The beach loop was a lovely drive but I wouldn't call it scenic. There really wasn't anything to see along the way. The town of Port Aransas was quaint and sweet and that was about the best thing about the drive. I really expected more from the other reviews that I had read, but it didn't meet expectations. I had hyped it up a lot to my husband and he was very disappointed! The ferry ride was also just okay. Galveston has a much better ferry ride and driving across the island was great fun, here it was just OK! We were left very underwhelmed.