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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3 weeks ago
Matagorda Beach

High Tide Warning! We are experiencing 16mph onshore winds in Matagorda today. The tide is already high. The forecast for tomorrow is for 35+MPH winds which we expect will drive the tide even higher than today. It is possible the tide will push all the way to the dunes overnight and tomorrow. We recommend you pay close attention to the conditions if you plan to head down beach today or Saturday. Be especially careful if you plan to camp on the beach overnight. Also the driving conditions are 4x4 only right now. ... See MoreSee Less

High Tide Warning! We are experiencing 16mph onshore winds in Matagorda today. The tide is already high. The forecast for tomorrow is for 35+MPH winds which we expect will drive the tide even higher than today. It is possible the tide will push all the way to the dunes overnight and tomorrow. We recommend you pay close attention to the conditions if you plan to head down beach today or Saturday.  Be especially careful if you plan to camp on the beach overnight. Also the driving conditions are 4x4 only right now.Image attachment

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Same for Palacios bay...the bay looks like a beach now.

Thank you for the heads up

Karen Wagner Hamilton

Laura Elkins see not a good beach day

So you are saying No Mosquitoes 🦟 today 🤓

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4 weeks ago
Matagorda Beach

Thank you to all who came out and made the Adopt-A-Beach beach cleanup a success! Special thanks to LCRA for providing, cooking and serving the hotdogs and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Stanleys General Stores for the refreshments. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jessica Robinson

1 month ago
Matagorda Beach

Don’t forget this Weekend is Adopt-A-Beach beach cleanup Matagorda Beach, SATURDAY 9-12 ... See MoreSee Less

Don’t forget this Weekend is Adopt-A-Beach beach cleanup Matagorda Beach,  SATURDAY 9-12
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