Show Your Love for a Corpus Christi Beach Today
You can’t hug a beach! Well, you can, but it will make you really, really sandy. Instead, why not show your love for Corpus Christi beaches by purchasing a $12 2017 Beach Parking Permit?
1. Fees Go to Beach Maintenance
Thousands of folks come to enjoy the coast. Our miles and miles of Corpus Christi beaches take a lot of moolah to keep them safe and easy to use. Beach Permit stickers provide income to keep the beaches clean. Permits are required for parking along certain sections of beach.
In addition to keeping trash off the beach, city and county parks departments work hard to ensure that the sand is firmly packed for drivability.
2. Where Are the Stickers Available?
Permit stickers are for sale and available year-’round at:
- Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center
- Stripes convenience stores
- Circle K convenience store (Padre Island)
- H-E-B grocery stores (Aransas Pass, Corpus Christi, Calallen, Portland and Rockport)
- Academy Sports Store (Corpus Christi and Portland)
- Corpus Christi City Hall – Central Cashiering
- Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi – ITT Department
- Nueces County Padre Balli Park Headquarters Office
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- CVS Pharmacy (Padre Island)
- Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi (University Services)
- Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Beach Operations Office
4. On What Parts of the Beach Are They Required?
Bright blue, numbered beach markers appear along the coastline. The numbering of these markers begins with smaller numbers to the northeast (the Port Aransas end) increasing to greater numbers to the southwest (towards Padre Island National Seashore).
To determine which areas require the permit, use this handy guide:
Corpus Christi / Port Aransas City Limits
- (Marker 62) to Access Road 2 (Marker 98) - PERMIT REQUIRED
- Access Road 2 (Markers 99) to Marker 103 - No Permit Required
- Access Road 2 (Marker 99) to Newport Access Road (Marker 196) / Mustang Island State Park - No Permit Required
- (Note: Park requires a separate entrance fee)
- Newport Access Road (Marker 196) to Marker 230 - PERMIT REQUIRED
- Markers 230 to 234 (Padre Balli Park / Bob Hall Pier) - No Permit Required
- Markers 234 to 252 - PERMIT REQUIRED
- Markers 252 to 253 (Corpus Christi City Limits) to National Seashore (6.27 miles) - No Permit Required
Each 2017 Corpus Christi Beach Permit sticker is good through the end of the year and available for only $12. They make great gifts for your beach-going crew. Purchase one in advance and have it ready for your next Corpus Christi adventure!