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looking at driving down to the coast while we are in S/A. What is the best beach to visit and how long of a drive is it? Been to South Padre and loved it but too far of a drive, looking for a day trip.

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1. Re: beach

How about Rockport or Port Aransas?

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Mustang Island and north Padre Island are a 2 1/2 hour drive away. Port Aransas is the favored beach destination for most traveling from San Antonio.

You have Bob Hall Pier, JP Luby surfpark, and Padre Island National Seashore for starters.

There are beaches on the bay in Corpus Christi as well, North Beach and McGee Beach are quite popular with tourists staying in the city.

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3. Re: beach

Still a long daytrip with app 6 hours in the car door to "door"

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4. Re: beach

tubing in New Braunfels? Barton Springs Austin? a lot closer and easy way to cool off.

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This sounds like fun. Would like to get more info on this. Will look it up. Thanks

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I used to live in the central part of San Antonio. Driveway to driveway, we could be in Port Aransas in 3 hours. Take I-37 south to Corpus Christi then 358 South to Mustang Island. This route takes you over the bridge, as opposed to the Aransas Pass route which takes you to the island via ferry. The ferry wait can be long sometimes.

You can also just stop in Corpus Christi. Although, I'd recommend going on down to Aransas Pass.

It's 6 hours round trip, but if you get up early you'll be there before lunch.

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