Follett’s Island Beach

Surfside Beach, Texas (Brazoria County)

Last Updated: 02/21/2019
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 10.18 miles
Highest Elevation: 0 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Surfside Beach
Nearest Town w/ Services: Surfside Beach
Official Road Name: Follett's Island Beach
Management Agency: Brazoria County, Texas
District: Brazoria County, Texas

Highlights

Highlight: Follett’s Island Beach
Follett's Island Beach provides beach lovers and overland excursionists an opportunity to enjoy a 10 mile stretch of beach within close proximity of services and amenities, all within a reasonable drive from the Houston major metropolitan region. Unlike the neighboring beaches, Follett's Island Beach permits year round camping and of course, sun bathers, fishermen and kayakers also enjoy recreation along the beach as well. Those exploring Follett's Island Beach will also appreciate the relative quiet of the mid sections of Follett's Island Beach, compared to the heavily populated neighboring beaches during peak season times.

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Waypoints

1. Follett's Island Beach Entrance - Stanek Drive (0 mi)
Also serving as the exit point for Surfside Beach, Stanek Drive beach access provides access to the western most section of Follett's Island Beach.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Blue Water Highway

Follett's Island Beach is accessible via several access points along Blue Water Highway, between the city of Surfside Beach and San Luis Pass; as well as directly on the beach at the end of Surfside Beach. As the beach is designated one-way, the recommended entry point is any one of the access points, facilitating eastward travel.

Camping

Dispersed

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John-Paul Clark

Mapping Crew - Texas

JP began his off-road adventures as a "Toyota guy", then later crossed the dark side when he bought a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Describing himself as a 'heavy overlander / moderate crawler', he enjoys everything from long beach runs, to the mountains of Colorado, to the rocks of Moab.
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