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Mustang Island State Park

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Address: 17047 TX-361, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone Number: 361-749-5246
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State Park on Mustang Island that offers the best camping in the area.

State Park on Mustang Island that offers the best camping in the area.

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Camping on the beach!

August 19, 2016. The only downfall was sand got EVERYWHERE, and the wind was nonstop but it was great! Those two things are exspected. It was quite and cute we built a fire on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
CrystalDarling
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

August 19, 2016. The only downfall was sand got EVERYWHERE, and the wind was nonstop but it was great! Those two things are exspected. It was quite and cute we built a fire on the beach and chased crabs all night woke up early for sunrise and swam in the ocean. My sons first time at the beach as well... More 

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Thank CrystalDarling
Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family and our pets enjoyed the beach , sun, the sea it was very pleasant experience, we love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some like crowds and wild folks and parties we don't.we love clean beaches that are patrolled and clean sand not filled with beer bottle caps and trash.if you love the latter go to the state park. We loved it and the 5 dollar entry fee per adult is well worth it. Just try it you will agree on of the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this beach many times as a child camping. The facilties are even better now, although they are still on the rough side. You can't beat the experience of camping right on or near the beach! We woke up early and searched for shells and had the beach to ourselves. The beach has gentle enough waves for little kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my daughters for a couple of hours and even though I had to drive over 6 hours round trip it was worth it! The beach was clean, there is a shower and the water was warm, the sand soft. The only thing I did not like is the long walk from the car to the beach area. It... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most people use the part of the park with the nice beach. The park extends on both sides of 361. Kayakers, fishermen, and bird watchers use the part of the park on the bay side of 361. However the dirt road has been neglected and has become almost impassable. Please regrade this road. It is obvious that upkeep at this... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Camped for a night on the beach. It was beautiful, but be prepared for wind. There were plenty of birds, so this park would be great for bird watchers. Port Aransas is nearby to grab a bite at Irie's Island Food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Friday at about 10 am and we really enjoyed how nice and clean this beach was. We were able to park fairly close and it was not very crowded at all. Only negative I guess was the $10 it cost us to get in, I think it was $5 per adult. We were trying to have... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the only state/national park right on the ocean/dunes with electricity. However, it is a gravel parking lot with very antiquated showers and rest rooms. They work, but are not great. The rest rooms were overwhelmed with beach visitors and campers, sand everywhere. One of the four women's showers was out of service the whole time (one week). That... More 

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Euless, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a great day at the beach. You can drive right up to your spot and it wasn't crowded at all. We built sand castles, flew kites, swam and caught fish. Everything was clean and park rangers patrolled regularly. It was a perfect way to end our trip.

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