Hudson Beach Park
Although small and a bit cramped when busy, Hudson Beach Park is a local favorite, with no need to hop on the highway. Stroll along the boardwalk, breath in the Gulf of Mexico air, and bask in the sun. Spread out a blanket on the sand for a relaxing picnic at sunset or stop by the Inn-on-the-Gulf for a bite to eat after an afternoon in the sun. This small slice of sandy beach is a respite from the busier commercial beaches in the region, with its relaxed atmosphere and a few amenities, including public pavilions for enjoying the shore even in less glorious weather.
From Backwater to Por
Initially a backwater area only accessible by land or sea, Hudson remained isolated until the early 1900s, but the construction of Route 19 and the post-railroad industrial boom led to a period of short-lived prosperity. When the town's first industries dried up, Hudson faced equally short-lived hard times. Press coverage of the then sleepy fishing village's exceptional catches in the mid-20th century aided in its emergence as a tourist spot, and residential development and new industries, which expanded well beyond the confines of Old Hudson, set the stage for the modern city. The opening of the Hudson Channel, in turn, opened access to Port Hudson.
Sam's Beach Bar
A family-owned and operated business, Sam's holds a proud place in Hudson history. Serving the community in various incarnations, but always in the same spot since the early 1980s, Sam's has grown right along with the city. Adjacent to Hudson Beach Park, Sam's offers the same spectacular Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Island views, not to mention the sunsets and stargazing. Live music from some of the area's best bands keep Sam's hopping all weekend, and with its indoor and outdoor seating and fresh and full menu, Sam's is a busy, family friendly venue throughout the week.