Best Corpus Christi Beaches

Are you looking to head towards the coastal bend area of Texas for your summer beach vacation?

How about Corpus Christi, Texas, for family fun in the sun!

Not familiar with Corpus Christi or looking for more ways to have fun in Corpus with the family, click here to find out things to do in Corpus Christi with the kids. 

But, if you don’t already know, Corpus Christi is a small city located along the Gulf Coast of Texas between North Padre and Mustang islands. Not only is Corpus known for its fun family activities, but the best beaches in South Texas.

Here’s what you need to know about Corpus Christi’s best beaches from a local perspective.

Best Corpus Christi Beaches

Family Travel Inspiration Corpus Christi Beaches

Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore is one of our favorite beaches. It’s open year-round with beach access via a $10 vehicle entry pass purchased upon entering at Malaquite Visitors Center. There are picnic areas, public restrooms and showers, and free cabana tables if you come early. 

North Padre Island

Padre Island beach is a beautiful beach with seaweed-free water and a great place to hang out with the family. Purchase your beach pass and enjoy your stay.

Corpus Christi beach

Mustang Island State Park

Mustang Island State Park runs along the Gulf Coast. If you don’t enjoy your stay at North Padre Island, keep driving along the beach, and you’re sure to run into Mustang Island. 

Corpus Christi beach

Rockport Beach

Rockport beach is located outside of Corpus Christi, but this beach is one of our favorites. Just a short drive from Corpus Christi, Rockport beach has paved parking right along the shore, and if you arrive early, several cabanas are available and are free to use. 

Additional Corpus Christi Beaches

  • Whitecap Beach
  • North Packery Beach

and more!

Enjoy your stay here in Corpus Christi!


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