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5209 Blanche Moore Drive
Corpus Christi  TX  78411  USA
LAT: 27.7093 LONG: -97.37883
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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Corpus Christi, TX

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Spend a Day at Beaches near Corpus Christi, TX Hotel

Pack your sunglasses, sunscreen and sense of adventure for your stay at the Country Inn & Suites Corpus Christi, TX hotel, located a short drive from numerous area beaches.

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.

Key features:

  • Closed to traffic
  • Restrooms available
  • Convenient parking
  • Jetties allow for bay fishing

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.

Key features:

  • 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

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.

Key features:

  • Closed to traffic
  • Ideal for young swimmers
  • Nearby restaurants and souvenir shops

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.

Key features:

  • Popular for surfing and kiteboarding
  • Surf and jetty fishing
  • Great for socializing
  • Beach parking permit required

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.

Key features:

  • Less vehicle traffic
  • Great for children
  • Beach parking permit required

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.

Key features:

  • Less crowded
  • Beach parking permit required

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.

Key features:

  • Parking lot and car-free beach zone
  • Amenities include bathrooms, showers and picnic tables
  • Pier (entrance fee applies)

Mustang Island State Park (15.7 miles)
This family-friendly getaway features five miles of coastline, ideal for kayaking, geocaching, camping and bird watching.

Key features:

  • Bird watching is popular during spring and fall migrations
  • Paddling trails
  • State park entry fees required

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.

Key features:

  • Visitors center with restrooms, showers and gift shop
  • Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nesting and releases
  • Scheduled nature based activities
  • National park fees apply

Beach parking permits are valid January through December. The permits are $12.00* and can be purchased at:

  • Academy Sports store (Corpus Christi)
  • Central Cashiering at Corpus Christi City Hall
  • Corpus Christi visitors center
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods store (in Corpus Christi)
  • Local H-E-B grocery stores (in Coastal Bend)
  • Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi/ITT Department
  • Nueces County Padre Balli Park Office
  • Stripes gas station and convenience stores (over 60 locations in Coastal Bend)
  • Texas Star (on Padre Island)

*Prices subject to change without notice. Contact front desk for directions.