Corpus Christi’s beautiful beaches are the heart and soul of the Texas Gulf Region. The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department cares for two bayfront beaches and designated stretches of beaches along our Gulf Coast.
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Corpus Christi’s beaches are some of our most vibrant natural resources that you’ll want to explore for yourself!
The Bayfront beaches (North Beach and McGee Beach) are nationally recognized as among the best-restored beaches in the country by ASBPA in 2010 and 2012.
McGee Beach - Located downtown on Shoreline Blvd. along the seawall on Corpus Christi Bay, it is walking distance from McCaughan Park, hotels, restaurants, a marina, museums of art, history, and science, as well as near entertainment and sports venues, including the convention center. Learn more about McGee Beach.
North Beach – Located just a short drive over the Harbor Bridge where you can enjoy a relaxed beach vibe—stroll the Beachwalk promenade, lounge under a cabana, enjoy local seafood, board a historic aircraft carrier and explore the award-winning Texas State Aquarium. Learn more about North Beach.
Our Gulf of Mexico beaches on Mustang Island and North Padre Island offer endless recreational opportunities for visitors and locals. Swim in the warm waters, build a stunning sandcastle or simply relax with your toes in the sun-kissed sand and breath in the salty fresh air—ah!
Did You Know? Our beaches seasonally have large amounts of seaweed wash ashore. Seaweed, a natural part of our ecosystem, is a good thing! It provides food for birds, turtles, and marine life. Seaweed also helps form our protective dunes and breaks down into rich nutrients for our beautiful beaches. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these seasonal occurrences.
VIDEO - Free in CC - Walk Along North Beach Beachwalk (October 12, 2017)
VIDEO - 2018 Beach Parking Permits to Enjoy the Sand and Surf (January 31, 2018)
BEACH OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: (361) 826-3469
LOCATIONS & MAPS FOR AREA BEACHES
North Beach access by Surfside Blvd., CC, TX 78402
McGee Beach access by 222 S. Shoreline Blvd., CC, TX 78401
Mustang Island Beaches access by Zahn Rd., CC, TX 78418
Padre Island Beaches access by Park Road 22, CC, TX 78418
HELPFUL INFORMATION & RESOURCES
- Beach Parking Permits
- Gulf Beach Condition Warning Systems - Slideshow
- Rip Current Forecast
- Rip Current Survival Guide - NOAA Video
- Break the Grip of the Rip - NOAA Video
- Break the Grip of the Rip - NOAA Fact Sheet
- Beach Rules
- All-Terrain Wheelchair Accommodation Video
- Sand and Shoreline Maintenance Practices