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A 15-minute drive from downtown Corpus Christi transports you to this magnificent 70-mile stretch of white sand beach, scenic dunes and warm ocean water, offering ideal conditions for swimming, fishing, beach-combing, windsurfing, camping...more
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This is an amazing National Park. The Rangers are super and really know their stuff- especially with the endangered turtles. Good gift shop and beach shelters. Nice showers also after a walk on the beach.
A nice beach you can drive down. I’ve been to better and I’ve been to worse. I expected it to be less crowded since it was October and I can’t imagine what it’s like during the real beach season. There’s trash around but like I...More
Only reason wouldn't be 5star, is bc there aren't but one tiny little trail for visitors to check out. Otherwise, it's amazing. The visitors center is WONDERFUL, great nice big deck overlooking the dunes, wonderful variety of programs the rangers there offer to help teach...More
My husband lived in this area when he was around 10 yrs. old. I have a b&w photo of him on the beach and wanted another like it! He loved it and I loved it for him! I was the only one in the family...More
We were in neighborhood for 10 days, of the 10 you could not drive on beach 4 due to high water (caused by hurricane off Florida coast and high pressure in gulf pushing water ashore). Earlier in week we had 2 perfect days, where wind...More
I totally recommend visiting this pristine barrier island and learn about the birds, animals and plants that call this habitat their home. The rangers do an outstanding job and offer a variety of educational programs and different times of the year. Something for everyone. The...More
We had been on the road for two weeks before we managed to hit the beach and we were not disappointed. It was something of a drive to get there but once I had figured out the road configurations it became second nature.