Brazos Island is a barrier island on the Gulf Coast of Texas in the United States, south of the town of South Padre Island. The island is also known as Brazos Santiago Island, a reference to the town of Brazos Santiago, the first Spanish settlement on the island. The island is the southernmost barrier island in Texas, separated from the delta landmass of the Rio Grande by unnamed channels. The island's northern end is separated from Padre Island by the Brazos Santiago Pass. The island is oriented generally north-south, with the Gulf of Mexico on the east, and South Bay on the west. In the course of the natural processes of erosion and sedimentation, the island is not always surrounded by water, but can be connected to the mainland.
The island is uninhabited. Brazos Island State Scenic Park, also known as Brazos Island State Recreation Area, is located on the island. The beach at this state park is known as "Boca Chica."
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