There are so many absolutely amazing beachfront spots in Corpus Christi, it’s honestly pretty hard to choose which one you want to spend your day at! The Padre Island Seawall Beach allows guests to walk and jog comfortably; Padre Island National Seashore provides the best wildlife viewing opportunities; Bob Hall Pier gives expansive beach acreage and some of the best deep water fishing; Whitecap Beach is famous for its untouched sand dunes; and North Beach has the history of the USS Lexington, city skyline, and unending ocean views to boot.
There are several access points around the city, and some even say that these are the best on the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy the white gulf sand and emerald green waters as you choose where you would like to swim and sunbathe, enjoy gentle waves or search for offshore wind for surfing. Enjoy the various fishing opportunities at the piers or head to any kayak or equipment shack to get all your essential SUP, wake board, or snorkeling gear for the day. Most of these beaches have plenty of seafood shacks and eateries within walking distance as well, if you need a mid morning energy booster!
We recommend your group either go to North Beach or Padre Island National Seashore for a few different reasons. North Beach will be a little more crowded than some of the others mentioned, but it also provides some of the widest range of activities and scenery than the rest. Here you can explore the USS Lexington, be steps away from the Texas Aquarium, enjoy beachfront cabanas against the city backdrop, and still enjoy all the natural sandy scenic views you would at any other Gulf beach. Padre Island National Seashore, on the other hand, is more tranquil and provides your group with beautiful ocean views and breathtaking wildlife viewing opportunities that no other beach can offer. Here you can bird-watch the over 500 species of local birds, watch baby turtles journey across the sand, and even spot a few dolphins. This beach has a scenic grass way trail, off-road options, ranger led education programs, and is the largest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world with 130,000 dune, grass, and beach-filled acres.