Enjoy Scenic Drives in the Texas Coast

When it comes to scenic drives in America, few places on the map rival the charm and beauty of Texas. Driving along the Texas Coast offers a unique combination of natural beauty, cultural richness, and coastal charm that is hard to find anywhere else. Picture yourself driving with the Gulf of Mexico by your side as the sun casts a warm golden glow over the water. The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay is one of the best hotels to serve as your home base in Rockport, TX. Nestled as close as you can get to the shores of Aransas Bay, our boutique hotel offers an unparalleled experience of seaside tranquility and Southern hospitality.

Top 4 Most Scenic Drives in the Texas Coast

  1. Fulton Beach Road: To begin your journey, head east on Fulton Beach Road. This scenic route follows the waterfront and offers stunning views of Aransas Bay on one side and charming coastal homes on the other. Enjoy the drive and take in the picturesque surroundings as you go. Be sure to stop at the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, where travelers can learn about the area’s rich history and admire the elegant Victorian architecture.
  2. Seabreeze Drive: No visit to Rockport is complete without a drive along the scenic coastline of Rockport Beach Park. This one-mile stretch of sandy shoreline is ideal for a serene walk or a refreshing swim in the Gulf of Mexico. 
  3. Aransas National Wildlife Refuge: If you love wildlife, you must visit the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, which is located a short drive away from Rockport. This sanctuary is home to many bird species, including the endangered whooping crane. 
  4. Texas State Highway 35: Explore the best of Texas on one of the most scenic drives in America. You will explore the majority of the Texas Gulf Coastline, including the iconic city of Houston, the hometown of NASA and Beyonce.

Staying at The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay is a truly enchanting experience that will delight your senses and rejuvenate your soul!

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