Hidden along the Texas coast between Freeport and Matagorda is one of Texas best kept secrets. It is a small community, with only 500 full time residents, that offers great fishing with easy access to East Matagorda Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It also has a beautiful beach which you can lay back and enjoy the sun, have a picnic, enjoy swimming and fishing. This hidden little gem along the Texas coast is Sargent, Texas. A fisherman's paradise, surrounded by open land, it is located just 74 miles south west of Houston, 24 miles south of Bay City, Texas. Sargent is nestled on the coast between Freeport and Matagorda and near the towns of Lake Jackson and Bay City. It has the bare necessities of shops including grocery, hardware, a few campgrounds, and only one motel. If you're a fisherman, Sargent has several bait camps/marinas, paid boat ramps, and a free public boat ramp. At most of the camps you can purchase table shrimp right from the boat. There are a few homes that you can rent on a nightly or weekly basis. If you're looking for something to do on the weekend, pack up your fishing poles, or your swimsuit and take the short drive from Houston to Sargent. If you own a boat the fishing spots are limitless. If you don't have a boat, don't worry, you can fish the beach, drive to Mitchell's Cut, or fish the GIWW.