Emergency Information

If you have a life threatening emergency, immediately call 911 and let them know what type of emergency you have and that you are located on Matagorda Beach. Try and be very specific about your location. If you just say you are on the beach, it will be hard to find you.

Matagorda beach is a remote location especially as you head further down the beach. If you have a medical emergency at the top of the beach and need an ambulance, it will be over an hour before you get to the hospital.  It can take much longer if you are down beach. Keep this in mind before doing anything stupid or if you have a pre-existing medical condition. Also travel with an adequate first aid kit and be prepared to handle emergencies on your own for a while until help arrives.

Local Law Enforcement & EMS

Dial 911 for all emergencies
Sheriff’s Department Non-Emergency (979) 245-5526
US Coast Guard Houston/Galveston Sector 281-464-4800

Beach Towing

Matagorda Offroad & Recovery Facebook Page

Jackson Services 979-244-1831

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Another great report Clay! Remind people to take their trash with them too!

Thank you Clay and ALL Matagorda EMS for helping save lives. Please everyone reading this help me to let TEA know that you believe that education is the key to saving lives and ALL Texas school districts especially those 100 miles from the Texas coastline must mandate Swimming lessons and water safety taught in all elementary school districts. The minimal cost of swimming pool installations is nothing compared to the cost of Texas Childrens lives. This is a life skills class that allTexan children should be required to take. Education is the key to saving lives. Clay is right in saying that Matagorda is NO different than any other Texas Gulf coast beach.

Thank you


Thank you for recommending safety. I firmly believe the surf is not for swimming! Cool off, sit in shallow water, but USE safety precautions and safety equipment. I care about my fellow man too much to see another life lost. Stay safe and, again, thank you!

Thank you Clay!

What a wonderful service you are sharing. I hope there’s a way to get these messages out to more folks. Yes, the misinformation is out there! Again. A great job. You folks need to recognized and appreciated even more👣

Good wise advice.


Thank you for this reminder of the dangers of our Beach!! Life jackets are imperative fir small children and those who don’t understand the dangers of Water

Thank You for that report

Bonnie Cornelius Elbel

Thank you !

Great Report Clay We all should wear life preservers. Especially children!!

Great info!

make sure you take your trash back with you too

Christie Plumley Penny Donowho Shelly Cook Teague

Another great report Clay, people do need to be aware of what is going on. Thanks

Couldnt have said it any better! Anybody who lets their kids go far are irresponsible

Also remember that the harbor has free life jackets that you can use and return .

Good report as always.. It's sad that people still ignore all the signage around the jetties. What else can the county do? Can't fix stupidity.

Jessie Sterling Clarke

Brittany Granado Epley Casie Joseph Granado Jeremiah Rubio Ginger M. Rubio

Patrick Harris Adam Hutchings Jay Nicks some food for thought 🤔

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Thank you Gary Janise and Harbor Bait and Tackle. If you are headed to the beach and need a life jacket, they will loan you one!

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Thank you Gary!!!

You're a good man "Charley Brown"

Thank you. 🤩🤩

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Those rip tides are bad killed a friend of mine a few years back