Located on tiny Quintana Island, this park is often referred to as the best kept secret on the Texas Gulf Coast. Just more than a 1/2-mile of pedestrian beach is bordered on the west end by a lighted fishing pier and on the east end by the Quintana jetty. Amenities include an expansive boardwalk, covered pavilions, a full-service RV park and quaint cabins available for rent. The park also boasts the historic, 1850s-era Seaburn House, complete with kitchen and restroom, available for small gatherings and meetings. Enjoy your time here bird watching, swimming or just watching the ships come in through the adjacent Freeport ship channel.
From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend there is a $5.00 parking fee per vehicle collected at the entry gate to the park (May 25th to September 7th, 2020) for day use access of the park and pedestrian beach. Registered overnight campers are exempt.
Natural attractions include bird watching, fishing, nature viewing, swimming, surfing, beachcombing, and shelling. Quintana Beach also boasts a unique and colorful history. The site of Fort Bates (1862), the remains of the Freeport Harbor Defense during WWII (1942), and two historically significant houses are located inside the park.
The park is open year round. The park office is closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve and Christmas day, and New Year’s day.
Although Quintana Beach County Park does not offer tent camping, nearby Town of Quintana, Bryan Beach, and Follet’s Island Beach all offer free primitive tent camping for up to two weeks at a time.