Corpus Christi: Your Ultimate Playcation Destination
Corpus Christi and fun at the beach are synonymous. With miles and miles of sandy beach along the Gulf of Mexico there are so many ways to turn your vacation into a playcation!
On The Water
Where: Padre Island Surf Camp
Hit the surf with daily or weekly, private or group surf lessons at the Padre Island Surf Camp. Stand up paddle board lessons and tours are also offered.
Where: Worldwinds Windsurfing
Ready to speed across the water? Located at one of the top windsurfing sites on the mainland, Worldwinds Windsurfing offers windsurfing lessons and rentals. For a little slower pace, rent a kayak or a stand up paddle board.
In The Air
Where: Chute ‘em Up Parasail
Ride in the sky floating up to 500 feet above the Gulf of Mexico for some of the best views of Port Aransas and the gulf beaches.
Where: Espejo Helicopter Tours
Get a bird’s eye view of Corpus Christi with Espejo Helicopter Tours! With several different tour options, the views are endless. Book your tour directly through Espejo Helicopters.
At The Shore
Where: DC Sandman – Chip Cooper
Ready to step up your game and learn how to “sculpt” in the sand? Chip Cooper, winner of numerous awards in state, local and national competitions, guides you through as you create your very own masterpiece!
Where: Horses on the Beach
Horses ran wild and free on the barrier island years ago giving Mustang Island its name. For a unique and spectacular way to travel the coastline take a morning, afternoon or sunset ride with Horses on the Beach.
Visit with the park rangers at both Mustang Island State Park and the Padre Island National Seashore. With programs for the entire family, rangers share history, nature, and fascinating facts about our beaches. Ask a ranger how to earn an official Junior Ranger badge and certificate. Check the park websites for exact programs and times.
Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean your day at the beach has come to an end. Gather ‘round a beach campfire for the perfect way to end the perfect day. Be sure to check the Texas A&M Forest Service website for information on burn bans. And don’t forget the s’mores!