If you want to enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico without splurging on an all-inclusive resort in Cancun, never fear. We’ve created a list of the best beach towns along the Gulf Coast that are perfect for a warm-weather getaway that doesn't require a passport. They’re filled with sandy shores, warm water, and plenty of fun, whether you are traveling solo, as a couple, or with the kids. Check out our great list that stretches from Texas to Florida.

The 9 Best Gulf Coast Beach Towns

If you want to enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico without splurging on an all-inclusive resort in Cancun, never fear. We’ve created a list of the best beach towns along the Gulf Coast that are perfect for a warm-weather getaway that doesn't require a passport. They’re filled with sandy shores, warm water, and plenty of fun, whether you are traveling solo, as a couple, or with the kids. Check out our great list that stretches from Texas to Florida.

In Florida we salt margaritas not sidewalks. The Gulf of Mexico sunset from Venice, Florida with a sailboat taking in the view. #swfl

In Florida we salt margaritas not sidewalks. The Gulf of Mexico sunset from Bonita Beach in Bonita Springs, Florida with a sailboat taking in the view.

With inclement weather brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, Anadarko Petroleum said it pulled non-essential staff from its offshore facilities.

Staff pulled from Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Harvey

With inclement weather brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, Anadarko Petroleum said it pulled non-essential staff from its offshore facilities.

cool Tropical Storm Emily forms in Gulf of Mexico -- 6:50am Update

cool Tropical Storm Emily forms in Gulf of Mexico -- 6:50am Update

Gulf of Mexico Map - Mexico Maps, Gulf of Mexico Facts Location - World Atlas

Our Gulf of Mexico map with statistics, landforms and facts on this Mexican body of water. Map of Gulf of Mexico from World Atlas

from @weather_goddess -  Tropical Storm Nate becoming more organized as it pushed into the Gulf of Mexico. Continuing to strengthen due to the warm sea surface temperatures and minimal wind shear in the atmosphere. #hurricane #tropicalstorm #tropical #science #mississippi #mississippiweather #louisiana #tropicalstormnate #nate #radar #forecast #storm #severeweather #hurricaneseason #beprepared #centralamerica #centralamericaweather #mexico #mexicoweather #gulfofmexico #gulf #gulfstates…

from @weather_goddess - Tropical Storm Nate becoming more organized as it pushed into the Gulf of Mexico. Continuing to strengthen due to the warm sea surface temperatures and minimal wind shear in the atmosphere. #hurricane #tropicalstorm #tropical #science #mississippi #mississippiweather #louisiana #tropicalstormnate #nate #radar #forecast #storm #severeweather #hurricaneseason #beprepared #centralamerica #centralamericaweather #mexico #mexicoweather #gulfofmexico #gulf #gulfstates…

The Florida Migrant Town That FEMA Forgot    There’s a big, early-season storm blowing itself out in the Gulf of Mexico...There are over 700 known dead so far...That’s nature. Is it God? Most of the dead are the street poor who have nowhere to go and who don’t hear the warnings until it’s too late for their feet to take them to safety. Where’s safety for them anyway? Is it a sin against God to be poor?—Octavia Butler, 1993

The Florida Migrant Town That FEMA Forgot There’s a big, early-season storm blowing itself out in the Gulf of Mexico...There are over 700 known dead so far...That’s nature. Is it God? Most of the dead are the street poor who have nowhere to go and who don’t hear the warnings until it’s too late for their feet to take them to safety. Where’s safety for them anyway? Is it a sin against God to be poor?—Octavia Butler, 1993

Tips to surviving a Hurricane...A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A typical cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms, and in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface.

A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Meat Industry to Blame For Largest-Ever ‘Dead Zone’ in Gulf of Mexico, Report Says   GO VEGAN or DIE

Meat Industry to Blame For Largest-Ever ‘Dead Zone’ in Gulf of Mexico, Report Says

Meat Industry to Blame For Largest-Ever ‘Dead Zone’ in Gulf of Mexico, Report Says GO VEGAN or DIE

A tropical cyclone is expected to develop in the Central/Eastern Gulf of Mexico early next week. This system will move northeast and potentially impact Florida. This system will not be a Texas weather issue - but our eastern Gulf of Mexico neighbors should monitor forecasts closely.

Tropical Cyclone Development Likely in Eastern Gulf of Mexico In A Couple Days

Texas Beaches are scattered along 560 Km of shoreline in the Gulf of Mexico. Texas is not known for its great beaches but still one can enjoy beautiful summer days on its shores.

Texas Beaches are scattered along 560 Km of shoreline in the Gulf of Mexico. Texas is not known for its great beaches but still one can enjoy beautiful summer days on its shores.

Prayers for  My Texas

Prayers for My Texas

Nate has been Upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane in the southern Gulf of Mexico; Hurricane Hunters Find Winds of 75 MPH | The Weather Channel

Nate has been Upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane in the Southern Gulf of Mexico; Hurricane Hunters Find Winds of 75 MPH

Nate has been Upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane in the southern Gulf of Mexico; Hurricane Hunters Find Winds of 75 MPH | The Weather Channel

Sea creatures thrive amidst the massive trunks of cypress trees that lived tens of thousands of years ago.

Primeval underwater forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico

Primeval underwater forest discovered in Gulf of MexicoSea creatures thrive amidst the massive trunks of cypress trees that lived tens of thousands of years ago.

Worst case scenario looms for Texas with Hurricane Harvey

Worst case scenario looms for Texas with Hurricane Harvey

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