J.P. Luby Surf Park | North Packery Beach on Mustang Island
Known to the locals as the J.P. Luby Surf Park, North Packery Beach is a veritable wonderland for surfing, jet-skiing, kiteboarding, wakeboarding, and more. During the summer months, this beach stays packed with Spring Breakers, locals, families, and more. The more adventurous beach-goers here can surf and snorkel to their heart’s content, while landlubbers can still take a stroll along the beach or bring the fixings to get a barbecue going. There’s definitely something for everyone!
- Equipment Rentals
- Surf Fishing
Surfing, Kiteboarding, and Wakeboarding on Mustang Island’s JP Luby Surf Park
Point your nose this way for some of the best surfing you’ll find in the area: a consistent offshore wind blows in from the northwest, making for some killer waves.
Kiteboarders have a sectioned off area to put in, leaving an ample zone just for swimmers. And if you end up noodled, try taking a break on the beach for some sun-bathing or a short game of beach volleyball. You can even barbeque or grill over a ground fire on the shore!
Interested in trying out surfing, wakeboarding, kayaking, or even jet skiing? Try a rental! There are several vendors conveniently located for beach-goers to test out the waters with any of the available rental equipment.
The Gulf’s waters stay warm year-round, ensuring a plentiful supply of fish for those interested in Surf fishing. Aspiring fishermen (and fisherwomen!) can grab a spot and cast a line out to secure that big catch. Beginners are welcome - You won’t even need a fishing license to enjoy fishing in a state park, and be sure to check out the Tackle Loaner Program if you’re looking to borrow a rod, reel, or tackle box.
There are special sectioned off areas for swimming from June through September, ensuring a safe, pleasurable experience for all.
What You Need To Know
- How To Get Here Reaching this beach can be tricky. To reach the park, travel southeast from Corpus Christi on State Highway 358 to Upper Padre Island; cross the JFK Causeway; continue 1 mile to the traffic light; turn left onto State Highway 361 and go approximately ½ mile to Zahn Road located on the right side.
- Parking Permits: Necessary to park on the beach. Find out about getting parking permits here.
- During Spring Break: The beach plays host to a younger crowd and is often quite full with one way only driving.