Explore Our Beaches
BEACH UPDATE:The City of Corpus Christi, City of Port Aransas and Nueces County beaches are closed to vehicular access until Wednesday, September 23, 2020 due to Tropical Storm Beta.
Corpus Christi has beaches for everyone. Check out the different experiences our beaches have to offer. Go gulfside to enjoy the waves from the Gulf of Mexico, lots of sand, and expansive views. Located off Highway 36, these Padre Island beaches offer crashing waves, plenty of fishing and plenty of space to soak in the sun. Make sure to buy your parking permit!
Go bayside to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Corpus Christi Bay in Downtown Corpus Christi. Check out the Corpus Christi Seawall for downtown views; and McGee Beach or North Beach for calm waves, a laid-back, intimate beach experience without vehicle access.
Also known as North Packery Beach, JP Luby 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.
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.
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.
This beach is perfect for relaxing as the locals do! You'll find this beach at the end of Whitecap Road on Padre Island. Grab your family and your favorite beach chair for some calm fun in the sun on this beach.
Bob Hall Pier and Padre Balli Park - closed for construction
Bob Hall Pier is closed for construction due to Hurricane Hanna.
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 bathhouse for visitor convenience.
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.
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!
With miles and 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.