With a history as wild as the free-spirited horses that used to roam along her shores, 18-mile-long Mustang Island is the perfect place to forget about the clock and surrender to island time. The southwestern edge starts at Packery Channel and Corpus Christi's eastern-most gulf shore border. Next door is the 3,954-acre Mustang Island State Park which hugs the surf along 361, the Texas highway that traverses the length of the lean, long landmass and leads to quaint and quirky beach town Port Aransas. Mustang Island summarizes of the range of permanent and visiting Texas coastal denizens: from modern condo dwellers to primitive beach campers; from serious foodies to dive bar devotees; from adventure seekers to serious chillaxers. This carefree surf-side gem has something for families, lovers, retirees and spring breakers alike.
Located In Mustang Island
At Mustang Island State Park, families enjoy a serene environment for camping, shell collecting, and nature watching on five miles of coastline. Padre Island features several beach options and a long pier ideal for fishing. Padre Island also is home to the newest waterpark of the award-winning Schlitterbahn family.