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Mustang Island State Park

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Address: P.O. Box 326, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone Number: 361-749-5246
Activities: Camping, Camping/rv, Birdwatching
Description: State Park on Mustang Island that offers the best camping in the area.

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Nice beach

Lived in Corpus Christi for several years. Nice, on beach parking. Must have a city sticker or risk getting caught by park rangers. Nominal fee if no sticker. Not bad if you're... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
mommycld
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Gambrills, Maryland
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Fort Worth, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
27 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Every so often I need to leave landlocked Fort Worth and head to the coast. Late winter early spring before spring break is a wonderful time for a visit here to this State Park. We almost had the beach to ourselves. I recommend wading. Bring your beach chairs and binoculars.

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Gambrills, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Lived in Corpus Christi for several years. Nice, on beach parking. Must have a city sticker or risk getting caught by park rangers. Nominal fee if no sticker. Not bad if you're staying all day! Water is warm for several months of the year. Jellyfish have their moments... take note!

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My wife and 2 young ones (8 and 5) had a blast this past weekend (Mar 14, 2015) at Mustang Island State Park. Bear in mind that the water was a bit chilly to swim in but our primary area of interest was to build sand castles and I was wary of spring break crowds and seaweeds. To our relief... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A lovely beach with small dunes adding privacy. Well maintained state park. Especially recommend the area where cars cannot travel as it is much more pleasant and serene.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Calling this a state park is a stretch. There are free beach access roads on either side of it - use them unless you need a bathroom or a picnic table.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a beach " in the wild". When you park to watch the surf or walk on the beach, you are very close to the water. Pay attention to the tides!

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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

rv spots are nice but quite a hike to the beach. bathrooms are good and the beach is lovely. we were here just for the night

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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We found the beach to be peaceful and lovely. We also discovered our dog LOVES the freedom of running on the beach with an extended leash! Dogs all get along when not confronted with a loose dog, so we are perfectly happy with using the 30' training leash.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Get back to nature and enjoy being near the ocean. Mustang Island is a great family spot for camping, fishing, and getting away from the hustle bustle! Stroll along a perfect beach and enjoy the shore birds. It's definitely always windy here, so bring a hat.

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We wanted a place to let our dog run up and down the beach but they wouldn't let us. Didn't seem to be much there.

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