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Mustang Island State Park

P.O. Box 326, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-5246
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping, Camping/rv, Birdwatching
Traveler Description: If you've never beach camped before, you have to do it at least once. Great for the whole family.  First time beach campers will enjoy the... more »
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I love that this state park had facilities to use. After a long day playing at the beach, it was nice to shower off all the sand before our car ride back to our hotel. My husband really liked that you can drive up on the beach and park. For us we had lunch set up in the back of... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We love the beach! We had a fabulous day. However, there was a lot of seaweed on the beach, like 7 to 8 feet in depth. It didn't bother us, but just wanted to share that. Also, there was a lot of leftover trash. Remember to bring a trash bag with you and pick up any trash you bring.

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Borger, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

While staying in Port Aransas, my family decided to come to the state park to play at the beach. There was plenty of seaweed around the beach, but I can't blame the park for nature being nature. We were able to get a table to place our stuff and enjoyed hanging out and playing on the water. Despite the seaweed,... More

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We didn't know where to go to the beach while staying in North Padre. We had state park passes so we decided to visit the park. It was exactly what we were looking for. We spent all day here. Yes, there was seaweed. But I will tell you what, I went to South Padre National Seashore and it was horrible.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The fact is - sargassum (sea weed) is bad this year. Worse than ever. It's always going to be on the Gulf shores during the summer. It's part of the natural ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico and you have to learn to deal with it. That being said, Mustang Island had MUCH LESS seaweed than the beaches of Galveston.... More

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Fort worth
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Arrived on Friday and set up camp on the primative beach. There were plenty of campers but we were spread out pretty good that we couldn't hear our neighbors. The morning sun woke me up and the breeze died. Then came the gnats. With the heat and annoying gnats we left camp and found Scuttlebuts seafood close by and had... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Mustang Island Beach is wonderful. It's relatively quiet and not busy. You can drive on the beach and not schlep your stuff for hundreds of yards. It is fairly shallow quite a ways out. Lots of birds, fish and beach critters to see. Our family is new to the area and visit often. We almost always have a great time.... More

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Roanoke, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We decided late to try this park so we probably got there about 9:30 or 10am on a Saturday. It was much less crowded than we expected; it didn't start getting full until 2p. Beach was fairly clean. The covered picnic tables were a plus. Rinse-off showers were appreciated. More trash can would be nice. Kids had a fun time.... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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435 reviews 435 reviews
125 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We decided to stop in here on our way out of Port Aransas and see if we missed anything. Luckily we did~~it was awful. The beach was dirty with trash and so much seaweed you couldn't make your way around it. The covered picnic table shelters were all dirty and trash. The smell was bad too. We are native Texans... More

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British Columbia, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I camped on the beach one night. Unfortunately the Texas coast is experiencing a ton of seaweed recently so the beach wasn't that pretty but there's nothing that can be done about Mother Nature! I camped on a Monday so there was not a lot of people which was nice. It was quiet and and the restroom facilities were clean.... More

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