Corpus Christi has some of the best natural water options on the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you like fishing with your family on the Laguna Madre, or simply enjoying the beach with your besties at Padre Balli Park, there’s ample opportunity to jump in the nature’s water offerings in the Coastal Bend.

But if a swimming pool is more your speed, there’s no better place to enjoy them than at these three awesome Corpus Christi attractions.

Port Royal Resort


Best Pools Port Royal

Everything is bigger in Texas and the incredible pool at Port Royal Resort is no exception. This pool is not only the largest outdoor continuous resort pool in Texas, but is a beauty to behold. The pool offers cabanas, a splash zone for the kiddos, a swim-up bar and poolside service. It’s no wonder that the Houston Chronicle proclaimed it “the biggest, baddest swimming pool in Texas." 

Situated on a fantastic resort that offers excellent casual dining (you MUST try the 361 Burger), exceptional service and incredible views, these condo rentals are a great option for bringing the entire family for a weekend (or week!) of excellent memories! 

And you can have the best of both worlds at Port Royal Resort. The Gulf of Mexico is just a short walk away from the grounds via Port Royal Resort boardwalk.

Hurricane Alley Waterpark

Best Pools Hurricane Alley

There’s no better way to beat the heat in Corpus Christi than spending an afternoon (or evening) at Hurricane Alley Waterpark.   This waterpark packs a punch with accelerated family fun that features the Cat 5 - a 65 foot water slide, a simulated surf experience notably called “The Shredder” (pro-tip: wear a one-piece when you ride ladies, it’s legit!), and a swim-up bar that offers a calm in the storm for parents. With an amazing kids splash area for the little ones and a winding lazy river for tubing, Hurricane Alley has something to do for everyone in the family.

And BONUS - on Tuesdays and Fridays during the peak season, Hurricane Alley brings a movie experience that you don’t want to miss - in your swimming suit  Catch the Dive-In Theater - featuring your family’s favorite movies under the stars!  

And when you’re dried off and ready to grab a bite to eat with your family, check out some great pizza joints near Hurricane Alley to please the pizza-lovers in your family!  

Waves Resort featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Best Pools Schlitterbahn

Big family fun and incredible memories await you at Waves Resort featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Corpus Christi. With over 11 attractions on site, there’s something for everyone in the family. Take a ride down the Deluge tube chute; relax and float on the Kristal River; two huge kiddie play areas will delight the little ones. Bob’s Cabana Bay swim-up refreshment bar means you never have to get out of the water!  But if you want some delicious food sure to please everyone’s taste buds, Eats Epicurea Restaurant & Bar will definitely fill up tummies — so you and your family can get back to the wet and wild fun! 

While you’re out on Padre Island, take advantage of all the great places to enjoy a sunset or a sunny day at these great eateries with a view.

So pack up the car and make a beeline to Corpus Christi, where all the waters are waiting for you! 

Looking for more family fun in Corpus Christi?  Discover the 16 animals you can touch at the Texas State Aquarium here.  Or check out the USS Lexington and discover these fun facts.