Texas City Dike

Texas City, Texas 77590

Texas City Dike

Texas City Dike Professional Review and Guide

"A drive along the Texas City dike is one of the distinctive birding experiences of the Texas coast. Beginners will enjoy the number and proximity of waterbirds, from Brown Pelicans to Willets to loafing gangs of Laughing Gulls and Forster’s Terns. Using a vehicle as a blind, photographers can get great close-ups of waders and Black Skimmers.

Expert birders brave the chilly winter wind off Galveston Bay to search for unusual loons and gulls. The dike stretches east from Bay Street at the intersection with Eighth Avenue, on the eastern (bay) edge of Texas City. Called “the world’s longest man-made fishing pier,” and extending 5 miles from shore out into the bay, the dike at first resembles a small village, with shrimp boats and tumbledown bait shops lining the road. Farther out, anglers cast for saltwater fish while huge seagoing ships pass on the way to and from the port of Houston."

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Trail Information

Texas City
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Year-round; best in spring, fall also good
Best Times
Texas City Parks and Recreation Department
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Nov 2018