St. Mary’s Bayou

St. Mary’s Bayou is a large marsh area. You can spend all day exploring here. This is a great site for birding & fishing. When the winds are high, this is a good site to paddle as there is some protection from the wind. Take a GPS as it is easy to get lost in the maze of bayous.

Getting There:

From Matagorda head south on FM 2031 across the bridge. The trailhead is on the east side of the roadย just past Snapper’s Restaurant and Bar.
Coordinates: 28.66398, -95.96236

Parking & Facilities:

There are no bathroom or other facilities at this site. Park on the west side of the road on the shoulder and do not block any driveway entrances.

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The forecast path for Tropical Storm Hanna has shifted to the south, but we will still see high tides and expect the beach to flood overnight as tropical storm force winds and heavy rain come ashore. The current forecast calls for a 1-3ft storm surge on most of the Texas Coast. Camping on the beach tonight is not advisable. If you are on the beach, watch for rising tides and leave the beach while you still have time.

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Is the beach still open

Just left

Hows the beach today August 2nd

Stay safe

There's a better look at the cone in reference to your local. Please stay alert. Tropical storms are notorious for surprises and unpredictability. She's already pushing 50 mph wind and 60 mile wingspan of these speeds with gust higher. She's also in very warm water and strengthening quickly.

If anyone finds themselves stuck or trapped on the beach contact Matagorda off road recovery on Facebook and we will dispatch someone to help

Prayers for Matagorda tx and everyone please stay safe

How is everything looking down there? Was thinking of making a trip the weekend of the 7th.

Samuel Guevara

Stay safe Matagorda. Praying for everyone there ๐Ÿ™

Crystal Harvey Bobby Bautista Megan Weber

Are they expecting any surge are real high tides down there? I got a buddy that owns a house down there with his truck they’re wondering if we should go get it

-*** The tornado threat has increased from the previous assessment.*** * TORNADOES: Protect against a tornado event having impacts across the Matagorda area. Potential impacts include: - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is favorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few tornadoes -*** The tornado threat has increased from the previous assessment.*** - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a few tornadoes. - PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before hazardous weather arrives. - ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly.

Sandra Hanzik

What’s the current condition there? Is it safe to travel to the island for the weekend?

Anyone been out there recently? Any damage from the Hurricane?

Is the road passable today?

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As most people probably know, most of the Texas coast is under a tropical storm warning. This storm will bring high tides and heavy rain to our beach pushing water all the way to the dunes and stranding anyone on the beach. Please do not plan to camp on the beach until the storm has passed. Tides are already rising in Matagorda ahead of the storm.

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Amber Stockard see

Stay safe my Matagorda friends

Thanks. ๐Ÿ’˜

Rain rain rain- there goes fishing for a while

Stay safe to everyone in Matagorda

Is the beach OK today?

Amanda Zagata glad we did it last weekend lol

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Jennifer Stasney Oris

Linda Rosalez Silvas this tells us more on day and time.

Cole Young

Stay safe you guys

Linda Neal Pate

Adalin Quigley

Madolyn Lowe

Jason Wendel

are there pits to bbq or do we need to bring?

is the beach okay to visit now?

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Matagorda Beach right now. You should be here.

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Thought beaches were closed

What it really looks like

I’m planning a trip in a couple weeks. Anyone surf fishing?

Do you'll know if we can camp โ›บ๏ธin the night? Thanks

Justin IkillbirdsWayne Lathon !!!!!

Jayme Mullenix ๐Ÿฅฐ

Daisy Garcia Esmer Garza Jaziel Y Karen Trevino igualita๐Ÿคฃ

Sniff sniff wish i were there. My home away from home

I will be in a week

I will be in 2 weeks

Ugh just spent 4 days at Crystal beach. Nasty and stinks. Never again.

We just got home from Gorda this is what I got. The water was fantastic. The kids had a blast, until next time.

I am here! ๐Ÿ’•

Its very nice just make sure you have 4x4

Crazy been there since 7:30 am and didn’t look like that !! But before we left the water went blue green absolutely beautiful!!๐Ÿ’–

Looks beautiful. โ›ฑ

We love it there. Can't wait to go back.

Was there yesterday

Christy Strother Brown. Matagorda Beach right now. I might wait on SP. ๐Ÿคฃ

Pier open for fishing ๐ŸŽฃ?

We were there yesterday

I am! ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Wow beautiful

Think it will be like that tomorrow morning

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