Matagorda Beach Rules & Regulations

  • Driving on the beach requires a $10 beach vehicle permit.
  • Only registered vehicles are allowed on the beach. $50-500 fine. Golf carts and UTVs must be registered before they can be driven on the beach. Golf carts and UTVs are registered through the County Tax Assesors Office. You find the application and information here.
  • The beach is a state highway. All normal motor vehicle laws apply.
  • The official speed limit on the beach is 15mph.
  • Driving in the dunes or on vegetation is illegal & contributes to beach erosion.
  • No Glass Containers!
  • No swimming near the jetties or pier. There are strong currents in this area.
  • Camping is permitted with no additional fee. You may camp for up to 72 hours.
  • No Littering! Pack out all trash.
  • Do not park blocking the beach entrance.
  • Please enjoy one of the least crowded beaches on the Texas coast, and please leave it better than you found it.

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2 weeks ago
Matagorda Beach

We have another beach report out ahead of the weekend. Don't forget to drop in to a yoga class Saturday morning with yogaoutside.tv. ... See MoreSee Less

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We just visited 7/25 - 7/28, and the beach was great! We do not have a 4x4, so it was nice to drive right on the beach. We parked very close to the entrance and then backed down towards the water. No crowds was the best part!

Had a great time this past week, no problems!!

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1 month ago
Matagorda Beach

We have a late but quick beach report for you today. More to come on the beach rake. Stay tuned but please comment and let us know what you think! ... See MoreSee Less

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Always enjoy these beach reports

Thanks , Clay!! Also, Tropical Maniac !!

THIS IS AWESOME. We desperately need a beach rake.

Good dsy ahead. ENJOY.

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1 month ago
Matagorda Beach

Happy 4th of July! Please be safe on the beach today. Life Jacket loaners are available at the Harbor Bait and Tackle Shop.⚠️Galveston Beach Patrol is reporting red flag conditions for strong rip currents at area beaches today.

A HIGH Rip Current Risk is in effect through this evening. Use extreme caution if entering the water, and swim near a lifeguard.
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Happy 4th of July! Please be safe on the beach today. Life Jacket loaners are available at the Harbor Bait and Tackle Shop.

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Can people pop fireworks on the beach in Matagorda

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