McGee Beach (6.5 miles)
Also located near downtown, McGee Beach generally has calm waters, perfect for young swimmers. Free parking and nearby restrooms and restaurants make this a perfect spot for families looking for a beach getaway.
Upper Padre Island Seawall (8.8 miles)
The one-mile Upper Padre Island Seawall stands 14 feet above sea level at its highest point. This sand-free surface is a popular spot for biking, skating, jogging and walking.
North Beach (11.4 miles)
This beach is popular with visitors to the area, due to its proximity to downtown Corpus Christi and attractions like the USS Lexington and Texas State Aquarium.
J.P. Luby Surf Park/North Packery Jetty (12 miles)
Also located on Mustang Island, this popular area draws large crowds looking for adventurous activities like surfing, jet-skiing and snorkeling.
South Packery Channel (12 miles)
Located between Mustang and North Padre Islands, South Packery Channel is popular for beachgoers looking for a more relaxed environment.
Whitecap Beach (13.8 miles)
A local favorite, Whitecap Beach spans 1.5 miles of white sand and offers a perfect spot for relaxing, taking a quiet stroll or enjoying a picnic lunch.
Padre Balli Park/Bob Hall Pier (14.3 miles)
Located on Padre Island, this park offers beach access and a large pier for fishing, water activities and beachfront activities.
Mustang Island State Park (15.7 miles)
This family-friendly getaway features five miles of coastline, ideal for kayaking, geocaching, camping and bird watching.
Padre Island National Seashore (21.8 miles)
The longest barrier island in the world, the Padre Island National seashore spans 70 miles of coastline and offers visitors access to sandy beaches, excellent bird watching and world-class windsurfing.
Beach parking permits are valid January through December. The permits are $12.00* and can be purchased at:
*Prices subject to change without notice. Contact front desk for directions.