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Andy Bowie Park

Address: 7300 N. Padre, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: 956-761-3704
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Type: Beaches, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: Hikers and bird watchers will love the park's Laguna Madre Nature Trail, while windsurfers head for...
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Type: Beaches, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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Collinsville, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
30 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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