About Port O'Connor

Situated almost midway between Corpus Christi (2 hours) and Houston (2 1/2 - 3 hours) and a few hours from Austin (3 hours), Port O'Connor's location makes it a coastal retreat that is easily accessible to visitors and "weekend" locals who want a vacation home that is within driving distance from major cities, yet offers fishing, hunting, birding and beaching opportunities for family and friends.

Birding Trips are available on a seasonal basis.

The Intercoastal Canal runs along PO'C, stops at the bay front and connects to the Matagorda Ship Channel where the Gulf jetties intersect and make for triple the fishing. One of the many reasons people brag about the fishing here is the variety. No matter which way the wind blows, fish can be found... eventually. Depending upon the wind, you can get offshore easily with the Gulf jetties right out your back door, or if it's too rough to go out for snapper, ling, king, blackfin tuna and the like, stay in and fish the Gulf jetties for trout or redfish. If it is still too rough for you, run and hide in the back bays, or wait for another morning and fish "the surf" off Matagorda Island. Hunting, from duck to geese, to hog, is also a very popular pastime here. There are fishing/hunting guides who can take you on the trip of your life.

Matagorda Bay Beachfront Park

And, when your family doesn't share your interest in fishing, they can drive, walk, or bike to the Matagorda Bay Beachfront Park. This park has newly installed public restroom/shower facilities, swings, covered/cemented picnic tables with BBQ pits and a large covered/cemented pavilion for larger gatherings. Or, they may choose to take a cruise on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Ferry out to Matagorda Island. There they will experience Texas Beaches au-natural, no groomed beaches here. The ferry has daily runs during the summer to Matagorda Island that depart and return every few hours so you can tailor your stay (hours) to your needs. TPW also offer birding trips on a seasonal basis. This area is also noted on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

Whether you are coming for the fishing, birding or beaching opportunities, Port O'Connor has something to offer every member of the family. Our condo/house rental options abound and we can even accommodate corporate groups, small and large. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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