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A beautiful undeveloped beach at the mouth of the Rio Grande River

When you're in the mood for a simple beach away from the crowds of South Padre Island, this is it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rich A
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Interesting drive

Very interesting trip 17 miles with a lot of historic markers, space X is right before the beach... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joyce B
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State park comprised of more than 1,055 acres offering a variety of outdoor recreation on its land and adjacent beaches of Del Mar and Boca Chica, including swimming, birding, camping, fishing and surfing.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Brownsville, TX
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you're in the mood for a simple beach away from the crowds of South Padre Island, this is it. But be aware that there are no bathrooms or other services available here at this beach. You can walk or drive this beach and hardly...More

Thank Rich A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting trip 17 miles with a lot of historic markers, space X is right before the beach and the boarder wall on the way

1  Thank Joyce B
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

best place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the world...bring a trash bag and help collect trash... save the world!

1  Thank blackcadillacs
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

This is a very remote area, but a fun place to visit. It is about a 30 minute drive from central Brownsville. The beach is not as clean as South Padre Island, but it is never very crowded. It you go all the way to...More

1  Thank Harvey H
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Enjoyed seeing where the rio grande enter the sea. Beautiful shore with lots of shells. Feel like this stretch needs some friends to clear away the trash that washes ashore.

Thank janice r
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

It's very pretty here as you look out on the ocean. You can drive on the beach, and we did see others picnicking and camping. It was cool to see where Rio Grande spills into the ocean...and to know Mexico is on the other side....More

Thank Janet C
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

All reviews had said that this was an isolated part of the beach and that it was undiscovered. Well the day we were there it had been discovered. There were people everywhere. Several driving on the beach. I would be afraid to have my children...More

Thank Glenda C
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Great big beautiful beach without much activity. I enjoyed the day looking for shells and watching the sea birds chasing the surf. The only disappointment was the trash that washes up including pill packs!

Thank mspgray
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

I do not really go to this beach, but when I do I love it!. It is such a virgin beach compared to the neighboring beaches of South Padre Island and Playa Baghdad. I wonder how the new SpaceX Center will affect it.

1  Thank Jonathan C
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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

We went fishing on the jetties and it was an awesome day. They have a little store inthere for bait and ice and drinks. It was $10 to get in there. The beach was really clean and there was restrooms and showers which is really...More

2  Thank Adrian R
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renaechloe18
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Patrice C | Reviewed this property |
There is tent camping available there and on South Padre Island at the Isla Blanca Park.
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Luis P
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Harvey H | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so, but I did not see any signs saying they are forbidden. Would be a super place for ATVs.
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Kevin M
January 13, 2018|
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Response from Patrice C | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can drive a truck on the beach.
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