Five miles of beach borders the gleaming Gulf of Mexico near Mustang Island State Park hotels. Gaze out at the ocean as you hike along the coast, and look out for birds, especially during the shoulder season migrations, when thousands flutter through the area.
There are three branches of this scenic trail, which hugs the shoreline all the way to Corpus Christi Bay. Twenty miles of paddling trails take you through some of the best fishing areas in the state. Keep your eyes peeled for views of seabirds and other shore-based wildlife as you glide over the glimmering water.
Alternatively, come scavenger hunting on the island and discover the designated geocaches with your smartphone. You can play the global geocache game with friends or family while learning about and exploring the island.