When our readers asked us to do a story on Texas Luxury RV Resorts, we learned that there are over 100 RV resorts in Texas that can accommodate big rig RVs and more are under development!
With so many choices of RV Resorts spread throughout the huge state of Texas, we decided a series of stories by region would be more helpful. Please read on to learn about the 12 Best Luxury RV Resorts on the Texas Gulf Coast.
12 Best Luxury RV Resorts on the Texas Gulf Coast- New for 2020
- 12 Best Luxury RV Resorts on the Texas Gulf Coast- New for 2020
- Galveston RV Resorts
- Houston RV Resorts
- Port Aransas
- Port Aransas RV Resorts
- Port Arthur
- RV Resort in Port Arthur
- Rockport/Fulton RV Resort
Not sure what an RV Resort is? Generally, their amenities are much fancier than your typical RV Park and many are called Motorcoach Resorts.
The Four Regions of Texas
The four regions of Texas are the Coastal, the Central, the Great Plains, and the Mountains and Basins, and we found the best RV Resorts in each of them.
Of the four regions of Texas, the Coastal Region is the largest. It covers all of the borders of the Gulf of Mexico up through Southeast Texas and has about 350 miles of beachfront shoreline.
Most of the population of Texas lives in the coastal regions and the major cities include Houston, Galveston, and Dallas.
Galveston is an island with about 30 miles of beaches on the Gulf Coast of Texas. You will find the famous three huge glass pyramids of Moody Gardens here. Moody Gardens has an incredible aquarium, a rainforest habitat, and even a seaside golf course. Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is located on the south shore and is home to lots of amusement rides and restaurants. Galveston Island State Park is located on the West side of the island and is the place you will want to visit for bird watching, hiking, kayaking or fishing.
Must-See Things While RVing in Galveston
Visit the Galveston Island State Park
This 2000 acre State Park attracts a wide variety of bird species each year during the spring and fall migrations. To learn more here’s the link: Galveston Island State Park
Tour the Moody Gardens and Aquarium
There are always new things happening at the park, here’s the link to learn more: Moody Gardens
Galveston RV Resorts
Blue Water RV Resort– Freeport/Galveston
11511 Bluewater Highway
Freeport, TX 77541
Not to be confused with the Florida Keys RV Resort with a similar name, Blue Water RV Resort is located on the Texas Gulf Coast just west of Galveston. The resort just opened in May 2019, so expect new amenities and sites with plenty of room for big rigs.
It’s a gated RV resort right on the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. The resort has a private boat ramp and docks, beachside cottages and an onsite bar and grill.
The canal front sites can also be rented with semi-private docks. With 11 miles of beach access, you will have great views of the water, but don’t expect any shade on these sites.
Some RV Resorts offer site for sale. You can learn more about Buying an RV Site.
Sandpiper RV Resort- Galveston
201 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77550
There’s a lot of history with this Luxury RV Resort that has sites right on the beach. It used to be the Sandpiper Motel which was a Galveston landmark for 45 years! After Hurricane Ike, they rebuilt it as a luxury RV Resort.
Their premium sites are 75 feet long by 18 feet wide and the seawall sites average 90 feet by 16 feet. They get great reviews and are well located at the East End of Galveston Island so there’s lots to do nearby.
Stella Mare RV Resort– Galveston
3418 Stella Mare Ln
Galveston, TX 77554
Stella Mare RV Resort was actually recommended by several of our readers. The staff and community are very friendly and many winter Texans are repeat visitors. Stella Mare is pet-friendly, and we’ve even been told the staff always has treats for the dogs!
Their focus, as you would expect being an RV Beach Resort, is water activities and fun. They have a great pool with lounges chairs in the water and both the pool and hot tub have fantastic ocean views! Sites are large with 70- or 90-foot concrete pads, and offer parking for up to two vehicles. They also have large vacation rental homes that sleep 12-14 people, so there’s plenty of room for lots of guests.
Jamaica Beach RV Park– Galveston
17200 Termini-San Luis Pass Rd
Galveston, Texas 77554
All the sites are pull-throughs with concrete pads and picnic tables at every site. They have two pools and a 700-foot Lazy River that sounds like great fun! They do have all of the typical amenities that luxury RV parks normally have, but their Lifesize Jenga game is the first one we’ve ever heard of!
Marina Bay RV Resort– Kemah/Galveston
925 Marina Bay Drive
Kemah, Texas 77565
Marina Bay RV Resort is one of several Texas luxury RV Resorts owned by award-winning USA RV Resorts. Marina Bay RV Resort is located close to the Kemah Boardwalk and area beaches.
There are plenty of great amenities including three swimming pools, a lake for fishing, covered picnic areas, barbeque grills, and fire pits spread throughout the park. Sites are large pull-throughs and can accommodate big rigs (the Texas Prevost Proud held their first annual meeting here).
Another thing worth mentioning is that for every extended stay booking, USA RV Resorts makes a donation to Wounded Warriors, SPCA, the American Cancer Society and 4Ocean on their guest’s behalf – pretty darn nice!
If you are looking for chance to see the fall color changes during your RV adventure, why not consider a visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are 13 RV Resorts to choose from and the number one motorcycle road for touring called The Dragon is located here!
Houston has over 10,000 restaurants so you won’t go hungry in the city where residents eat out more times than anywhere else in America! Houston is the largest city in Texas and has an underground climate-controlled pedestrian tunnel similar to a mall. Not surprisingly, Houston is also home to one of the largest rodeos in the world. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a month-long event in March that offers lots of events in addition to the rodeo.
Must-See Things While RVing in Houston
Tour the NASA Space Center Houston– you can take a tram tour and visit the Apollo Mission Control Center.
See Houston’s Underground– Only 20 feet below Houston’s downtown streets is the Underground, over six miles of air-conditioned tunnels with lots of shops and restaurants to explore.
Houston RV Resorts
Rayford Crossing RV Resort– Spring/Houston Area
29321 S. Plum Creek Drive
Spring, TX 77386
If you are done visiting the beach and want to try a luxury RV Resort in the Houston area, Rayford Crossing RV Resort is one of the nicest in the area. This is the only RV Resort we have found that actually offers Margarita Machine Rentals! That’s our kind of Luxury RV Resort!
Rayford Crossing is located near The Woodlands, a world-class shopping, and dining area. Houston also offers many festivals, museums, and even a rodeo!
Another fun thing to do when staying at Rayford Crossing is to go on a safari! The nearby TGR Wildlife Park has over 100 exotic animals. You can purchase a backstage pass to see how the park works and even feed some of the animals. Check out TGR Wildlife Park.
Westlake RV Resort- Houston
18602 Clay Road
Houston, TX 77084
Another option for a Luxury RV Resort in Houston is the Westlake RV Resort. Located in West Houston, this is one of several luxury RV Resorts spread throughout Texas and owned by top-rated Quality RV Resorts.
They have a fully stocked fishing lake, an on-site business center, a fitness center, and even a dog wash station! With resident property managers on-site, this RV Resort is very well maintained and gets great reviews from guests.
Sea Side Hotel and RV Resort– Seabrook/Houston
4001 Old Hwy 146
Seabrook, TX 77586
Another brand-new USA RV Resort property, Sea Side RV Resort is in a great location halfway between Houston and Galveston. They are near the Kemah Boardwalk with plenty of restaurants and entertainment to keep you busy.
Featuring two swimming pools, a spa, a fitness room, a dog washing station and 90 spacious sites with concrete driveways and pads. Sea Side is definitely worth a visit. They also have 37 furnished cabins so you can bring your friends and family.
Port Aransas is located on Mustang Island and in addition to great shelling beaches and fishing, there’s golf, shopping and plenty of seafood. For a unique adventure, instead of driving over the bridge to the island, you can take your RV on the ferry across the bay to one of the luxury RV Resorts located on the island.
Must-Do Things While RVing in Port Aransas
Put Your RV on a Boat Take Your RV on the Port Aransas ferry over to Mustang Island
Gulf Waters Beachfront RV Resort– Port Aransas
5601 State Highway 361
Port Aransas, TX 78373
Gulf Waters Beachfront RV Resort is right on the beach on Mustang Island in Port Aransas. All of the sites are individually owned in this highly rated luxury RV Resort, so each site is unique.
The average sites are 40 feet by 80 feet with concrete pads and many are beautifully landscaped and include patios, firepits, wet bars and palapas. They have 600 feet of beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico and a boardwalk over the sand dunes onto the beach.
After visiting Gulf Waters, if you think buying a site might be for you, there are a few resales available starting at around $200,000 and up.
Port A RV Resort– Port Aransas
2600 HWY 361
Port Aransas, TX 78373
Port A RV Resort is loved by all who visit. With spacious sites, beautiful landscapes, and excellent staff, it’s no wonder that many Winter Texans (aka Snowbirds) plan a visit here each year.
With lots of restaurants and things to do in Port Aransas, plus being able to take your RV over on the ferry to Mustang Island, definitely makes this a resort to visit.
Located on the Sabine River, Neches River, and on the border of Louisiana, Port Arthur is also a point of the “Golden Triangle”. Since it’s located in the path of two migratory bird flyways, Port Arthur is considered a birder’s paradise. This is a great place to see the beautiful, pink Roseate Spoonbill. Port Arthur also hosts a Mardi Gras party every year, so get ready for fun!
Roseate Spoonbill- Photo Credit Christine Ballentine
RV Resort in Port Arthur
Golden Triangle RV Resorts– Port Arthur
5760 West Port Arthur Road
Port Arthur, Texas 77640
Golden Triangle RV Resort is another of the award-winning RV Resorts owned by the USA RV Resorts group located in Port Arthur. Sites are spacious, and while there is not a lot of landscaping since the resort just opened in 2019, the amenities are brand new.
As with the other USA RV Resorts, the facilities are clean and well maintained and property managers are on-site. Just like all of their properties, for every extended stay booking, USA RV Resorts makes a donation to Wounded Warriors, SPCA, the American Cancer Society and 4Ocean on their guest’s behalf.
Just northeast of Corpus Christi is the fun towns of Rockport and Fulton. There’s always a festival going on, and plenty of museums and parks to explore. That’s probably why Rockport is so popular among travelers. While in the area, make sure to visit the Padre Island National Seashore and try to catch a turtle hatchling release.
Rockport/Fulton RV Resort
Coastal Breeze RV Resort– Rockport/Fulton
3025 Loop 1781
Rockport, TX 78382
Coastal Breeze RV Resort is another new luxury RV Resort on the Texas Gulf Coast. Their reviews are fantastic and if you enjoy fishing, they have their own lighted private fishing pier.
The sites here are large- 130 feet long, and there is plenty of room in between sites. Visitors report that their pool is outstanding and the park itself very clean. The facilities are modern and the park staff is very friendly and helpful. The resort is in a great location in the fun town of Rockport where the summer brings festivals, concerts, and pop-up marketplaces.
If you are traveling out West, you might also enjoy visiting Arizona and one of the 18 RV Resorts located there!