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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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Discover Beautiful Beaches Close to Our Hotel

The Corpus Christi area is home to some of the state’s most picturesque beaches and stunning shorelines. When you stay at the Country Inn & Suites, the natural splendor of the Gulf shore is just a short drive away. So 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 the hotel.

McGee Beach (6.5 miles)
Convenient and calm, nearby McGee Beach is perfect for young swimmers and adults alike. Enjoy free parking, convenient restrooms, and a variety of restaurants while enjoying gentle waves and sandy shores. McGee Beach is an ideal spot for families looking to swim or sunbathe. 

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’s gentle waves 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 adventurous 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)
Looking for a spot to take the kids? Relaxing and serene, this beach is located 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 sites at this park located on Padre Island. The park offers beach access and a large pier for fishing, water sports 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)
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 be 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

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