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Whitecap Beach

Couple Beach walk

If you’re looking for something more relaxing, do as the locals do and try Whitecap Beach. The white sands on this peaceful shore are untouched, and many come here to get away from the potential bustle of the busier beaches. This beach is the best place for small gatherings or groups to enjoy a quiet day, or even for someone flying solo to take a deep breath and get away from it all. It also serves as one entrance to the Padre Island Seawall, a lovely spot for taking a stroll or bike ride. The windswept shore of Whitecap Beach stretches 1.5 miles, and you’ll easily be able to enjoy:

Spend the day with a picnic lunch…

Those interested in bringing their own small picnic lunch have found the best beach in the area for it. Gather supplies from home, or stop by one of the nearby convenience stores and make a spread out on the sand. You’ll be sheltered from wind by the dunes, and can enjoy your food with the best view around. Excellent for families, dates, or even the solo traveler looking for a serene place to decompress.

That perfect book…

Do you have a page-turner you just can’t wait to get back to? This beach is often the least crowded of the beaches in the area, and you can curl up and read freely under the warm sun.

Or just relax after a long day of activities

Maybe today is the last day of a busy vacation, or maybe you just need some time to recharge. No matter the reason, this is the perfect spot to take in the serenity of the Gulf. Ground fires are often permitted, pending posted notice, and a small campfire along with treats (s’mores, anyone?) might be just the ticket.

What You Need To Know:

  • Entrance Fees: None
  • Hours: 24/7 365 days a year
  • Parking: If you park on the beach, you’ll need a parking permit
  • There are no public restrooms



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