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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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HS Reunion Beach Day

Plenty of parking and very accessible to main boulevard. Decent sized restrooms and pavilion was pretty neat. Park area for kids was also a plus. Distance to beach was rather far... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We decided to head a little further north and pay to enter the state park. For only $5, it was well worth it! Plenty of parking and only a short walk to the beach. Not very crowded and lifeguards on duty were a plus for me. Showers are available in and outside the restrooms. Overall a perfect beach day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Plenty of parking and very accessible to main boulevard. Decent sized restrooms and pavilion was pretty neat. Park area for kids was also a plus. Distance to beach was rather far as the sand is super hot even with shoes on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a Beautiful beach and a great place to collect shells. There is also a beautiful statue/memorial of Jesus there. I highly recommend checking this out.

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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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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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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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