We invite you to our gulf beaches for ENDLESS play and relaxation.
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 for a weekend getaway or staycation. Get out there and enjoy life!
Our beach parking permits make wonderful gifts anytime of the year for your friends, family, out-town guests, neighbors, dog walker … you get the idea.
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 2021 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, 2021, 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
- 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:
- 6901 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
- 6101 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
- 14526 S. Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
- 10361 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
- 15233 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
- 9602 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
- 15302 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
- 11201 IH-37, Corpus Christi, TX 78410
- 4754 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
- 5939 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
- 601 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi TX 78417
(List of vendors updated on 1-7-2021)