Texas: Mustang Island State Park

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.

Our Jeep on the beach at Mustang Island State Park.

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.

Bob getting ready to stake the pavilion down.

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.

Our Jeep and the pavilion on the beach.

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.

A view of the waves using my Moment anamorphic lens.
Every beach trip must have a “bare feet in the water and sand” photo. Here’s Bob doing his part.

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.

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