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Unread 01-04-2008, 11:58 PM   #1
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Anybody else for Matagorda?

The wife and I have been frequenting Matagorda beach for almost 4 years. We think it is the best kept secret around.

Twenty-one miles of beach, mostly deserted in the winter. Plenty of opportunity to pull less capable vehicles from the sands in the summer.

We fish, four-wheel, drink beer, but not necessarily in that order, and safety is always foremost. Can't help but notice that there are not a lot of Wranglers there. It is relatively close to Houston (about 100 miles), so what gives?

Anybody else know about Matagorda?

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Unread 01-05-2008, 12:57 AM   #2
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COR and TX4wd.org did a summer run...and I think the local yota and land rover clubs do a run or two throughout the year....I agree, great place to kind of get lost for the weekend...several of us took off up the coast and went all the way to the cut...hung out...laughed at the GPS readings saying we were 15 feet below sea level...turned around....played on the trees sticking out of the surf which are great natural RTI ramps...we will be planning another trip this spring/summer...oh yea, there's also a major clean up once a year that happens and a bunch of the local clubs usually have a decent showing....
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Unread 01-05-2008, 01:03 AM   #3
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Well, we did four days and three nights there this past week. Pulled a "yota" out of the sand. That is a story all by itself!

I've been there during floods when the "beach" was jello and it took 4 hours to make the cut. This weekend, we ran the hard-pack and made the 21 miles in under 40 minutes!

It's a blast.

We always take out more trash than we bring in. I hate the way some folks trash the beach.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 12:11 PM   #4
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It's been a while since I've been out that way, but I wouldn't mind joining a group. I live in Lake Jackson, so I'm only 10 minutes from the Gulf so usually I just drive down Bryan beach when I feel like seeing the Gulf.
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Unread 01-09-2008, 09:52 PM   #5
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It offers such awesome wheeling opportunities so close to Houston! I am surprised it is so often overlooked.
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Unread 01-11-2008, 07:50 PM   #6
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Thinking about heading down there for the weekend of Jan. 18th.
There is a decent little motel in Matagorda that is reasonable. Might even do a little surf fishing.
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Unread 02-01-2008, 11:39 PM   #7
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Anybody up for a weekend trip? I'd like to get some folks together. There is a motel available, and restaurants and such.
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Unread 02-02-2008, 10:37 AM   #8
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Not this weekend and not next weekend...we are planning a trip to BVORR Feb. 9th, why don't you come along with us?
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Unread 02-09-2008, 09:08 PM   #9
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We are down here at Matagorda. It is beautiful. You could drive all 22 miles of beach in a Corolla because the water is down so low. Still, we've had to pull two vehicles from the mud or the dunes. The weather is absolutely gorgeous. The sea-fog rolled in at dusk and it was spooky. This place is awesome.
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Unread 02-22-2008, 04:24 PM   #10
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yep. best kept secret on the texas coast. I go to sargent texas which is between you and freeport. it doesnt have 22 miles of beach as there are to many cuts but there is enough to have a real good time. Mostly go there to fish though.
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Unread 02-22-2008, 09:55 PM   #11
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You should try the Matagorda side. The beach is deserted except for the random 4x4. Get tired of the sand and you can drive a couple hundred yards inland to the bay and the mud.
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Unread 03-19-2009, 10:15 PM   #12
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Heading down there tomorrow to do a little surf fishing. Stop by and say whats up if anybodys in the area, Silver lj. Down to hit up the back bays if anyones around.
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Unread 07-01-2009, 03:39 PM   #13
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We go about every other Weekend. Lovely, place. Great to just get away.
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Unread 07-06-2009, 01:12 AM   #14
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I'd like to head down there some time. I have very little knowledge of Texas beaches or areas at all, though.
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Unread 07-06-2009, 10:51 AM   #15
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there's a group of us from Houston, and another group from San Antonio that are going to meet up in Matagorda the weekend of July 25
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