Matagorda

Coastal Que BBQ Is the Freshest Catch in Matagorda

June 27, 2023 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Where to Ride a Horse on the Beach in Matagorda

January 12, 2018 | By

Indulging in the age-old Texas tradition of riding a horse may be the best way to experience the untouched natural beauty of Matagorda—a secluded sandy treasure on the Gulf of Mexico.

My Secret Coast

May 10, 2017 | By Susan L. Ebert

No coastal highway passes through Matagorda. But when you follow Texas 60 south from Bay City to its terminus where the Colorado River empties into the Matagorda Bay, prepare to be beguiled.

Sentinels of the Sea

January 12, 2017 | By Laurence Parent and Patricia Parent

The first lighthouses came to Texas shores in 1852, built to guide ships past sandbars and shoals at river mouths and through tricky passes between barrier islands.

Paddle Port O

May 11, 2016 | By Andrea Abel

I’m an occasional weekend paddler, launching a canoe or kayak about once a month with my trusty paddling partner and husband John.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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