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Meeehhh, very underwhelming

I am from Corpus Christi so I'm used to living in a coastal city so i just expected more. The road... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
adriana s
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Awesome beach

Weather permitting and the way the sand on shoreline is you can drive south on the beach... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Burbank, Illinois
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State park comprised of more than 1,055 acres offering a variety of outdoor recreation on its land and adjacent beaches of Del Mar and Boca Chica, including swimming, birding, camping, fishing and surfing.
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“south end” (3 reviews)
Brownsville, TX
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am from Corpus Christi so I'm used to living in a coastal city so i just expected more. The road goes around in a ciecle about a mile and half with two parking areas for a stop on the jetties. And two parking areas...More

1  Thank adriana s
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Weather permitting and the way the sand on shoreline is you can drive south on the beach approximately 3 miles to were the Rio Grand River enters the golf.

Thank tomshav41
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place is a little hard to get too but well worth the effort. It can be crowded on the weekend. I like going here doing the week when their is almost no one out there. It's like having a beach to yourself. The beach...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were exploring, saw the signs and headed to the park. Beautifully maintained ...a real gem. Kiddos had a great time ..from the little ones on up.

1  Thank crino402
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a gem. It cost nothing the beach was great there are no facilities so bring a chair, a book or just stare out at the Gulf and the birds. You can walk to the mouth of the Rio Grand

2  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

HAPPY NEW YEARS! I lived in South Texas for 21 years and never did come to the very tip of Texas. To the Right is the USA/MEXICO BOARDER. BOCA Chica doesn't have very many visitors at one time. We ran into maybe 10 people. There...More

4  Thank 671perlan
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The redeeming feature of Boca Chica Beach is that it is only a beach--no vendors, no services--just sand and water. We visited the beach a couple of days ago--there were several folks enjoying the sand and surf. The road to the beach is a bit...More

1  Thank 10RogerTheLodger10
Reviewed 2 February 2017

There are no facilities or concessions at this beach but don't let that stop you from coming to enjoy the beauty of nature at it's finest. Most days there are very few people there and it's very relaxing to just sit there and soak up...More

Thank sjl330
Reviewed 27 January 2017

There are much better beaches in the area. A lot of trash. Most of the shells everyone talks about are small or broken. If you want to find large, thick clam shells go to the northern end of South Padre. Drive until the road ends.

2  Thank Robin S
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Took a drive to Boca Chica State Park and while the drive there was a bit of a hike ( 20 + miles) from Brownsville and pretty boring we found the beach to rather nice and not crowded at all. The beach itself is a...More

1  Thank Pat M
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Can you put a kayak in at south bay in boca chica?
16 June 2017|
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Response from 10RogerTheLodger10 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the wind a waves I 'spose----it would have been quite a challenge the day that I visited Boca---like white water rafting!
is this place safe? was told there is a high crime rate in Brownsville.
13 February 2017|
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Response from Pat M | Reviewed this property |
There were others there walking dogs or strolling the beach and at no time did we feel unsafe.