Although Texas is a state that is known more for its ranches than its beaches, but when the summer heat begins its seasonal appearance, the Gulf Coast is a welcomed sight for weary and hot land lovers. It does not matter whether you want to go swimming, fishing, kayaking, boating, bird watching or sunbathing, there are over 300 miles of shoreline located along the Texas border of the Gulf Coast. Allen is one of the sleepy beach towns in Texas that can help you find relief from the heat.

Boca Chica Beach

This is a state park beach that is located near Brownsville, Texas. Located about 70 miles from Allen, Boca Chica first opened to the public in 1994. In 2007, the land was transferred from the state to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The lease agreement for the land is valid for 50 years after the date of the signing of the lease.

There are several activities that are allowed adjacent to and on the beach, and they include:

Swimming
Birding
Picnicking
Wading
Surfing
Camping
Fishing (License required)

Del Mar Beach

Located east of Brownsville, Del Mar Beach is situated along State Highway 4. This is one of the most secluded beaches along the Gulf Coast. Del Mar Beach is within close proximity of Boca Chica Beach and South Padre Island.

Little Elm Beach

This is a public swim beach that is located on Lake Lewisville. There are several amenities included in your visit to the beach such as:

Amphitheater
Tent camping
Hiking
Biking trails
Sand volleyball
Swim beach
Athletic fields
Playground
Boat ramp

The beach is open and has a sand play area, and the town requires guests to follow certain rules including:

No pets allowed on beach
No glass containers allowed
Swim in designated areas only
No lifeguard on duty
No camping tents allowed on beach

Hidden Cove Park And Marina

Families have been visiting Hidden Cove Park and Marina for many years. Everything is located in the park to make a day out with friends and family even better. Here, you and your family can enjoy swimming, camping, dining and boating.

The beaches in and around Allen, Texas create the ultimate clean and safe environment for your next family getaway or stay-cation. You do not have to travel far from home to escape the brutal summer heat. Choose from different types of activities such as nature watching, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing,tent camping, fishing, skiing and swimming. More than anything else, these beaches will give you peace of mind.