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Explore Our Beaches

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With over 100 miles of beaches in Corpus Christi, there is a beach for every personality! Whether it’s family fun or outdoor adventures you’re looking for, the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and the Corpus Christi Bay each offer their own distinct character and charm.

Bob Hall Pier and Padre Balli Park

Bob Hall Pier is an ideal family-friendly beach with a paved parking area, car-free sand zone and convenient picnic tables. The location, water depth and abundance of fish species at Bob Hall Pier also make this beach one of the top places to fish without a boat. The pier also makes this beach a popular spot for surfers to catch some waves. Nearby Padre Balli Park offers campsites with all the amenities – cabanas and a bath house for visitor convenience.

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McGee Beach

McGee Beach is the perfect place to relax and unwind with the entire family right on the Corpus Christi Bay. Within walking distance of beautiful downtown Corpus Christi, McGee Beach offers more than meets the eye. Convenient parking is available at The Water's Edge Park, along with an all-ages playground, basketball courts and dog park! Beach rentals are available during the spring and summer months.

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Michael Ellis Beach

Often referred to as the Padre Island Seawall Beach because of the one-mile long seawall which runs from South Packery Beach to Whitecap Beach, this family-friendly beach features a large paved parking lot, restrooms and rinse-off showers. Beach rentals are readily available during the spring and summer months to make this perfect stop for an easy, breezy day at the beach.

North Beach

North Beach is a one stop shop for the casual beach-goer, offering easy access to shopping, restaurants and visitor attractions. Allowing pedestrian access only, North Beach is one of the most family friendly beaches on the Corpus Christi Bay. Take a ride on the ferris wheel at Fajitaville Grille and enjoy the views of the nearby USS Lexington. Make time to visit the Texas State Aquarium while you’re in the area!

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North Packery Beach

Also known as J.P. Luby Surf Park, North Packery Beach is a popular area for just about any active pursuit – surfing, kiteboarding, wakeboarding, jet-skiing and more. This stretch of beach is vehicle friendly, so there’s no need to tow all your beach supplies to and from your car. This beach plays host to a younger crowd and is often quite full of beach-goers looking to socialize.

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Padre Island National Seashore

With more than 130,000 acres of dunes, grasslands and natural, sandy beaches, the Padre Island National Seashore is the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world! This stretch of beach truly represents Mother Nature at her best. Whether you’re looking to collect seashells or experience a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle hatchling release, Padre Island National Seashore is perfect for the nature enthusiast.

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South Packery Beach

This family-friendly beach is less crowded and perfect for children to build the almost mandatory sandcastle during their beach vacation. The jetties provide great fishing, surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding. South Packery Beach also is vehicle friendly which makes it a great beach picnic locale.

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