If you are looking for the best kept secret on the Gulf Coast, Port O Connor may just be it. About mid-way between Houston and Corpus Christi, this laid-back fishing village is known for its water activities, chilled atmosphere, and hospitality.
Fishing is the thing to do in Port O Connor with bay, off-shore, and wade fishing. Being so close to the Gulf means red snapper, trout, and jack fish have easy access to the pristine waters in areas like Matagorda Bay, Espiritu Santo Bay, and San Antonio Bay.
For those who prefer to admire nature from afar, birding is also very popular here and many species have been recorded in the town. Matagorda Island is also very close, and is known for being a natural habitat and preserve for many endangered birds, including Whooping Cranes.
Summertime is ideal for water-based activities, although Port O Connor does get very hot, so spring and fall are also nice options.