Brazosport isn’t a town name, but a collection of eight Brazoria County communities southwest of Galveston  offering a strange mix of lightly developed beachfront and petrochemical plants. For the record, the Brazosport communities are: Clute, Freeport, Jones Creek, Lake Jackson, Oyster Creek, Quintana Beach, Richwood, and Surfside Beach .
The area is rich in Texas history, with the state’s earliest explorers landing on nearby beaches nearly 500 years ago and Stephen F. Austin’s first colony settling along the rich bottomlands of the Brazos, Colorado, and San Bernard rivers in the early 19th century. The venerable Texas term Old Three Hundred refers to the 300 settlers who received land grants for Austin’s  first colony, where each family received up to 4,000 acres of fertile farm and ranch property in the area.
The massive Gulf Intracoastal Waterway carves a path along the coastal lowlands. This commercial boating canal, constructed in the 1940s, is considered the most valuable waterway in the country, transporting as much tonnage annually as the Panama Canal. The protected waterway stretches more than 1,000 miles from Brownsville to Florida.
Visitors to the Brazosport region enjoy the small-town atmosphere and its antique shops, beach home rentals, and casual ocean-based recreation. Drive, walk, or swim along the 21-mile stretch of beach  or watch the seagulls and ocean barges lazily glide by. Other popular recreational activities include fresh and saltwater fishing, boating, crabbing, and surfing.