Padre Balli Park

Padre Balli Park, Corpus Christi: Address, Padre Balli Park Reviews: 4/5

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Teuton Flyboy
Bath, NC272 contributions
Spring Breakin' at the Beach
Mar 2020
In no way do I claim to be some kind of beach expert, BUT…I have been to enough beaches on this planet to know a good one when I see it. Padre Balli Park has a good and fairly clean beach—particularly by Texan standards. Most importantly, it’s free. For Spring Break, my teenage daughter and I returned to Padre Island in order to enjoy the beach, catch some waves, and warm ourselves in the sun. The soft sand makes good material for building sand castles, and the area is full of water fowl and sea life such as sand fleas, snails, and small crustaceans. Since it was early in year and the water is colder, we saw no jelly fish. Although not crystal transparent, the water was tepid and fairly clear. With bigger waves, we were able to get some great surfing with a boogie board. We will continue to tell of the wonders of Padre Island. Located next to the beach, the parking lot offers ample space. Although there is quick access to bathrooms and showers, the facilities aren’t exactly in tip-top shape, so be warned. However, there are covered picnic tables on the beach. It’s a great place for the family to hang out (if you’re not under a stay-at-home order) and just relax. We found the beach wasn’t overcrowded, and the other beachgoers were friendly and courteous—no horseplay to be found.
Written April 3, 2020
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EFW2014
Woolwich, ME937 contributions
The Gulf!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nice park right on the beach! Lots of picnic tables and trash cans. Lots of parking, I parked for free in February. Great beach access, restroom and a pier.

I can see this being a great spot for little ones.
Written February 9, 2020
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kmc47
Mount Pleasant, MI6 contributions
A great place to camp.
Feb 2020 • Couples
This park has it all. My husband and I are camping around Texas for a couple of months and this came up in my search. The reviews I read did not correspond to the pictures posted so we took a chance and made a reservation. The new campground has full hookup, paved sites and a nice clean restroom building. The beach is very close and clean. The only downside to our visit is the weather: lots of wind and clouds. I would recommend this park.
Written February 5, 2020
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Craig
Lake Saint Louis, MO257 contributions
Easy
Feb 2020
Easy beach access with convenient parking and covered areas to sit and/or picnic and sunbathe when the sun is at the correct angle. Restrooms are near as is the Mikel May restaurant.
Written February 1, 2020
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Bobbie V
Birch Bay, WA83 contributions
Very Nice
Jan 2020 • Couples
Of course I chose a stormy arrival day and the wind hasn't stopped. Beautiful beach with roomy parking. Security gate is nice. 2 week maximize stay.
Written January 11, 2020
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Jonesyd1
19 contributions
Clean and beautiful
Sep 2019
Had an amazing time. Beach was clean and well kept. Nice little covered tables to sit and enjoy the sights.
Written October 2, 2019
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wisheditwasgood
3 contributions
Poor
Jun 2019 • Couples
The first 30 amp rv site they assigned us had the 30 amp outlet popping, smoking and sizzling. The second site had a weak 30 amp outlet that couldn't run my trailer appliances like all other rv parks. Bathrooms are nasty, picnic tables are rotting, trash can be is at the far end of the park. Music on Bob Hall Pier is real loud be into the night. We won't be back.
Written June 26, 2019
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mytripsAJ
Granbury, TX170 contributions
Family vacay trip with young kiddos
May 2019 • Family
Came with the oldest son and his family.
Brought them to this beach area, actually the park benches and such near Mikel Mays beachside bar and grill (close enough to the correct name). We had been here last September. Due to all the storms recently, the city was doing clean up of the area, but still accessible. So happy to see them taking such great care of this beach side retreat. The benches and area are so nice to hang out alone or with friends or family. The kiddos had a great time. We all did. Keep it up Corpus Christi! You’re doing a fantastic job and we will return again!
Written May 23, 2019
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Thomas A
Floresville, United States51 contributions
Good spot inbetween Corpus Christi and Port Aransas
May 2019
We wanted to do some birding in both locations and this was the perfect camping spot. Camped in the new area which was great - perfectly level spots and nice open space with lots of space between sites. Quite park and well maintained. We will definitely stay here again when in the area. Price was very reasonable!
Written May 8, 2019
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ll0ydll
Seward, NE130 contributions
Enjoyed the area
Mar 2019 • Solo
I have went there at least twice on my visit to the Corpus Christi area. Very enjoyable area, and will likely stop again on my last day.
Written March 5, 2019
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