Corpus Christi and fun at the beach are synonymous. With miles and miles of sandy beach along the Gulf of Mexico there are so many ways to turn your vacation into a playcation!

On The Water

Padre Island Surd

Where: Padre Island Surf Camp

Hit the surf with daily or weekly, private or group surf lessons at the Padre Island Surf Camp.  Stand up paddle board lessons and tours are also offered.

Kayak woman

Where: Worldwinds Windsurfing

Ready to speed across the water?  Located at one of the top windsurfing sites on the mainland, Worldwinds Windsurfing offers windsurfing lessons and rentals. For a little slower pace, rent a kayak or a stand up paddle board.

In The Air


Where: Chute ‘em Up Parasail

Ride in the sky floating up to 500 feet above the Gulf of Mexico for some of the best views of Port Aransas and the gulf beaches.

At The Shore


Where: DC Sandman – Chip Cooper

Ready to step up your game and learn how to “sculpt” in the sand?  Chip Cooper, winner of numerous awards in state, local and national competitions, guides you through as you create your very own masterpiece!


Where: Horses on the Beach

Horses ran wild and free on the barrier island years ago giving Mustang Island its name.  For a unique and spectacular way to travel the coastline take a morning, afternoon or sunset ride with Horses on the Beach.

Padre Island Sign

Where: Mustang Island State Park and Padre Island National Seashore          

Visit with the park rangers at both Mustang Island State Park and the Padre Island National Seashore. With programs for the entire family, rangers share history, nature, and fascinating facts about our beaches.   Ask a ranger how to earn an official Junior Ranger badge and certificate. Check the park websites for exact programs and times.


Sunset group

Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean your day at the beach has come to an end.  Gather ‘round a beach campfire for the perfect way to end the perfect day. Be sure to check the Texas A&M Forest Service website for information on burn bans. And don’t forget the s’mores!