If you love the beach and live in Austin, you know we have the best of both worlds. With a variety of lakes and greenbelts, we have water and beach options right here in Austin, and if you’re more of an ocean person, we’re just a short drive from the gulf. Our friends at Austin Local have complied a guide of Austin and Texas beaches and is definitely worth checking out!
Our favorite local spot is Emma Long Park. Located on Lake Austin, Emma Long Park has a true “beach” shorefront. The beach is open 7 days a week and offers areas for swimming, boat access, picnic tables and grills, bathrooms, hiking trails, a small sandy area for kids, and more. To check out all of the spots on Austin Local’s guide, visit HERE.