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Malaquite Beach

Padre Island National Seashore, 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
361-949-8068
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Camping, Picnicking
Description: This beach on Padre Island is a great camping and beach-going spot.
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Malaquite is accessed through the visitor center, where they have bathrooms, showers, a small museum and tours, and a gift shop with snacks. But when you get tot he beach, the quiet beauty of the Gulf is untarnished. But you still have access to picnic tables and trash cans. Highly Recommen!

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We just came here today and it is worth the drive. At first we are hesitant seems so distant from where we are expecting the place would be but it is really worth the drive. A fee of $10 for a car and good for seven days, we brought foods and drinks so we could have something to eat while... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A very nice place to visit in corpus christi, You could see how they preserve the ship, the inside is clean and well maintained. Fee is $13.95 for adult abd they have the simulator for $4.00 that i would recommend for kids, that is for me pretty awesome for them, it is about figter jet or jet bomber as they... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Bob Hall pier is the gem of this beach, definitely watch for glass and other trash on the beach though. In my opinion take the time to drive down to the Padre Island national seashore, much nicer beaches

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Houston, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I live in Corpus and making the drive out to here is worth it. We pack up the ice chest and stay out here for the day. Sometimes their's alot of seaweed so just be prepared. But all in all great clean beach.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is where I experience my first encounter with the ocean. This area is very nice to go to enjoy the water. There is a ten dollar entry fee for your vehicle but it lasts for seven days. Has a nice little gift shop and information center. There were several small shaded areas that would be great for picnicking. Definitely... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Nice place to go swimming, its 10 minutes from my house, it has bathrooms, showers and everything you need. Go check it out - more family oriented beach.

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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Great beach - clean beach, good facilities, family friendly and well worth the $10 entry fee. This is the place to go to vs. public beaches which I found to be very dirty and not well maintained.

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Buda, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We always love to go here. It has an excellent bathhouse for changing and also has a convenience store. The beach is undeveloped with no cars driving on it in this section. If you want a shelter on the beach in the summer you do have to get here early in the morning or you'll be out of luck.

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Houston, TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

The beach was ok, but it is so far out of the way. Lots of seaweed in the water and washed up on the shore. The facilities are nice though. Overall, my recommendation for a beach in Corpus Christi is to go to one of the ones in town if all you are looking for is to get in the... More

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