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“best beach with ammenities in Texas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Isla Blanca Park

Isla Blanca Park
33174 State Park Rd 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-5493
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South Padre Island, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“best beach with ammenities in Texas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

a bit crowded on the weekends in the summer. The official surfing beach of south padre island, esp for south swell. Bathrooms and summer concessions as well as ample parking and shaded picnic areas.

Visited November 2011
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Providence, Rhode Island
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“This should not be your first (or second or third) choice.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This is a county park and is a combination trailer park/parking lot located at the south end of South Padre Island. They do have restrooms and a large covered "picnic area" if your idea of picnic is being crammed on to a concrete slab with a teeming throng. The beach is well maintained, but very, very crowded most of the time. There are much better options to enjoy the beach. There is parking and public access all along the beach throughout the town - though it is a bit limited. I would not recommend this park unless your time is very limited, you cannot find anywhere else to park, or you enjoy being cheek to jowl with your neighbors...

Visited August 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Excellend place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

My kids loved it. I first went to beach which is behind all the beach front hotels on gulf st.. I was not staying in ine of the beach front hotels. I later visitied isla park and loved it. Clean, well maintained, a lot of things to do.

Visited August 2012
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Norfolk, Ne
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“Best Beach on SPI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Paved parking and lots of it, $5 to get in or buy a season pass for a little more. Nice restrooms, food vending and also boogie boards, swim suits, tubes, and other floats, and lots more in another shop, and a covered pavilion with picnic tables, and lots of beach, with life guards, and umbrellas and chairs.

Visited August 2012
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Dallas
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“FUn clean beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We went 08/05/2012. It was clean, not crowded. You have to pay 5 bucks to park, but it was worth it. There are showers and a play area. If you want to rent the umbrella and chairs,it is $25 bucks, and they do have someone enforcing that rule, so do not try to just sit at a chair and think you can get away with it. The water was blue and cold. Great visit! We went on a Sunday and MOnday, so it was pretty empty. Take a a kite!

Visited August 2012
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