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“Beach Loop, Corpus Christi, Texas”
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Beach Loop
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Owner description: Scenic drive from Downtown Corpus Christi along Ocean Drive with gorgeous views of the bay.
Reviewed May 15, 2012

Our hotel desk staff in San Antonio recommended Corpus Christy Beach for a day trip, we went, spent the big part of a day there and look back on it as being one of the best parts of our vacation. The beach was clean, the water was nice but a bit cool (April) and the people there were very friendly but not intrucive.
Lots of shells found, some even with crabs in them.
ALSO, if you have kids, buy and take a bag of corn chips. When you hold up a corn chip, the sea gulls loose all fear and while flying will take one from your hand. You under a flock of hovering gulls make a fine photo too.

5  Thank BurtNearny
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

These is nothing I didn't enjoy about Corpus Christi beach! It is by far my favorite beach. It's clean and well kept and the loop was so interesting. I recommend that you take the time to enjoy it at your own pace.

2  Thank Wrenegade1
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

The beach loop was a lovely drive but I wouldn't call it scenic. There really wasn't anything to see along the way. The town of Port Aransas was quaint and sweet and that was about the best thing about the drive. I really expected more from the other reviews that I had read, but it didn't meet expectations. I had hyped it up a lot to my husband and he was very disappointed! The ferry ride was also just okay. Galveston has a much better ferry ride and driving across the island was great fun, here it was just OK! We were left very underwhelmed.

3  Thank Shacheb75
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

Disappointed with the beaches here. Parking permits for city beaches are $12 for the year, not bad if you're a resident, but visitors don't get a good value. Bring something to secure your real estate, the wind is crazy mostly year round...

3  Thank nontexan
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

The Beach Loop is a real treat, especially for out of town guests and visitors and gives a lovely introduction to the beauty of this area. It has one of the few beaches in the USA that you can drive along the seashore.

If you are in Corpus, start by driving down Ocean Drive which runs along the bayfront and gives a vast view across to the island... turn right on Nile Driive to South Padre Island Drive (SPID) or 358 and head out toward the island.

You will eventually cross the Madre Lagoon which separates the island from the mainland. When you reach the island, head north along the State Highway Park Road - several access roads to the beach are along this stretch. Once you reach the beach, you can park and play in the water, or keep cruising slowly along.

The cute little beach town of Port Aransas is on the north end of the drive - full of cute shops and restaurants... good place for a quick bite.

Head for the ferry landing and hop on the ferry... you'll often see dolphins swimming alongside and lots of sea birds.

You'll drive back over the Madre Lagoon, through Aransas Pass, then Portland, and over the high harbor bridge into Corpus. If time allows, stop at the Aquarium.

I've done this in 3 hours with no stops, but best to allow far longer to stop and enjoy the views and ocean along the way.

14  Thank scubamom
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