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5209 Blanche Moore Drive
Corpus Christi  TX  78411  United States
LAT: 27.7093 LONG: -97.37883
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Corpus Christi, TX

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Discover Beautiful Beaches Close to Our Hotel

When you stay at the Country Inn & Suites, the natural splendor of the Gulf shore is just a short drive away. The Corpus Christi area is home to some of the state’s most picturesque beaches and stunning shorelines, including McGee Beach, less than seven miles away, and Whitecap Beach, about a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Whether you want to bring your kayak, rent a watercraft or simply soak up some sun, you can find all the fun just minutes from our convenient hotel on South Padre Island Drive.

McGee Beach (6.5 miles)
Convenient and calm, nearby McGee Beach is perfect for young swimmers and adults alike. Enjoy free parking, restrooms and a variety of restaurants while experiencing gentle waves and sandy shores.

Key Features
  • Closed to Traffic
  • Restrooms Available
  • Convenient Parking
  • Jetties Allow for Bay Fishing

Upper Padre Island Seawall (8.8 miles)
Rising 14 feet above sea level at its highest point, the one-mile-long Upper Padre Island Seawall provides gorgeous ocean vistas. Bring binoculars so you can observe some of the hundreds of bird species that call the island home. This sand-free surface is a popular spot for biking, skating, jogging and walking.

Key Features

  • Biking, Jogging and Walking
  • Paved Path
  • Close to Our Hotel
  • Rental Vendors

North Beach (11.4 miles)
Close to downtown Corpus Christi and attractions like the USS Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium, this pristine beach boasts gentle waves that make it a popular hot spot.

Key Features

  • Closed to Traffic
  • Ideal for Young Swimmers
  • Nearby Restaurants and Souvenir Shops
  • Free Parking
  • Public Restrooms

J.P. Luby Surf Park and North Packery Beach (12 miles)
Want to indulge your sense of adventure? This area on Mustang Island draws large crowds looking for exciting activities like surfing, kiteboarding and snorkeling.

Key Features

  • Popular for Surfing and Kiteboarding
  • Surf and Jetty Fishing
  • Beach Parking Permit Required

South Packery Channel (12 miles)
If you’re looking for a spot to take the kids, relax on this serene beach between Mustang and North Padre Islands.

Key Features

  • Less Vehicle Traffic
  • Great for Children
  • Beach Parking Permit Required

Whitecap Beach (13.8 miles)
Bring a picnic lunch, a book and your beach chair to this local favorite. Whitecap Beach spans more than a mile of white sand and provides a perfect respite in the midst of a busy vacation.

Key Features

  • Less Crowded
  • Beach Parking Permit Required

Padre Balli Park and Bob Hall Pier (14.3 miles)
Ride, walk, jog or stroll past the sights at this park located on Padre Island. This family-friendly destination offers beach access and a large pier for fishing, water sports and beachfront activities.

Key Features

  • Parking Lot and Car-Free Beach Zone
  • Bathrooms, Showers and Picnic Tables
  • Pier (entrance fee applies)

Mustang Island State Park (15.7 miles)
For outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, this getaway spot features five miles of coastline, ideal for kayaking, geocaching, camping and bird-watching.

Key Features

  • Bird-Watching During Spring and Fall Migrations
  • Paddling Trails
  • State Park Entry Fees Apply

Padre Island National Seashore (21.8 miles)
The longest barrier island in the world, the Padre Island National Seashore extends over 70 miles of coastline. Watch sea turtle hatchlings as they’re released into the ocean, observe hundreds of species of protected wildlife, and enjoy water sports off the sandy beach.

Key Features

  • Visitors Center with Restrooms, Showers and Gift Shop
  • Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Nesting and Releases
  • Scheduled Nature-Based Activities
  • National Park Entry Fees Apply

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

  • Academy Sports & Outdoors (in Corpus Christi)
  • Central Cashiering at Corpus Christi City Hall
  • Corpus Christi Visitors Center
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods (in Corpus Christi)
  • ITT Department at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
  • Local H-E-B Grocery Stores (in Coastal Bend)
  • Padre Balli Park Office
  • Stripes (more than 60 locations in Coastal Bend)
  • Texas Star (on Padre Island)

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