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Address: 7300 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7712
Phone Number: +1 956-761-3704
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Hikers and bird watchers will love the park's Laguna Madre Nature Trail,...

Hikers and bird watchers will love the park's Laguna Madre Nature Trail, while windsurfers head for the bay side. The park also has playgrounds and picnic pavilions.

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Nice beach

I was only on the island for one rainy stormy afternoon. I thought I should at least check out the beach. Parking is $10 and the park has full facilities. I'll be back when the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
TaylorPettit
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Van Buren, Missouri
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Berthoud, Colorado
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Water was great, waves were good. Not crowded and clean ! Good surf fishing too. Shelling was good, firm sand for walking.

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Thank jamanderson01
Van Buren, Missouri
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115 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I was only on the island for one rainy stormy afternoon. I thought I should at least check out the beach. Parking is $10 and the park has full facilities. I'll be back when the weather is nicer. There were literally a ton of dead fish on the beach the day I was there , not sure what that's all... More 

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Thank TaylorPettit
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The beach and park area were very clean. Loved doing my yoga at sunset. Would return here if I have the opportunity.

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Thank Marcella F
San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

First of all, the beach itself was beautiful! Maybe our expectations were a bit unrealistic for the end of April, but it was very crowded. 3-4 rows of umbrellas/chairs/tents do not make for a relaxing beach experience. Some people were also blaring music which is not really what I'm looking for on a beach. I'm sure it's great fun if... More 

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Mercedes, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

During My recent stay at Andy Bowie Park My stay was excellent with minimal inconvenience. Showers were clean and working properly and best of all it was a Beautiful stay. Loved it would recommend to all travelers seeking peace and tranquility..

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

We camped at this beachfront park just last week but we weren't able to get a site with hookups so we joined three other dry campers in the public parking lot! I thought $15 was a bit much to pay to park in an asphalt parking lot with no amenities, but hey, it's the beach!! And they did leave the... More 

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Thank tulajane
texas
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Be aware the cost per car. Restroom and clean water available. it has a place for kids. I enjoyed it. We walked from our hotel.

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1 Thank pamelaTexas
San Antonio, Texas
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721 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

White powdery sand, pristine dunes and miles of seashore . . . want to get away from the crowded beaches next to the hotels? Gear up with plenty of ice and cold drinks,sandwiches and munchies, sunscreen, lounge chairs, kites, tunes, lawn darts etc., and a sun shade structure (we always take a tarp that we rope to the SUV, anchored... More 

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Duncanville
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Not any better beach access than most others. Probably some more parking but still a fair walk. The so-called amenities are not worth the $5. Keep your money and still enjoy the beach. Alex M Duncanville

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Austin
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

We came here because I thought having a beach with bathrooms would be a great feature with kids. The beach by the hotel we stayed at didn't have bathrooms or showers. Some reviews mentioned a concession stand so I thought that would be good too- wouldn't have to pack a lunch. WRONG! There's no concession stand- or should I say,... More 

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