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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I remember when we went , fun !

Is there a route map for it?

What annual is it now? Maybe 17 or 18?

Hi...will you have another beach report any time soon? We are visiting next week and have not been able to get our SUV on the beach for at least a year. We have a four wheel drive now and are in hopes we can get on the beach next week. Thanks!

Do they still have the fireworks show after the Matagorda Lighted Boat Parade?

Wish we could’ve made it! I bet it was great! Btw, Matagorda Beach, will you have a beach update soon? Friends are coming in from out of town and want to know if the beach is pleasant to go to this time of year (to just walk around and such). Worried about mosquitoes, LOL!

Jason wish we could go!!

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