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Weekend Getaway To Surfside Beach

July 24, 2012

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The mister and I have customarily made a trip to Surfside Beach in the past 2 years and this summer was no different. We were feeling a bit lazy this year but my friend David, who already left for Asia and will not be returning, requested to visit a Texas beach. Our crew included five misters and one  misses, me. 6 people total, which turned out perfect. 2 in charge of fishing and 4 in charge of crabbing.
Surfside beach house
Our beach house was incredibly cute! We nearly couldn’t go because all the houses were booked in that area for that weekend but luckily there was a cancellation. I’ve always wanted to live in a triangular house! It looks rather small on the outside but it was spacious on the inside. Almost makes you wonder how it can sleep 7 people.

Surfside Beach House

Surfside beach house
[Upstairs view] I had to pick the bed with the biggest window view.
Surfside Beach House with Ocean View
And the beach was our backyard!
Crabbing at Surfside, Texas
Leading the crabbing team to the waters, I showed the guys how to tie a piece of chicken into the net, drop it into the water, wait 5 minutes, and viola, a crab. They didn’t believe me. Until there really was a crab at end of the net 5 minutes later. We totally brought in the dough that day versus the fishing team. 20 crabs baby!


The second day we didn’t have much luck crabbing but look who I found!

The day consisted mostly of exploring, watching the guys fish, eating raw & alive shrimp for the first time, and setting crabs free at night.

Speared fish

My improvised freshly caught fish over the grill. Putting them on a skewer makes it super easy to grill over the fire.


Meet my new dinner pet, George! I can’t say he was equally thrilled be my friend but I did set him free later that night only to find him captured again in the morning at the bottom of a bucket by our next door neighbors.

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Ate twice at my favorite restaurant in the area (there’s only 3 places), Red Snapper Inn. The soft shell crab and oyster po boys are a must!


Surfside Beach
Until next summer, Surfside!
Surfside Sunset


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.