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“Watch the morning sunrise from the beach. i got there at 6am and waited for it. what a site. Surprisingly”
Review of Andy Bowie Park

Andy Bowie Park
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Owner description: Hikers and bird watchers will love the park's Laguna Madre Nature Trail, while windsurfers head for the bay side. The park also has playgrounds and picnic pavilions.
Reviewed April 11, 2012

A great way to start your day. The tranquility is very conducive to deep meditation and yoga.

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Reviewed March 2, 2012

We spent a day at South Padre Island and enjoyed the beach near the center of town. The next morning we drove north of town to Andy Bowie Park. We were thrilled to find this wild stretch of dunes and beaches with an access parking lot. For a modest $4 fee we were able to park there or drive up the shore on the hard-packed beach sand - which we did. There were several small RVs camped there and a scattering of fishermen wading in the surf. Even though it was February we spent a few hours parked on the sand and swimming in the chilly 60 degree surf. (You do need to be cautious of sea conditions and the presence of Portuguese Man-of-War jellyfish.) I am sure it is a lot more crowded on a hot summer day but the beach and dunes are spectacular.

4  Thank ClevelandBeach
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Restrooms available/showers too. Beach is nice and lots of 'shelling' to be done.

3  Thank G L
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

When we hit the beach this is how we like to do. You can drive on if the tide is right and chill out all day. Bring a cooler and kick back. Just no glass bottles and respect the beaches. Please.

5  Thank dmbdiddles
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Reviewed June 18, 2008

This park is a paved parking lot with hook-ups and no tent camping is allowed.

11  Thank bunchofcherries
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