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Beach is wide, long, and easy access

This is a great beach for families. There is plenty of room to pitch a canopy and chill out while... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Michael M
Cedar Park, Texas
Peace and quiet

Visiting from Austin we brought our boys 11 and 9 to enjoy a less crowded beach. We paid a $10... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
Austin, Texas
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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.
7300 Park Rd 100 N, South Padre Island, TX 78597
+1 956-761-3704
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

We took some local advice to check out Andy Bowie Park for shelling. Arrived around 3 (as advised) when tide out. Not much but did find grate and other garbage to return for $2 refund. The entrance was a dump. More garbage there than on...More

Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is a great beach for families. There is plenty of room to pitch a canopy and chill out while the kids play in the gentle waves. The grade going into the water is a slow drop so the kids can walk out without a...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We spent the morning surf fishing and were stopped by some guys in a trailer asking for $13.00 to access the park. What are tax dollars for? The park is not clean and the place is overrun by vendor trucks blaring crappy music and selling...More

3  Thank 20BigAL14
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Visiting from Austin we brought our boys 11 and 9 to enjoy a less crowded beach. We paid a $10 parking fee and hung out for several hours. We brought our cooler, chairs and umbrellas and enjoyed the calm waves and scenery. Would definitely stop...More

Thank bahena4064
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Pay a $10 entry fee and you have access to the parking lot, picnic areas, bathrooms, showers, and an outdoor shower to wash off after a day at the beach. There is a lifeguard stationed at the beach entry access for safety. Drawbacks are it...More

1  Thank Bart S
Reviewed June 11, 2018

this park was nice, your typical park. we didn't take in any of the amenities, just the wonderful , scenic beach.

Thank eas121282
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Over 2 days I visited county beach access #5 which has restrooms, showers and drinking water, and #6. Favorite hands down was access #6 which is more primitive-no facilities. Pay $12 charge which gives you all day access until 11pm at #2,#5 and #6. Like...More

Thank Swede55
Reviewed May 17, 2018

We used this beach access to drive our jeep right onto the beach. We headed to nearly the end of the island and there was no one in site all day. The beach patrols do come by occasionally but they just wave and keep on...More

2  Thank AnnaLarghe
Reviewed March 31, 2018

You can get to this beach through any of the access. We went into access 6. I'm not sure if there is a 7 or more because the sand began to cover the highway and I didn't take the chance to keep driving. The beach...More

1  Thank flipmexi17
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Nice park, fortunately the spring breakers didn't get to mess it up. Although the surf was rough and tides high to limited access to beach when we were there.

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Nancy M
January 11, 2018|
Response from Christina T |
The high winds you experienced, if I'm not mistaken we're winds from a tropical storm in the gulf around Louisiana (back about that time,if I'm remembering correctly) there is usually a nice breeze on the island every day... More
August 4, 2017|
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Response from hpresas | Reviewed this property |
if you go past andy bowie, you will go to the beach access entrances 12$ to get in, primitive camping