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Plan Your Trip to Our Gulf Beaches

The 2024 Beach Parking Permits will be available beginning on December 27, 2023! We invite you to enjoy the many miles of salty breeze and surf along our beautiful Padre Island. Get set before you go.

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We invite you to our gulf beaches for ENDLESS play and relaxation. 

You know what that means! It’s time to grab your towel, sunscreen, and sunglasses and head to the beach! Come and enjoy sun-cast beaches with the sounds of the surf and the feel of sand on your toes. We invite you to our Corpus Christi beaches!

Whether you're a visitor to Corpus Christi or a local resident, our beaches provide a place to leave your busy life behind—a time to slow down, relax, play, and recharge! Beaches are a great place to spend time with friends and family during spring break. Get out there and enjoy the surf and sand!

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department has made it convenient for beach visitors to buy their 2024 Beach Parking Permit at various locations throughout the city and on the beach. The permit gives you access to miles and miles of our local gulf beaches and is required in designated areas where posted. All the funds from the permit sales will be used to provide clean and safe miles of beaches for all beach visitors to enjoy. Display the sticker on the windshield of your vehicle—it is your ticket to fun! The permit is only $12 and is good from January 1 to December 31, 2024, so come back and visit us as often as you wish. 

We encourage visitors to buy their permits before heading to the beach.


The permits are sold year-round at the following locations:

  • Stripes* (Padre Island, Flour Bluff, & select stores in central Corpus Christi)
  • H-E-B (Aransas Pass, Corpus Christi, Portland & Rockport)
  • Corpus Christi Visitor Info Center (located in the Water Street Market
  • Nueces County Padre Balli Park Headquarters Office
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (University Services)
  • Central Cashiering at Corpus Christi City Hall
  • Circle K (Padre Island & Flour Bluff)
  • Murphy Oil USA (Alice, Aransas Pass, Corpus Christi, Portland & Rockport)

*Below are all the participating STRIPES stores:

(Updated list of vendors posted on 12-21-2023)


Beach Office

Address: 8185 Highway 361, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Phone: (361) 826-3423

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