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Address: 7300 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7712
Phone Number: 956-761-3704
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Hikers and bird watchers will love the park's Laguna Madre Nature Trail,...

Hikers and bird watchers will love the park's Laguna Madre Nature Trail, while windsurfers head for the bay side. The park also has playgrounds and picnic pavilions.

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parking lot camping is fun!

We camped at this beachfront park just last week but we weren't able to get a site with hookups so we joined three other dry campers in the public parking lot! I thought $15 was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2016
tulajane
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

First of all, the beach itself was beautiful! Maybe our expectations were a bit unrealistic for the end of April, but it was very crowded. 3-4 rows of umbrellas/chairs/tents do not make for a relaxing beach experience. Some people were also blaring music which is not really what I'm looking for on a beach. I'm sure it's great fun if... More 

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Mercedes, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

During My recent stay at Andy Bowie Park My stay was excellent with minimal inconvenience. Showers were clean and working properly and best of all it was a Beautiful stay. Loved it would recommend to all travelers seeking peace and tranquility..

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We camped at this beachfront park just last week but we weren't able to get a site with hookups so we joined three other dry campers in the public parking lot! I thought $15 was a bit much to pay to park in an asphalt parking lot with no amenities, but hey, it's the beach!! And they did leave the... More 

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texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Be aware the cost per car. Restroom and clean water available. it has a place for kids. I enjoyed it. We walked from our hotel.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

White powdery sand, pristine dunes and miles of seashore . . . want to get away from the crowded beaches next to the hotels? Gear up with plenty of ice and cold drinks,sandwiches and munchies, sunscreen, lounge chairs, kites, tunes, lawn darts etc., and a sun shade structure (we always take a tarp that we rope to the SUV, anchored... More 

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Duncanville
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Not any better beach access than most others. Probably some more parking but still a fair walk. The so-called amenities are not worth the $5. Keep your money and still enjoy the beach. Alex M Duncanville

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Austin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We came here because I thought having a beach with bathrooms would be a great feature with kids. The beach by the hotel we stayed at didn't have bathrooms or showers. Some reviews mentioned a concession stand so I thought that would be good too- wouldn't have to pack a lunch. WRONG! There's no concession stand- or should I say,... More 

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Coupland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Good beach access, good parking. There are restrooms & showers. There are outdoor showers & a barbeque area. Children's playground is also there.

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2 Thank susans1950
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We decided to head a little further north and pay to enter the state park. For only $5, it was well worth it! Plenty of parking and only a short walk to the beach. Not very crowded and lifeguards on duty were a plus for me. Showers are available in and outside the restrooms. Overall a perfect beach day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Plenty of parking and very accessible to main boulevard. Decent sized restrooms and pavilion was pretty neat. Park area for kids was also a plus. Distance to beach was rather far as the sand is super hot even with shoes on.

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