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Andy Bowie Park

7300 N. Padre, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-3704
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Type: Parks, Beaches, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Andy Bowie Park is an excellent park for the person who wants to get away from the crowds and yet have showers, concessions, beach rentals and such... more »
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Humble, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We've enjoyed Andy Bowie Park for so many years, but had been away for the past 8 since moving away. We had gone to another part of the beach, further south from Andy Bowie, the afternoon before and the beach was clear of seaweed. But when we went Tuedsay morning to the Park, the seaweed had come in overnight. The... More

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Miles of beach with hardly any other people in sight. Dog-friendly, pristine, and beautiful. One of the highlights of our SPI trip.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

it was worth the $5 entry fee, as oppose other to public beach side, this one had restrooms, showers and great parking next to the ocean. Could even see the dolphins from the shore.

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Brownsville, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Fun on the beach, but can be crowded. nice place to camp not as crowded for that as south part. Watch tide tables if driving on the beach and watch for small children.

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Malibu, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It's around 15 sites on an asphalt parking lot, no more. It's full of small rocks, never been cleaned. The first site they gave me, the electric box made sparks. It's not the first time either because the sides are melted. The second site had an angle of about 15 degrees. The only site left cost $ 10.00 more for... More

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Holland, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This place is cool to the masses of locals and tourists that just want to cool off in the gulf. This place could use deck and some bathroom updating and daily upkeep from the litter happy, sunbathers. Its nice to have a small concessions stand and grab an ice cream or water too. But be sure to take a picnic... More

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Richardson, Texas
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155 reviews 155 reviews
15 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The area is wonderful, it is the best beach in Texas! The facility is a little dated. The toilets were only a tiny bit better than a port-a-potty. The showers in the restroom are for the exhibitionist. There is a wonderful outdoor shower. The area by the restrooms and showers does not allow vehicles to drive on the beach, so... More

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Port Isabel, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Great place to park and watch the fireworks or visit one of the beach front hotels or the largest beach bar in Texas called claytons

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Progreso, texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

THe best place to go to get away from the crowds! its got a parking lot, showers, and restrooms! an outside shower to rinse off!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised the public park is nice. $5 entry fee with in/out privileges. Easy access to the beach, BBQ pavilion, public restrooms and showers. Take a change of clothes, toiletries and some Clorox wipes. Showers have no dividers so be prepared to shower in swimwear. Bonus, this is a park ranger station so we felt safe:

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