If you are looking for the perfect beach house for your family get-a-way, then you have found it at "THE GREAT ESCAPE".
The Great Escape has such a great floor plan that it can comfortably accommodate any group. On the main level, you have all of your living areas; living room, kitchen, dining room, guest bathroom with toilet and shower, laundry area and two spacious decks (front deck and back deck) with covered sitting and both Bay Views and Gulf of Mexico Beach Water Views. All three bedrooms are located upstairs along with two additional decks that are private to the two master bedrooms. The same great water views can be enjoyed from both bedrooms. Under the house is completely covered and offers additional outdoor living space for entertaining, BBQing and enjoying the refreshing gulf breeze. The community beach access walk-over is located only a few steps away at the end of Howard Ave.
Wake in the morning and fall asleep at night to the sound of the waves. Smell the ocean spray, watch the waves roll in and observe nature all around you. Gorgeous sunsets, brown pelicans soaring across the sky and dolphins playing in the waves are just a few sights that will remain with you long after you have arrived home and tug at your heart until you return.
I thought I would provide some links that would give you some information about things to do in our area.
We sincerely hope you enjoy our sweet little coastal community which was established in 1821 as “Old Velasco”. You can read a little more about our history at The History of Old Velasco – Surfside Texas. We are on a small island called “Follett’s Island” we are connected to Galveston via the “San Luis Toll Bridge”. Galveston is a short 40 minute drive along Bluewater Hwy.
I have included a list of free & paid activities locally and nearby:
Surfside Beach Rental Toys - Jet Skies
Village of Surfside Beach Visitor Information
Texas Kayak Fisherman
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department – Kayaking & Canoeing Trails
A few family fun things to consider:
Night Moves Flounder Gigging & Bay Fishing Adventures – 979-480-7688 or Facebook
School of Surf – 979-482-3659 or Facebook
Pit Boss Fishing Charters – Captain Brian Wilson – 979-665-7763 or Facebook
Pinkey’s Golf Cart Rentals w/ Free Delivery -
Massage Therapy by Chrystal Patterson, Licensed Massage Therapist (offers onsite massages) – 979-236-1180 or Facebook
Freeport Golf Course – 979-233-8311 - $12.00 per person with Guest Rental Agreement or Facebook (Discounts for guests staying in our properties).
Bay Date Charters – Darrin Brooks – 979-824-1724
Urban Air Adventure Park - Lake Jackson – 979-307-7793 or Facebook
Moody Gardens Galveston – 409-744-4673
Schlitterbahn Galveston – 409-770-9283 or Facebook
Girls Day at TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY – Blow Dry & Beauty Bar – 979-529-9498 or Facebook
Family Fun for FREE:
Kelly Hamby Nature Trail
Plan a walk along the Jetty
Canoeing & Kayaking the Christmas Bay Water Trail
Fishing in Freeport / Surfside Beach
Sea Center Texas
Surfside Bird, Butterfly & Fort Trail
Fort Velasco Museum
6 Fun Things To Do In Surfside
Jetty Park & Playground
Family Fishing & Crabbing Pier
Scuba Diving – Flower Gardens
Build a Sand Castle on the Beach
You can go to Visit Brazosport & Tour Texas Brazosport to learn a little more about our area and request a visitors information guide.
Surfside Beach is a golf cart friendly community. You can bring yours from home or rent one when you get here. There are user friendly golf cart facts which make it fun to get to restaurants, stores, other beach areas, etc...
You will want to drive your vehicle around when site-seeing. Our island is 14 miles long. At the far end you will find Treasure Island/San Luis Pass which is famous for fishing and beachcombing. On the other end you will find the Jetty Waterway where the smallest of fishing boats to the largest cargo & oil tankers enter and exit. It's really fun to watch.
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