As the number of coronavirus cases continue to climb across the state, several Texas localities are closing areas where people may be tempted to gather in large crowds to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend.


Popular Texas beaches like Port Aransas, Padre Island, South Padre Island and Galveston have all placed restrictions ahead of the holiday weekend.


On Tuesday, Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales issued a temporary ban of vehicles on county beaches, including Port Aransas.


Visit Port Aransas posted a FAQ stating that people will still have access to beaches on foot, but they will be closed to vehicles and parking will be very limited. The beach will also have a curfew starting Thursday night between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.


The city of Corpus Christi will also be closing parks and beaches beginning Friday, July 3 and ending Tuesday, July 7, according to City Manager Peter Zanoni.


Parks that will be closed include Bill Witt, West Guth, and Lakeview. Beaches that will be closed are McGee Beach, North Beach, and Lake Corpus Christi.


Cameron County announced Monday that effective at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 30 until 12:01 a.m. on July 13, this includes beach access areas to South Padre Island.


The Padre Island National Seashore announced Wednesday that it will close beaches and will not allow overnight camping during the holiday weekend. The national seashore will close at 8 p.m. Thursday and reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 7.


According to a Facebook post from the City of Galveston, starting Friday at 5 a.m. through Monday at midnight, beaches will be closed. To enforce this closure the mayor signed an executive order Wednesday. Violation of the order is a Class C misdemeanor and carries an up to $500 fine.


Texas hit its highest one-day record of new coronavirus cases with 8,076 new cases Wednesday.


Officials are worried that this holiday could be a repeat of Memorial Day weekend, which saw a surge in cases.