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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Matagorda Beach

We have a beach report out ahead of a beautiful weekend in December. If you are looking for long term or corporate rentals in Matagorda, check out sandpiperapartmentsmatagorda.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Great information!

Just curious why the city does not work on the public entry to the beach so vehicles can get in. We are staying in a house with beach access but want to drive the beach. We do not have a 4x4. We visit here twice a year and its always a toss up whether we can drive on the beach or not.

Thanks for the report

2 months ago
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Always a great event if you are in town for Thanksgiving. ... See MoreSee Less

Always a great event if you are in town for Thanksgiving.

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Harley Reagan Smith & Ashley Nichols we can go unless it's real cold that night.

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