Originally Posted by ctb
Good tip...we WANTED to do that but stumbled upon Mustang Islandfirst...we found you're so close to everything if you need to stock up etc... with the feeling of being out in the middle of nowhere...NEXT time we will head down 30-40 miles...see many people that far down? Tide ever a problem?
You can drive down the beach 60 miles, it seems like a majority of the other users thin out by mile 30 or so. We will usually have a few cars drive by per day, and you can definitely find a spot to setup with no other camps or fishermen in sight.
Unless there are coastal flood advisories, tide itself will not be a problem. The beach can get pretty soft and rutted at times, but a stock 4x4 can handle it.
Last trip we had a 5th wheel toy hauler blow by our camp at well over 30 mph; we were camped at around the 35mile mark and the beach had been very easy driving up to that point. A couple of days later when we left, the beach was in terrible driving condition, and we needed 4x4 at multiple points. I bet hauling that big 5th wheel out was hell.