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Just another part of the beach

Was ok but nothing special the beach is wo wide open there and you can camp anywhere so that makes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nanaimo, Canada
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Trip south 2019

Stopped here and drove on the Beach for several miles. Not to crowded. Was high tide and the surf... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kurt R
DeKalb, Illinois
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State Park on Mustang Island that offers the best camping in the area.
17047 Tx-361, Port Aransas, TX 78373
+1 361-749-5246
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach park is under repair from Hurricane Harvey. Just another part of the beach except you will have tp pay.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Eugenia N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was ok but nothing special the beach is wo wide open there and you can camp anywhere so that makes he park just ok. Some nice wilderness areas on the bayside

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lala405
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here and drove on the Beach for several miles. Not to crowded. Was high tide and the surf was up. Had a brisk wind that was causing some good sized waves. Had a good time here. Fee is $5.00 per person

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Kurt R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice State Park. Been here a couple of times and always enjoyed it. Recommend checking it out.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Garry M
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Decided to drive out and check out the park. Paid $5 each to drive on not the best roads to see the same thing we saw other places for free. It was winter, very cool so not good for water stuff. Summer would be a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank joycetwin2
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

As of January 2, 2019, when I visited, the beach is open but they are not allowing camping due to the hurricane damage

Date of experience: January 2019
6  Thank CandyVan
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this beach. Clean and quiet. Lots of sand crabs for the kids to watch.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kren2821
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Although it was rainy on my visit to Mustang Island, I still enjoyed watching the pelicans dive for fish while walking along the jetties. There are many fisherman along the jetties to keep you entertained. In addition you can drive on the beach and watch...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 560terriv
Reviewed November 4, 2018

The staff was so informative and nice. Enjoyed our time on the beach. Watched some training done by four boats in water and had fun watching other people on the beach and in the water

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Mustang Island is pretty built up with summer houses and year round residences. The state park is undeveloped. There was evidence of a recent storm as there were ongoing repairs and renovations at businesses and homes. High tide brings the water right up to and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melodycthomas
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Bill C
February 17, 2019|
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Response from 560terriv | Reviewed this property |
Yes camping is available. I have personally not camped on the beach, but I saw many campers during my visit.
April 14, 2018|
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Response from ratherbfish | Reviewed this property |
No. Phone first. I was at Mustang Island State Park the end of July. The beach and water were wonderful!
Jenny A
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Rosemary V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a parking lot just passed the entry booth. Little but of a walk.
Travel Forum Posts
camping (1 Reply)
We have a 29 foot travel trailer. We will be in the Corpus Christi area between Feb 19th and Feb24th. We do not like glorified parking lots for camping. We will be visiting the beach, of course. We also plan to see the Columbus ships, USS Lexington, The Texas State Aquarium, etc. We will probaby do the Padre Island National Seashore and have the children do the Junior Ranger program. We will have our 1st, 6th and 8th grade children with us. (We homeschool.) Lake Corpus Christi looks like a...More
January 08, 2009|
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
More questions about camping (2 Replies)
Can anybody recommend a campground for tent camping? One that has water and electricity, though. Preferably one that is shady? I am thinking about going to IB Magee Park, but I don't know whether the campsites are shaded or not. I was planning to go to Mustang Island State Park at first, but I read somewhere that the bathrooms there were just horrible. Now I don't know where I read that, can anybody please answer my questions? Or any other suggestions since this is my first visit to Port...More
May 03, 2007|
Response fromBugJuice|
This is sorta old, but we went there a few weeks after our wedding and had a really wonderful experience. We drove down the beach (it was a Texas Highway but just sandy beach) and eventually pulled off the beach into the dunes and threw our sleeping bag on the sand and spent a peaceful night. Next day we headed north and ate supper at Tarpon Inn. It was the best meal we ever ate!! Happy camping
Motels closest to Mustang Island State Park (4 Replies)
Where can I get other peoples views about the motels on Mustang Island? We don't want to pay more than 115 or 110 a night that are clean.
April 18, 2007|
Response fromTet14|
If you follow the Padre Island Drive from Corpus Christi you reach the white beaches south of the SP. There are lots of places to stay right by the beach. It's all Mustang Island north to Port Aransas. We did not see motels in between but we stayed at the Mayan Princess Resort but that was more $$$ per night. Splendid location though. Towards PA are more condo building right at the beach but they all are more expensive than the amount you've mentioned. Cheapest (well, cheap??) we found south...More