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Boca Chica State park

This is a beautiful beach great shelling but no bathrooms very natural area . Best view of the... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Lauren H
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Brownsville, Texas, United States
Fishing delight

One of the great natural areas near Brownsville. Just minutes away from town. You can drive your... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
hpresas
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Brownsville, Texas
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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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Reviewed 23 September 2018

This is a beautiful beach great shelling but no bathrooms very natural area . Best view of the ocean.

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

One of the great natural areas near Brownsville. Just minutes away from town. You can drive your car on the beach but be reasonable a truck or 4x4 would be perfect. Be aware of the tides due to the beach pathway can be non passable....More

1  Thank hpresas
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Loved, loved this beach!!! Too bad so many careless people leave their trash behind, but we just looked for a secluded area that was a bit cleaner and we really enjoyed it. The water was clear and warm, couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing...More

1  Thank Gabriela S
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Probably my favorite beach by far! Not a ton of people, shells everywhere and crystal clear water. Although there is tons of trash all over the beach it’s not full of seaweed and stink.

1  Thank Stacey E
Reviewed 28 May 2018

When you're in the mood for a simple beach away from the crowds of South Padre Island, this is it. But be aware that there are no bathrooms or other services available here at this beach. You can walk or drive this beach and hardly...More

8  Thank Rich A
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Very interesting trip 17 miles with a lot of historic markers, space X is right before the beach and the boarder wall on the way

1  Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 29 April 2018

best place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the world...bring a trash bag and help collect trash... save the world!

3  Thank blackcadillacs
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is a very remote area, but a fun place to visit. It is about a 30 minute drive from central Brownsville. The beach is not as clean as South Padre Island, but it is never very crowded. It you go all the way to...More

3  Thank Harvey H
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Enjoyed seeing where the rio grande enter the sea. Beautiful shore with lots of shells. Feel like this stretch needs some friends to clear away the trash that washes ashore.

Thank janice r
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

It's very pretty here as you look out on the ocean. You can drive on the beach, and we did see others picnicking and camping. It was cool to see where Rio Grande spills into the ocean...and to know Mexico is on the other side....More

Thank Janet C
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Response from Joyce B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can...I saw a lot of dogs in the beach
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Sunsetbaby418
24 June 2018|
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Response from Joyce B | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. Because you have to go through boarder patrol on the way out of the park I doubt anyone is allowed to stay the night
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renaechloe18
23 May 2018|
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Response from Patrice C | Reviewed this property |
There is tent camping available there and on South Padre Island at the Isla Blanca Park.
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