Over 75 different bird species can be spotted in the marshes and along the sandy beaches throughout the year. The whooping crane is an endangered species and the nearby Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is their winter home.
Visit Texas’ first mile-long Blue Wave Beach with picnic cabanas, walking trail, restroom facilities, wildlife sanctuary, boat ramps, fitness trails, fishing piers, sand volleyball court, and a fantastic playground for children.
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is a 114,657 acre protected area situated on the southwest side of San Antonio Bay along the Gulf Coast. The rugged landscape is host or home to many amazing wildlife species, including whooping cranes, Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles, reddish egrets, alligators and coyotes.
Lighthouse Lakes Paddling Trails
The Lighthouse Lakes Paddling Trail was the very first Texas paddling trail and is actually a series of four loops ranging in length from 1.25 miles to 6.8 miles. Paddlers can glide through mangroves and seagrass flats that provide outstanding bird watching and fishing for red drum, spotted seatrout and flounder in the maze of tidal channels and flats.