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Plan Your Trip to Our Gulf Beaches

The 2022 Beach Parking Permits are available now! We invite you to enjoy the many miles of salty breeze and surf along our beautiful Padre Island. Get set before you go.


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, sunglasses and head to the beach! Come and enjoy sun cast beaches with the sounds of the surf and the feel of sand in 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!

Our beaches offer an excellent option when looking for a place where everyone can maintain social distancing as we all take steps to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department has made it convenient for beach visitors to buy their 2022 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 on 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–December 31, 2022, so come back and visit us as often as you wish. 

We encourage visitors to buy their permit 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)
  • Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi/ITT Department
  • Corpus Christi Visitor Info Center (located in the Water Street Market
  • Nueces County Padre Balli Park Headquarters Office
  • TAMUCC (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:

(List of vendors posted on 12-20-2021)