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Address: Brownsville, TX
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State park comprised of more than 1,055 acres offering a variety of outdoor...

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.

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Very nice beaches except for the trash.

We ended up picking up trash the entire time we were there. We did not like how many vehicles are on the beach either. Many of the drivers do not give the beach goers space to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
Michelle J
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We ended up picking up trash the entire time we were there. We did not like how many vehicles are on the beach either. Many of the drivers do not give the beach goers space to walk.

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New Jersey
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

This could be a beautiful beach if it wasn't for the garbage. We drove for miles to try to find a place to sit that was clean but couldn't find one. There are garbage cans all over this beach but apparently aren't used often. What a shame.

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1 Thank RVTraveler60
Platte City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We heard there was a launch pad being built for Rockets to space so we wanted to check it out, and Boca Chica Park was just a little bit farther. We were driving from south padre and it was quite a hike, but it was secluded and peace full and beautiful, well worth the drive.

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Thank junetimallow
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

The beach is nice and the view of the Gulf of Mexico is nice. Beach is often trashed though. Still a great place for picnic. Good surf fishing too.

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Thank OsoBlanco18
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the history lesson via a.m. radio on the way. Saw the Space X launch site, too. Drove down to the mouth of the river and chatted with the border patrol officer. Lots of shells, but they were all broken. Nice quiet beach, mostly people fishing.

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Andover
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We love Boca Chica. Great shells depending on time of year. Calm waters if you go all the way to the jetty. Fun with boogie boards. Fishing was fun there too.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Excellent beach and very secluded. Great for surf fishing or spending time with family bar b queing and enjoying the view. It is an idea location if you want to visit the South Texas beaches and the weekend is your only option.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

We drove to this beach from Brownsville. It's free but primitive with no toilets so go before you go. We decided to go to the right after we got to the beach as I wanted to see the mouth of the Rio Grande. I was not disappointed. I found it fascinating to see where this long river starts. You can... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

Locals tell you that this is the place to find the best sea shells because there are not very many humans. When you come to the south end of South Padre Island, you see more land across the inlet to Laguna Madre. That is Boca Chica State Park. Beyond the park is a federal wildlife preserve which is restricted to... More 

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2 Thank Leonard W
Brownsville, Texas
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

This a beach area at the end of a long road. Keep in mind it is not settled with beach houses and condos. The waves are high and the air is fresh. The trashcans are emptied periodically. The sand is not always spotless because the area is unhabited so there are no hotels to keep their area of sand spotless.... More 

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