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Quality Gulf Coast Resort Locations

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Posted on November 24, 2021

Cooler temps up north mean many Americans start turning their vacation attention southward, and what better region to plan for a warm weather getaway than the Gulf Coast.

Stretching 1,200 miles around the Gulf of Mexico from southwest Florida to the Texas/Mexico border, this vast stretch of coastline hosts some of the best beach resorts in the country.

We’ve taken a look at the top Gulf Coast destinations that our buyers are looking at and compiled a list of the resort locations you’ll see below.

Remember that with timeshare resort bookings, owners and members book several months in advance, so this isn’t narrowed down to just places to visit over the next few weeks.

These destinations also factor in vacation needs ahead to next summer as couples and families start looking forward to planning their vacations.

Plus, potential timeshare buyers are already checking out 2022 availability, so this can give you an idea of the top spots to look at if you’re planning to buy a timeshare along the Gulf Coast.

You probably won’t be surprised that many of these locations are in Florida, so let’s take a look at some quality Gulf Coast resort locations.

Where to Visit on the Gulf Coast

South Padre Island, TX

South Padre Island

This barrier island sitting near Brownsville is close to the southern-most part of Texas just a few miles from the border with Mexico.

Vacationers have been coming here for years to enjoy the great beaches, bird-watching and year ‘round weather. Hit the surf with a jet ski, try fishing, go dolphin-watching, bike along the beach or enjoy the local culture. This getaway has it all.

Popular South Padre Island Timeshare Resort: Royale Beach & Tennis Club

Port Aransas, TX

The town is located on Mustang Island, a barrier island protecting Corpus Christi and an easy drive from San Antonio. Not only are there terrific beaches, but you also have access to the wetlands of the intercoastal waterway.

You'll have fishing, kayaking, parasailing, and one of the top 10 best family beaches in America according to Family Vacation Critic. Check out Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center to learn about the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

Popular Port Aransas Timeshare Resort: Gulf Shores Condominiums

Galveston, TX

Galveston Texas

Long known as a great vacation town, Galveston is the coastal getaway for the city of Houston and sits on a barrier island called Galveston Island.

More than just a beach spot, the attractions are loads of fun with the Aquarium Pyramid at Moody Gardens, water slides at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, amusement rides at Pleasure Pier and the restaurants and shopping at Kemah Boardwalk. There are 32 miles of beach to choose from, with so many access points they are indicated by mile markers.

Popular Galveston Timeshare Resort: Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort

Gulf Shores, AL  

The top beach area for the state of Alabama, this area near the entrance to Mobile Bay also encompasses the Orange Beach community. A laid-back place focusing on relaxation, you can vacation at your pace.

Sunbathe, kayak or cruise the coast. Or turn it up a notch with parasailing or jet skis. Toss in a fishing line at Gulf State Park, go scuba diving or hit the golf course. With arcades, amusement parks and Waterville USA, the whole family will have a blast.

Popular Gulf Shores Timeshare Resort: Bluegreen Resort's Shoreline Towers

Pensacola Beach, FL  

On the western edge of the Florida Panhandle next to the Alabama state line, Pensacola Beach is on a barrier island protecting Pensacola Bay. This could be the most chill of all the top Florida Gulf Coast communities, with the protected beaches of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.

There are eco-trails, hiking and paddleboarding opportunities, but also enough fun spots such as Lagunas Adventure Park to keep the family entertained. Plus, there are designated dog beaches and dog-friendly restaurants so you can bring your furry family members along.

Popular Pensacola Beach Timeshare Resort: Holiday Beach Resort – Soundside

Destin, FL

Destin Florida

Further east but right in the middle of the top Florida Panhandle beach communities, the barrier island town of Destin has everything you need in a great Gulf Coast vacation.

Wonderful beaches, fun watersports, fishing charters, water parks, terrific golf, great restaurants & shopping at Harborwalk Village plus nightlife at Baytowne Wharf, everyone will be satisfied with their favorite activity. Party goers with access to a boat can head to Crab Island and grab a drink from the floating bar.

Popular Destin Timeshare Resort: Wyndham Majestic Sun

Panama City Beach, FL   

The great Florida Gulf Coast beach towns along the panhandle start with Panama City Beach, with 27 miles of white sandy beach and every fun activity imaginable.

Great resorts, restaurants and shops at Pier Park and water slides at Shipwreck Island Park add to the beach fun. Cruise in a catamaran, grab a kayak, try paddleboarding or go fishing – it’s all here. Swim with the dolphins at Gulf World Marine Park or check out the always unusual Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum.

Popular Panama City Beach Timeshare Resort: Wyndham Vacation Resorts Panama City Beach

Clearwater Beach, FL