When we were at Mustang Island State Park during our day trip to Port Aransas, we knew we wanted to come back with our quick set pavilion. You’ll see a lot of full-time RVers with these pavilions. They are super easy to pop up and pull down. Since I received the Escape version for my birthday in April, we hadn’t had a chance to test it out yet.
Parking on the beach
Coming from Oregon, we’re used to 99.99% of beaches not allowing vehicles on the sand. Mustang Island State Park is one of the state parks in Texas that has beach areas specifically set aside for vehicles. We even saw a few campers on the beach.
Keen eyes will note the side window has Dutch Bros stickers from my favorite coffee drink place. 🙂 Dutch Bros gives out a unique sticker on the first day of the month, and I’ve also picked some up through my online orders.
Popping up the pavilion
It really was as easy as it says to pop up the pavilion. It probably took more time to figure out where to put the pavilion. As we looked around on the beach, most folks had their vehicle(s) next to the dunes, and their shelter near water.
As you can see from the tire tracks, we tried to make sure we weren’t too close to where beach traffic liked to drive.
Checking out the beach view
We loved the view from this close up. I even took photos from inside the pavilion. I used different lenses to capture different views, from both my cel phone and my DSLR.
We’ll be back
We really like Mustang Island State Park. We love the views, the beach, and the sense of calmness and relaxation that come over us. The beach really is my happy place. We’ll go back when it’s a little cooler, in the fall months.