It’s not easy to come up with great Father’s Day gifts. After all, how many ties does dad really need? This year, give him something he’s sure to appreciate—a trip to the beach!

Depending on your budget, you can reserve a family-friendly condo with a pool, spring for a night in a great beach-front hotel, or book an entire house!

Although there is plenty to occupy dad’s time at the beach, a little planning can make this a vacation he won’t forget.

What makes your dad smile?

Check out these Father’s Day beach bonuses for different kinds of dads:

Dad the Golfer

At Palmilla Beach Golf Resort dad can play nine holes of links-style golf, perfect for the occasional golfer but with challenging tee boxes for the pros. Don’t want to travel with clubs? No problem. You can rent Calloway clubs right there on property. For an adventure he won’t forget, rent a free-stylin’ golf board to zip around the course.


Dad the Fisherman

June is Red Snapper season in Port A! Book a short four hour trip out of Dolphin Docks, a full eight+ hour deep sea trip with Deep Sea Headquarters or Fisherman’s Wharf, or even a private fishing charter with Woody’s Sport Center. Not ready to commit to a boat ride? Give dad a gift card to Island Tackle and schedule time for surf, jetty, or pier fishing!


Dad the Thrill-Seeker

Does your dad love adventure? Send him on an excursion that will get his blood pumping. Arrange a stand up paddleboard, jet ski, or kayak adventure, or even schedule a surfing lesson. Take it up a notch and get an aerial view of the Texas coast while skydiving or parasailing!


Dad the Explorer

Take your nature-loving dad out to discover the five nature preserve sites featuring hike and bike trails, boardwalks, and wildlife observation areas. Enjoy a dolphin watching cruise, beachcomb for seashells, or hop on a fat tire bike and explore the island.


Dad the Foodie

Treat dad to a pint of upside down beer served from the back of a boat at the recently-reopened Bluewater Cowboy or toast over gourmet steaks and seafood at Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn. There is something to please every palette in Port A, which is quickly becoming a foodie destination.


Already have plans this Father’s Day? Select a better week and arrange to pre-pay for the vacation. On Father’s Day, surprise him with a card that contains the itinerary!