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Explore Corpus Christi Beaches

Padre Island, Mustang Island, and Downtown Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi's beautiful beaches are the heart and soul of the Gulf Coast Capital. With so many beaches, ranging from calm waters to the best surfing destinations, plenty of opportunities await with something for everyone. Between the Gulf of Mexico and the Corpus Christi Bay, more than 100 miles of sandy shores provide a variety of options when it comes to choosing the right beach for your trip.

Surf Conditions

On a sunny day with a southeast sea breeze blowing across the Gulf of Mexico, a choppy surf makes prime conditions along the South Texas Coast for novices and surf addicts alike.


Your Guide to Gulf and Bay Beaches in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is your gateway to miles and miles of beaches. Each beach has something for every kind of beachgoer! There are lots of different experiences you can find on Corpus Christi beaches. If you're looking for beach, camping, and campfire rules, coast over to our beaches page. Gulf Beaches…

Beach Rules

On All Beaches
  • No glass containers
  • Dogs must be on a leash or under verbal command
  • Properly dispose of pet waste
  • Dispose of litter in trash receptacles
  • No canopies left overnight
Additional Bay Beach Rules (McGee and North Beach)
  • Driving on the beach is prohibited
  • No BBQ pits allowed on beach premises
  • No moonwalks or other inflatable games
  • No campfires

Bringing a four-legged friend along? Access Road 3 to Zahn is off-limits to dogs on all major holidays. Redirect your pups to Padre Balli Park! For their safety, please ensure all pets are leashed or under verbal command during your beach trip.

Additional Gulf Beach Rules
  • Speed limit is 15 mph
  • Beach Parking Permits are required
  • Campfires allowed, but no larger than 3’ x 3’ x 3’ with no residue left
  • Campfires must be fully extinguished and replace any sand in holes
  • Camping is prohibited in front of condos and hotels
  • Camping is allowed for 3 days & nights consecutively, but no more than 6 days within a month
  • No pallets or building material allowed. Wood pallets and building material used in construction are often coated in toxic chemicals that are not meant to be burned in campfires. They also may contain hardware such as nails or screws which could become dangerous to others or wildlife.
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Explore Our Beaches

Corpus Christi's beautiful beaches are the heart and soul of the Gulf Coast Capital. With so many beaches, ranging from calm waters to the best surfing destinations, plenty of opportunities await everyone. Hover over one of our beaches to start exploring!

North Beach

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Also known as Corpus Christi Beach, North Beach delivers a relaxed vibe with plentiful souvenir shops, hotels, condos, and restaurants.

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Mcgee Beach

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A beautiful downtown beachfront stretching along the seawall. Visitors flock to the seaweed-free, manicured sand and the warm, serene waters of Corpus Christi Bay.

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Mustang Island State Park offers a perfectly serene vacation spot featuring miles of sandy beach for a memorable day, weekend, or week-long trip..

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North Packery Beach, locally referred to as J.P. Luby, is a watersports wonderland for surfing, jet-skiing, kiteboarding, wakeboarding, and more.

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Padre Balli Park

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The locals’ most beloved 400-acre stretch of coast, known for surfing, shore fishing, and the former Bob Hall Pier.

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The most significant undeveloped barrier island in the world offers more than 130,000 acres of dunes, grasslands, and beaches – a national park and a haven for all sorts of family-friendly activities

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Whitecap Beach

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Named after its white sands, it’s an excellent beach for small groups or solo travelers looking to escape a busier beach scene.

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