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Quintana County Beach: Where to go to Enjoy Fishing, Bird Watching, Camping & the Beach!

Updated: Feb 28, 2022

A Natural Beach - Natural attractions include bird watching, fishing, nature viewing, swimming, surfing, beachcombing, and shelling. Quintana Park is a 52-acre beachfront park located on the upper Texas Gulf coast with day-use amenities and overnight facilities. The park features paved full-service RV campsites, self-contained cabins, restrooms and showers, a meeting/party house complete with kitchen, the Discovery Event Center which holds 80 guests, a covered pavilions, picnic tables, grills, playground, volleyball court, paved trail, pedestrian beach, wooden lighted fishing pier, access to the west jetty, and paved parking. Natural attractions include bird watching, fishing, nature viewing, swimming, surfing, beachcombing, and shelling. Quintana Beach also boasts a unique and colorful history. The site of Fort Bates (1862), the remains of the Freeport Harbor Defense during WWII (1942), and two historically significant houses are located inside the park. Although Quintana Beach County Park does not offer tent camping, nearby Town of Quintana, Bryan Beach, and Follett's Island Beach all offer free primitive tent camping for up to two weeks at a time. Due to limited parking; boats, utility vehicles, utility trailers, and golf carts are not permitted on weekends during the peak season of Memorial Day through Labor Day. Special arrangements must be made in advance for these types of vehicles at other times of the year.

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