Bob Hall Pier and Padre Island Balli Park
Padre Island Balli Park and Bob Hall Pier
Located on the north end of Padre Island, Padre Balli Park is almost 400 acres, all of which is open year round. Go ahead and hop in the Gulf for a quick swim, or grab your board and enjoy some of the best surfing around! The beach park offers a space for primitive campsites on the beach, as well as hardtop campsites and paved campsites with water and electrical hookup.
If you're all about the fishing, check out Bob Hall Pier which juts into deep water, giving you access to fish that dont' go near the shore.
Balli Park Features:
- Picnic Tables
- ADA accessible amenities
- Bob Hall Pier
- Equipment Rental
If you’ve brought snacks or lunch with you, look no farther than one of the over 50 picnic tables, some of which are also ADA accessible. You can enjoy a meal here at your choice of a table or cabana. Even clean-up will be a breeze, with restrooms and a Beach Bathhouse also available for use by all guests.
Briscoe King Pavilion is an open air pavilion available for public rental. No matter your event, this is a great location; the building has water, power, restrooms, and barbecue pits located on site, making it ideal for anything from a family reunion to a graduation party. Additionally, there is an expansive, beautiful outdoor deck with elevated paths available that wind through the dunes.
At an impressive 1,240 feet, this pier extends proudly into the Gulf and serves as a hub for many avid anglers. The pier extends to waters deep enough for fisherman to have a truly different experience, and for beginning anglers to enjoy seeing new types of fish. Grab a line and come enjoy some of the fishing here, where you can expect to see many different species of fish, including grouper and speckled trout.
$2/person, $2/pole (4 pole limit per person), $2/cast net, $1/ person for seniors 65+, $1/ pole for seniors 65+, $1/ cast net for seniors 65+. For more information, call 361-949-7300.
If you’ve left your supplies at home, have no fear: you can rent or purchase bait and tackle on the pier easily. Vendors here are always willing to help visitors who need more information on which bait to use or the best way to string a line. And of course, if you’re interested, the Tackle Loaner Program is always an excellent place to start when learning to fish.
What You Need to Know:
- Beach Park Entrance Fees: None
- Hours: 24/7 365 days a year
- Parking: If you park on the beach, you’ll need a parking permit
- Public Restroom and ADA Accessible facilities on site
- Picnic tables and Cabanas on a first come first serve basis