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Creating Inclusive Experiences on the Coast

Explore Corpus Christi’s commitment to accessibility, ensuring all visitors can enjoy our destination. Learn about the safety and accessibility features in place at our facilities, and the services and resources designed to accommodate diverse needs and provide a seamless experience for everyone.

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Sensory-Friendly | Beaches with Wheelchair Accessibility

Attractions Accessibility | PINS Accessibility | Airport Accessibility


Corpus Christi offers a range of sensory-friendly activities designed to cater to individuals with sensory sensitivities. These activities ensure that everyone can enjoy the beauty and attractions of Corpus Christi in a welcoming and accommodating atmosphere. These activities range from modifications at the Texas State Aquarium, Alamo Drafthouse, and Hurricane Alley to special exhibits at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center and Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History.


Beaches with Wheelchair Accessibility

Just because you’re in a wheelchair doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the soft sands along the Texas coast. There are plenty of beaches with accessibility accommodations including Whitecap Beach, Padre Island National Seashore, and Mustang Island State Park, and more. From the bay to the gulf, these beaches offer floating or all-terrain wheelchairs for those with mobility issues. Water Wheels/beach wheelchairs can be accessed at lifeguard stands or via the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department. 


Attractions Accessibility

Discover a world of inclusive experiences at Corpus Christi attractions, where accessibility initiatives ensure that everyone can enjoy the vibrant culture, history, and natural beauty of the area without limitations. At the Texas State Aquarium, accessible pathways, wheelchair-friendly exhibits, and sensory-friendly programming is available to ensure all visitors enjoy the wonders of marine life.  The USS Lexington Museum also offers ramp access to the ship, elevator access to various decks, and wheelchair-accessible restrooms to accommodate all visitors. There are also guided tours in multiple languages and tactile exhibits for the visually impaired. At the Art Museum of South Texas, visitors have access to wheelchair-accessible galleries, audio descriptions of select artwork, and sensory-friendly events.


PINS Accessibility

At Padre Island National Seashore (PINS), accessibility is a priority. To accommodate, specialized beach wheelchairs and walkers designed for use on the soft sands of Malaquite Beach are available at the visitor center free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. These mobility aids can only be used on Malaquite Beach and have a weight capacity of 350 lbs. A wooden boardwalk connects the visitor center deck to the beach, providing easy access and ensuring a safe and enjoyable beach experience for all. Park maps are available in standard print, large print, braille, text-only, and audio to make the most of the visitors’ experience.


Airport Accessibility

Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA) is dedicated to ensuring accessibility for all passengers, providing a travel experience that is easy, comfortable, and safe. The airport features ADA-compliant facilities, including automatic doors, curb cuts, ramped access, elevators, and wheelchair-accessible ticket counters, restrooms, drinking fountains, ATMs, and seating areas. Passengers requiring assistance within the airport can contact their airline employees, who are ready to help with services like wheelchair assistance. Additionally, TSA Cares provides screening support for travelers with disabilities and medical conditions. Corpus Christi International Airport is committed to making air travel accessible to everyone. 


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