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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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Brownsville, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
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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136 reviews 136 reviews
13 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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McAllen, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The park is clean and well maintained. The amenities are also maintained and free of clutter. The park provides marine life info for swimmers.

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Toronto, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
42 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Decided to see what the 2 county parks on South Padre had to offer, so paid the $5 daily use fee at Isla Blanca Park, which also gives you access to Andy Bowie Park. It was a cool, blustery day, which did not help, but there are absolutely no facilities open at either park in winter, so why pay a... More

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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This so-called park was located next door to our hotel. It seemed to be nothing more than a beach access point, and those are all over the island. Having read it's description here on TA, it seems there might be more going on in the summer, but when we visited in early November, there was nothing.

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