Best Beach Houston 2013 - Quintana
Quintana, Texas, Gateway to the Gulf, is a tiny town between Galveston and Freeport with a population of just 56 people. It's also got one of the best beaches in the Houston area. The Brazoria County park has 51 acres of beachfront (one for almost every citizen in town) as well as RV campsites, picnic tables and other park amenities, a pavilion, restrooms and showers, and more. Despite the fancy setup, it's much less known than its Galveston neighbors, which makes it less crowded on peak weekends. If that's too much structure for you, drive along Quintana's natural beach (read: unmaintained by humans) and find a quiet spot to camp out for the day, then stop by the park to use the facilities before heading home.