Your furry friend doesn't have to miss out on vacation memories here in Corpus Christi! All beaches in Corpus Christi are dog friendly - but must be on a leash. Our pet-friendly beaches welcome pets and dogs of all shapes and sizes! Get ready for sandy paws, wagging tails, and a whole lot of sand crab hunting during your next stay in The Gulf Coast Capital.

Dog on the beach @kailani_n_tehana

Photo by @kailani_n_tehana

Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world. The Park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats teeming with life. It is a safe nesting ground for the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle and a haven for over 380 bird species. Pets are welcome almost everywhere in the park and must remain on a leash. Leashed pets are permitted in all camping areas and on over 60 miles of beach in the park, including all areas where you can drive on the beach. This is all to ensure the safety of the sea turtles.

The beautiful beaches of Padre Island are a fantastic place to bring your furry friends for a day out in the sun or an overnight adventure. Although the beaches close at dusk, overnight camping is allowed in certain areas. It’s located at 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi TX 78418

White Cap Beach

There’s nothing like kicking back and relaxing like the locals of Corpus Christi! White Cap Beach also makes the list as one of our pet-friendly beaches. Your dog can wag their tail while running through untouched white sand that stretches nearly two miles. This well-known destination to locals is a favorite for visitors who are wanting a peaceful shore. Head out to this beach for a nice view with a furry friend as great company by your side!

Dog on the beach @marleymeggettron

Photo by @marleymeggettron

Cole Park

Cole Park is a large, family-friendly park with access to pet-friendly waters. It features a playground, amphitheater with live music, a walking trail, and ample grass space for both your family and pets to enjoy a picnic or game of volleyball.

The beaches aren’t a far walk from the park, and are open from dawn until dusk. You can find it at 2600 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi TX 78404


Make sure to visit these three spots or any other beach in Corpus Christi if you're looking to make the most out of your stay for both you AND your dog(s)!