Port Lavaca is near the center point of the Texas Gulf Coast. Its subtropical climate features long hot humid summers and short cool winters. The transitional seasons are barely noticeable.
The Port Lavaca area offers a wide range of facilities and accommodations, particularly for fishermen and hunters. Matagorda Island offers a relatively uncrowded, untamed beach environment and access to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Bird lovers will enjoy visiting Port Lavaca, as it is on the migratory paths of around 400 species of birds, and it is the wintering ground for many, including the endangered Whooping Crane. There are eight sites in the county that are featured on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.
Lighthouse Beach is an RV site with ample creature comforts, including full hook-ups and cable TV. The 670-meter boardwalk stretches from the beach to the bird tower, and the beach has a large covered pavilion. The site features restroom facilities and washers and dryers for campers as well as a recreation center.