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“Not as crowded”
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 July 21, 2012 via mobile

If you don't like crowded beaches, this north end of south padre island is the place to enter. You have to pay $10 as you enter but as you exit, you leave a bag of trash with them and they return $5 to you. This is an effort by them to keep the beach clean. We stayed also at Isla Blanca Park at the south end and the beach there is extremely crowded. Your choice!

7  Thank Negley81
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

From a distance, its a beautiful beach, and has so much potential. But once you park, and walk past the dunes, you will see South Padre Islands ubiquitous problem: Too much trash! Its sad. This place could be so great, except for the trash: diapers, bottles, plastic, cigarette butts, beer cans- everywhere! The local government and park services of SPI should be ashamed of themselves for letting this place get so run-down.

7  Thank lerbatord
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

Dirty spot on the beach that gets too much traffic. Wish that I hadn't paid to go. Lots of trailer parking. Overflowing garbage cans. Skip it.

5  Thank Anonymous60745
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

All of the park entrances charge a fee, but if you enter first at Andy Bowie Park, you pay once & it is good for all of the parks on the island. There are showers, bathrooms, a pavilion, BBQ pit, RV's can park overnight.

5  Thank antchralx
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

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

Thank SeMa123
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