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Address: 7300 N. Padre, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: 956-761-3704
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Description: Hikers and bird watchers will love the park's Laguna Madre Nature Trail...
Hikers and bird watchers will love the park's Laguna Madre Nature Trail, while windsurfers head for the bay side. The park also has playgrounds and picnic pavilions.
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A Sunday Drive On The Beach

A Sunday drive is as American as apple pie, but a drive along the Gulf of Mexico gives the tradition a whole new meaning. Fun!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

It is fun to drive and find secluded areas of the beach. Better picture taking; swimming, and fishing.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This beach is beautiful, the water is clean. Not too crowd, and great place to swim and play. Beach guard tower are there but we didn't see any beach guard on duty. Shower and bathroom are available. Entrance fee is $5 for the whole day.

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Austin
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The Park offers a great seashore experience. The beach is clean, beautiful aqua water and miles and miles of soft tan sand. The other highlight is that if you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle (we have a Jeep) driving on the beach is a great fun time and gives opportunities for solitude by driving a couple miles north or just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A Sunday drive is as American as apple pie, but a drive along the Gulf of Mexico gives the tradition a whole new meaning. Fun!

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Parked on the beach in a 30 foot motor home and had a great time. The shore was 30 - 100 yards away at times and the sunrise was spectacular. Careful not to get into soft sand because it can be costly but we were able to dig out once by hand, oops.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Nice to have a beach with accessible bathrooms that were clean. The beach is nearly litter free. Lots of trash cans. Great picnicking spot that is shaded.

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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

It was a great value but it was kinda disappointing that we couldn't see the beach from our camp site but it was very peaceful. There is a nice shelter that you can climb the stairs to and sit and view the beach. Gorgeous dunes with a nice path to the beach

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Fort Davis, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

As we travel the Texas Parks system RV camping, we have discovered a very quiet County RV park located on South Padre Island. The beach is about 600 feet from the high tide line separated by a 40 foot sand dune from our RV site. The county has developed the beach area quite nicely, There are 2 pavilions with a... More 

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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The RV lot itself is not much to look at. We were in space 18 on an end on the beach side. It was a good spot. The bathrooms were fine. They were clean, the showers were warm and everything worked. It's a short walk to the Beach. The beach is beautiful but windy and there was a lot of... More 

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Humble, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
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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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Address: Address: 7300 N. Padre, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: 956-761-3704
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island

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