – if I can holiday away from big crowds then that’s the best holiday possible. A bit of peace and quiet and a lovely beach like this – heavenly.

  8. doanli

    June 6, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I took my beach for granted all of these years. Now it’s being hit by that oil spill.

    Please pray for LA, MS, AL, and FL–people whose livelihoods depend on the GOM and for the poor wildlife. It’s so sad.

    Your little boy is adorable btw. πŸ™‚

  9. wildstorm

    June 6, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Dori, thank you. And yes, I am praying for all involved in that terrible oil mess in the gulf. So many greatly affected for many years.

  10. wildstorm

    June 6, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Angelcel, there’s nothing more wonderful than quiet in a place like this.

  11. wildstorm

    June 6, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Thanks Anna. Unforgettable memories.

  12. wildstorm

    June 6, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks so much Chasity and thank you Lin!

  13. wildstorm

    June 6, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Burst, it wasn’t too hot at all when we were there. In fact, the days were perfect. Except for those mosquitos at Brazoria NWR.

  14. Pastor Larry

    June 7, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    So cool

  15. slamdunk

    June 7, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful time there in TX.

    We are the same way with the crowds and keep renting Outer Banks (NC) beach houses that are more off the beaten path. The crowds continue to keep up with us though.

  16. Jacqueline

    June 15, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I’d like to plunk myself in this photo right now, with a good book. I’m glad to know you how such a fantastic time — well deserved!

  17. Peltier Cooler :

    October 26, 2010 at 8:51 am

    beach houses are nice because you can swim anytime you want and the beach is a great view too-`-

  18. Jen}

    October 10, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Thanks wildstorm for the share

  19. Justin

    October 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks wildstorm for the share


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