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Address: Brownsville, TX
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State park comprised of more than 1,055 acres offering a variety of outdoor...

State park comprised of more than 1,055 acres offering a variety of outdoor recreation on its land and adjacent beaches of Del Mar and Boca Chica, including swimming, birding, camping, fishing and surfing.

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Mouth of the Rio Grande

This was a great beach. There were hardly any people on it...just a few fishermen. We first drove in the beach about a mile to the mouth of the Rio Grande to see where the river... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
steve7124
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great beach. There were hardly any people on it...just a few fishermen. We first drove in the beach about a mile to the mouth of the Rio Grande to see where the river enters the gulf. This is the boarder with Mexico so if you are into boarders it is fun the see. There were a couple... More 

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Longview, Washington
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights and loved every minute of my mini boondock. Quiet, private and relaxing would punctuate my stay. Say yes to great temperatures, yes to free security by BP and yes to powdery sand.

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

I was a little worried there would be a lot of people here. Hardly a soul. Very little trash that I saw. Beautiful warm water, many small shells. Very happy to have found this beautiful place of nature. I hope to return here soon

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Thank Joy K
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We drove from the entrance up to the jetty on labor day weekend and it was not crowded like it can get on South Padre Island.

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Thank Brian A
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

It's a beautiful beach with lots of shells. But it's so sad that people leave trash and no one monitors it to pick it up.. please clean it

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Thank gilbert a
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Definitely worth the drive! This beach has everything that South Padre Island has, except the crowds. And, the cost was completely free. Also, cars back right up to the water, so the occasional traffic is behind the car, not between the beach and the car, as on S. Padre Island. We had neighbors, but they were far enough away to... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful natural beach with car access and lots of room for everybody - families, fishing guys, dogs, quads..

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Thank Lady2407
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Went w husband and had a great time drove to end where mexico and us meet. Was awesome but going towards end of beach sadly it was quite filthy with all the garbage that washed ashore. Otherwise great day nice for families.

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San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I came to this beach because I wanted to see where the Rio Grande river empties out into the Gulf of Mexico. When I got there, I saw an unimpressive , relatively shallow river dividing the beach ( and country) from Mexico. I thought it was funny to see a line of Mexicans along the other side of the river,... More 

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Santa Fe, Texas
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We wanted to spend our day at the beach away from the big crowds of people. Was very disappointed to see all the trash on the beach when we arrived. The amount of trash was ridiculous, they do have trash cans scattered throughout the area. Guess people are too lazy to walk to the cans. We didn't stay long because... More 

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