The good times roll in Port Arthur, where the Upper Texas Coast calls anglers, birders, beach lovers and fans of spicy Cajun flavors.
We’ve got a brilliant mix of experiences taking visitors from the edge of Texas – where the Gulf of Mexico crashes into 5 miles of natural beach at Sea Rim State Park – to quiet serenity gardens at Buu Mon Buddhist Temple. Join the quest for colorful birds during migration seasons.
Shore birds enjoy our seafood all year long and blue and yellow warbler migrants draw master and novice birders into Sabine Woods during spring and fall migration. Our position on both the Central and Mississippi flyways puts us in the middle of fluttery action that could attract your life birds. Set your sites on roseate spoonbills, indigo and painted buntings, terns, warblers and hundreds of thriving species, including sunning alligators. Sabine Woods is down the road from Sea Rim State Park, and also near McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge. Families will have enough space to hike and paddle these natural landscapes.
Sea Rim State Park is stretch of shore with boardwalks and bird viewing platforms. Bring the family for nature walks, shell collecting and getting really, really up close with nature. Rent a kayak or bring your own to the marsh unit to experience paddling trails built for three levels of expertise. The marsh is as still and peaceful as the gulf side is in constant motion. The park offers plenty of camping and overnight space, a marsh side cabin and even a raft where you can float for the night. Sea Rim is known for family activities including Crabbing 101, shore fishing lessons and KidFish.