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Address: 7300 N. Padre, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: 956-761-3704
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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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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Be aware the cost per car. Restroom and clean water available. it has a place for kids. I enjoyed it. We walked from our hotel.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

White powdery sand, pristine dunes and miles of seashore . . . want to get away from the crowded beaches next to the hotels? Gear up with plenty of ice and cold drinks,sandwiches and munchies, sunscreen, lounge chairs, kites, tunes, lawn darts etc., and a sun shade structure (we always take a tarp that we rope to the SUV, anchored... More 

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1 Thank OmniEpicurean
Duncanville
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Not any better beach access than most others. Probably some more parking but still a fair walk. The so-called amenities are not worth the $5. Keep your money and still enjoy the beach. Alex M Duncanville

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Austin
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We came here because I thought having a beach with bathrooms would be a great feature with kids. The beach by the hotel we stayed at didn't have bathrooms or showers. Some reviews mentioned a concession stand so I thought that would be good too- wouldn't have to pack a lunch. WRONG! There's no concession stand- or should I say,... More 

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1 Thank Cmon309
Coupland, Texas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Good beach access, good parking. There are restrooms & showers. There are outdoor showers & a barbeque area. Children's playground is also there.

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1 Thank susans1950
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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 Thank lgoncalo
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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Thank deedeediaz919
West
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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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2 Thank Adamson2014
Round Rock, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

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

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1 Thank SherryKR
Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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