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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beach parking permits are valid January through December. The permits are $12.00* and can be purchased at:
*Prices are subject to change without notice. Contact the front desk for directions.