BRAZOSPORT AREA

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GULF COAST

Map of the Brazosport Area & 
Additional Brazosport Area Information

Brazosport Area of the Gulf Coast Region of Texas
The Brazosport Area is a coastal community of nine towns, Brazoria, Clute, Freeport, Lake Jackson, Quintana Beach, Surfside Beach, Jones Creek, Oyster Creek and Richwood.

The Brazosport Area is about 50 miles south of Houston. Surfside Beach and Quintana Beach are in the eastern edge of the area, on a narrow strip of land between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway. Freeport is at the mouth of the Brazos River. As you head upriver you'll find the towns of Clute, Lake Jackson and Brazoria, in that order.

In 1821 the mouth of the Brazos River became the portal for the arrival of the first Anglos in Texas, when the first 18 of Stephen F. Austin's settlers arrived. A few years later, in the same location, Sam Houston defeated Mexico's General Santa Anna, giving Texas its independence.

You might want to begin your Brazosport Area visit with a drive on the 21 miles of drivable beach. You can stop along the way and take a walk, or go for a swim. There are many parks with RV facilities on or near the beach.

You will find historical exhibits in the Brazoria County Historical Museum. You can see what plantation life was like by visiting the Varner-Hogg State Historical Park. The main house was built in the 1830s, eventually bought by Texas Governor James Hogg in 1920. One of Governor Hogg's children was named Ima.

Sea Center Texas is a fish hatchery producing 20 million fingerlings a year. The hatchery includes touch tanks for kids and 3 aquariums.

In Clute, annually on the last weekend of July, you can attend The Great Texas Mosquito Festival. The festival refers to the mosquito as the Texas State Bird.

The Brazosport Area's modern claim to fame is mostly due to fishing. Brazosport is a natural deep sea fishing port. You can angle for trout, mackerel, shark, bonito, flounder, ling cod, red snapper, tarpon, marlin and amber jack.

Locals can point you to hot angling spots, like Swan Lake where you can catch crab, redfish and speckled trout. Old Brazos River where you will find saltwater fish of all sorts. Buffalo Camp Bayou, near Lake Jackson, where you'll catch bass, catfish and crappie. Christmas Bay where you can do wade fishing. Chocolate Bayou for bass and catfish. Surfside and Quintana Jetties go out a mile into the Gulf putting you in contact with all sorts of saltwater fish.

WHERE TO STAY IN THE BRAZOSPORT AREA

Ramada is one of the few luxury hotels in the area. Bring in your fresh caught fish and the hotel's restaurant will cook it for you. Anchor B & B at San Luis Pass has a private fishing pier. Brannan Swan Lake Division rents over 75 furnished beach homes.

WHERE TO EAT IN THE BRAZOSPORT AREA

Smithhart's Downtown Grill in Lake Jackson for chicken-fried steak and giant burger. Windswept Seafood Restaurant in Oyster Creek for all you can eat shrimp.

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