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5209 Blanche Moore Drive
Corpus Christi  TX  78411  USA
LAT: 27.7093 LONG: -97.37883
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Telephone: +1 (361) 985-8395 Fax: +1 (316) 985-1192

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Corpus Christi, TX

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Spend a Day on Beautiful Corpus Christi Beaches

Mustang Island State Park
At Mustang Island State Park, families enjoy a serene environment for camping, shell collecting and nature watching on five miles of coastline along Mustang Island.

Key features:
  • Located just 15.7 miles from the hotel
  • Bird watching is popular during Spring and Fall migrations
  • Paddling trails
  • State park entry fees required

J.P. Luby Surf Park/North Packery Jetty
This local favorite draws large crowds of young adults and teens enjoying fun in the sun, surfing, volleyball and barbeques.

Key features:
  • Located just 12 miles from the hotel
  • Popular for surfing and kiteboarding
  • Surf and jetty fishing
  • Great for socializing 3
  • Beach parking permit required

South Packery Channel
This visitor favorite is a relaxed, family-friendly stretch of beach perfect for wading and building sand castles.

Key features:
  • Located 12 miles from the hotel
  • Less vehicle traffic
  • Great for children
  • Beach parking permit required

Upper Padre Island Seawall
The one mile Upper Padre Island Seawall offers breathtaking views and a great spot to walk, bicycle, skate and take in the sunsets and sunrises.

Key features:
  • Located 8.8 miles from the hotel
  • Free parking lot with direct access to the beach and ADA ramp
  • Amenities include public restrooms and showers
  • Beach umbrellas and chairs available for rental
  • Beach parking permit required

Padre Island National Seashore
This national treasure is the longest barrier island in the world with sandy beaches, excellent bird watching and world-class windsurfing. This beach has something for everyone.

Key features:
  • Located 21.8 miles from the hotel
  • Visitors center with restrooms, showers and gift shop
  • Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nesting and releases
  • Scheduled nature based activities
  • National park fees apply

Padre Balli Park/Bob Hall Pier
At this family-friendly beach, visitors will find a long pier ideal for fishing, large waves for surfing and accommodating amenities with parking just steps from the water.

Key features:
  • Located 14.3 miles from the hotel
  • Parking lot and car-free beach zone
  • Amenities include bathrooms, showers and picnic tables
  • Pier (entrance fee applies)

Whitecap Beach
A local favorite, Whitecap Beach is perfect for a relaxing escape and often with sparse stretches all to yourself for a quiet stroll or picnic lunch.

Key features:
  • Located 13.8 miles from the hotel
  • Less crowded
  • Beach parking permit required

North Beach
The calm waters of this beach are ideal for swimmers and children and offers spectacular views of nearby attractions.

Key features:
  • Located 11.4 miles from the hotel
  • Closed to traffic
  • Ideal for young swimmers
  • Nearby restaurants and souvenir shops

McGee Beach
Located on the downtown seawall close to restaurants, this beach is perfect for children and fishing along the jetties.

Key features:
  • Located 6.5 miles from the hotel
  • Closed to traffic
  • Restrooms available
  • Convenient parking
  • Jetties allow for bay fishing

Beach parking permits are valid January through December. The permits are $12.00* and can be purchased at:
  • Stripes gas station and convenience stores (over 60 locations in Coastal Bend)
  • Local H-E-B grocery stores (in Coastal Bend)
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods store (in Corpus Christi)
  • Corpus Christi visitors center
  • Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi/ITT Department
  • Academy Sports store (Corpus Christi)
  • Central Cashiering at Corpus Christi City Hall
  • Texas Star (on Padre Island)
  • Nueces County Padre Balli Park Office
*Prices subject to change without notice. Contact front desk for directions.