3 Mile Lake

3 Mile Lake (Google calls it Spring Bayou) is a large marsh area on the backside of Matagorda beach. This is a good area for birding and fishing. It is accessed from the Beach but typically requires a 4×4 vehicle.

Getting There:

You will need a 4×4 vehicle in order to drive to this site. From Matagorda head south on FM 2031 over the bridge. Drive past all the houses then take a left on Dunes Road. There will be a sign that says “Public Beach Access”. Dunes road will dead end onto the beach. Take a left and drive approximately 1.25 miles and you should see 3 Mile Cut open up to your left. Drive toward the cut. This will lead you back behind the dunes and to good access sites. Stay on obvious trails in this area. It is illegal to drive on any vegetation on and behind the beach. 

Parking & Facilities

There is plenty of parking on the beach and next to 3 Mile Lake. There are no other facilities.

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It’s always fun todo a little beach combing for sea glass.#tropicalmaniac #matagordabeach #Matagorda #texas

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Beautiful 💕❤️

These are some of our Matagorda finds

Love that Beach 🏖

I love Matagorda! Haven’t found any sea glass there yet, maybe one day.

Wish I had ride I would be there every day. I do walk on Sunday's. On good Sunday's just not many of them

Jeff coney!

I always look for beach glass....have found a little...found quite a bit in Sargent and some on the Colorado as well

Yes it is.

My little collection from our first time visiting!

Nice find! 💕

These were my Matagorda beach treasures from Saturday.

Love to collect sea shells

My fav!!!

Lucky!

Found this yesterday

This is all from Matagorda over the years.

SHHHHH. Don’t tell everybody. Keep it out little secret

Some of my glass and coral over the years.

Love Matagorda glass! Got me a truckload! 😂

Debbie Crawford

Look at you go!!!!!! Jackpot with out the metal detector!

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Happy New Years Eve! Our friends over at the Tropical Maniacs of Matagorda Foundation are working to make sure our beach is cleaner next year.

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That’s awesome! It’s so great that you value this amazing, hidden treasure! I LOVE this beach ♥️

Great!!!

Thank you!!!

Yay! Thank you for making my beach a whole lot better!

Awesome!

This is a wonderful gift. I do wish people would just take care of their own debris while visiting the ⛱ beach..

Awesome...thank you. You are appreciated...

That’s fantastic. Great for Gorda

Well done! Most excellent! Thanks for all you do!

I couldn’t agree more our visitors need to clean up their area before they pack up and leave. Y’all have a safe and prosperous New Year

AWESOME! Thank you Cinco Davant & Friends!!

Very nice, now if everyone just picks up their own trash, this will last longer

Well done!

I'd take that full time job

This is awesome. Thanks fellow Maniacs for yalls donations!! Where and who will be responsible for this equipment? Hope not the county.

Thank you so much for all you do👏Is there anyway this machine can filter out the tumbled sea glass to save for me?😁🐟🐬😆

Charlie Shaw . Looks like the same one they where using in Mexico

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Bonfire on the beach....tonight. Stop by if you see the fire...

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Are you on my beach bro my dad and uncle built tjepiet and the jetties on that beach.

My favorite beach in Texas

On my way

Hell yeah! 🔥🤙

It looks beautiful

Beautiful

That can’t be our beach

Is that a photo from today? Water looks gorgeous!

Wish I wasn't 6 hrs away😥

Frank Morales

Shelley Waters

We were just there!

Rorey Walters Emily Anderson Walters Holly Schoenfeldt We gotta get our travel trailers down there

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