A hidden gem near The Woodlands, quaint Surfside sits on the Gulf of Mexico. This inviting beach boasts remarkably blue waters and white shores. Clean and often thronged with families, much of the beach will leave you in the mood for old-fashioned fun. Casual eateries such as Pirate’s Alley and Jetty Shack serve burgers, fish tacos, and other beach fare with a Beaver Cleaver wholesomeness. It is not hard, however, to slip away and find a quiet stretch of sand to yourself.