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Andy Bowie Park

7300 Park Rd 100 N, South Padre Island, TX 78597
+1 956-761-3704
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Tons of shells

You can get to this beach through any of the access. We went into access 6. I'm not sure if there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
flipmexi17
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Needville, Texas
High wind almost full moon surf and tides up.

Nice park, fortunately the spring breakers didn't get to mess it up. Although the surf was rough... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon V
,
Delavan, Wisconsin
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“beach access” (27 reviews)
“wheel drive” (17 reviews)
“nude beach” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
7300 Park Rd 100 N, South Padre Island, TX 78597
CONTACT
+1 956-761-3704
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"beach access"
in 27 reviews
"wheel drive"
in 17 reviews
"nude beach"
in 4 reviews
"deep sand"
in 4 reviews
"paved road"
in 3 reviews
"approximately miles"
in 3 reviews
"fun driving"
in 4 reviews
"high tide"
in 5 reviews
"great beach"
in 10 reviews
"shell hunting"
in 3 reviews
"county park"
in 8 reviews
"the north end"
in 9 reviews
"clean water"
in 3 reviews
"kids running"
in 3 reviews
"corpus christi"
in 4 reviews
"drove down"
in 3 reviews
"gulf of mexico"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get to this beach through any of the access. We went into access 6. I'm not sure if there is a 7 or more because the sand began to cover the highway and I didn't take the chance to keep driving. The beach...More

Thank flipmexi17
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice park, fortunately the spring breakers didn't get to mess it up. Although the surf was rough and tides high to limited access to beach when we were there.

Thank Sharon V
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Well worth the $10 ($5 for military) to spend the day on the beach! Bring a cooler, bbq, lunch and have lots of fun! We flew our kite, had a picnic and found TONS of shells!

Thank Donna R
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This beach park, on the north end of SPI is a great location to access an uncrowded section of the beach.

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This was a nice place to have access to after a day at the beach. Happy to have use of these facilities!

Thank mspgray
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We did not camp here we just parked for the 10 dollar fee and enjoyed the easy beach access. Restroom also right by parking area

Thank mfolsom
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

The last day of our vacation, we drove down to Beach entrance 6. 4 vehicles in the group for a final day at the beach! We parked the vehicles in a U formation of sorts, set up our canopy in the middle and settled in....More

2  Thank kemmy4
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Water is so beautiful on SPI. You can take your car on the beach and drive down the coastline. You can see people fishing and hear the roar of the ocean. You can drive without a four wheel drive but there are areas where you...More

2  Thank mannydelarosa
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome clean beach. Low tides, showers available, parking $10 or you can park at the entrance and walk 10 minutes to the beach. Cool place for Texas.

Thank YolandaManley
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

The website states that the park is open til 8pm on Sunday's. I watched as the older couple cleaning the restrooms ran people out. Literally! The old guy yelled at a lady and said " lady, you need to get out so we can clean!...More

1  Thank I35Gringo
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TargetGirl1972
4 August 2017|
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Response from hpresas | Reviewed this property |
if you go past andy bowie, you will go to the beach access entrances 12$ to get in, primitive camping
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