IB Magee Beach Park

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I. B. Magee Beach Park, 321 N on the Beach, Port Aransas, TX 78373, USA (168 miles from Houston, TX)
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • RV-friendlyRV parking available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • WiFiWireless internet available
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby

About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Sometimes it gets very windy. If you camp next to the dunes, you may get covered in the sand.

The beach is dog-friendly, but don’t forget to leash your pet and pick up after it.

The campground gate and the bathhouse are locked for the night – you’ll need a code.

IB Magee Beach is one of the cleanest easily accessible beaches in Texas, featuring a fishing pier, all the necessary amenities, and an RV park, so it presents a great option for beach camping at a good price in Port Aransas.

It’s located within close proximity to the town, just down the way from the ferry. A really beautiful and relaxing place for families as well as couples and individual visitors. Here, you can stroll along the seashore, fish off the pier, make a bonfire gathering with your friends, or – if you’re a dog owner – take your pet to the beach and have a good time together.

Access and parking

IB Magee Beach Park boasts a perfect location, right in the town, not far from the ferry, so it’s really quick and easy access. There is plenty of parking; moreover, you can park your car right on the beach. Nevertheless, note that overnight parking and camping require a permit.

Eateries and shops

Since the beach is located very close to the town, there are bars, shops, and a variety of restaurants to choose from within walking distance. The places are different, and, depending on your budget and current needs, you can have a quick snack on-the-go or enjoy an excellent meal in a cozy atmosphere – whatever you may want.

Campground

The campground is located behind a lockable gate, so strangers cannot access the area during the hours of darkness. If you want to come or go at night, you should know the gate code. The park offers spacious though not secluded campsites, but if you’re lucky, you can get a really nice spot.

The park amenities include electric and water hookups, coin laundry, a well-maintained and air-conditioned bathhouse with restrooms and hot showers, which are cleaned daily. You can make use of the bathhouse amenities 24 hours straight, but note that you’ll also need a code to access the bathhouse at night. There is also free Wi-Fi, powerful enough for checking mail and surfing the net. If you decide to have lunch in the fresh air, you can use one of the wooden picnic tables with canopies or go make a bonfire on the beach (bonfires are not allowed in the campground area)

The staff are extremely friendly and always ready to help. A year permit for camping costs $12 and allows to camp on the beach from January till December.

On the beach

The sand is white and clean, there are trash cans throughout the area. The water is clear and blue and features no jellyfish. Note that the beach is located on the gulf side of the island, so get ready for bigger waves. Usually, there aren’t many visitors, so there’s enough space for everyone. The most lively spot is located nearby the pier – you can even walk in on a yoga class or a kite contest there. If you want to access the pier, you’ll have to pay a reasonable entrance fee, and then you can stroll over the water, watch the sea life, try fishing or watch other people do that.

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IB Magee Beach Park videos

A view of the IB Magee Campground
Great overview by TexCyn RV Life
IB Magee RV Park walk
A short vid filmed using a mobile phone by Momi YaYa

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Port Aransas, Texas I. B. Magee Beach Park, 321 N on the Beach, Port Aransas, TX 78373, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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IB Magee Beach Park reviews and photos
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IB Magee Beach Park photo by Melissa Smith
March 23, 2019
Melissa Smith
The jetty was so cool! Lots of big waves and the pups did great! And I got to wear my new #roamwild hat! #ibmageebeachpark #jetty #shellsearch #springbreakroadtriptx2019
IB Magee Beach Park photo by Izzy and Cooper
July 13, 2018
Izzy and Cooper
Happy FRIYAY y’all! πŸŒŠπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’™ #godblessamerica
IB Magee Beach Park photo by Lisa P.
July 22, 2018
Lisa P.
What brings you joy? For me it’s being with those I love, the whimsy and adventure of travel, birdnerding, teaching young minds, and the beach! What’s even better? Finding whimsy on one of my favorite beaches in one of my favorite cities in Texas. Port A, baby! Beach fashion is THE only fashion.
IB Magee Beach Park photo by Ryan Fullerton
July 8, 2017
Ryan Fullerton
Beach day with Bella! PCπŸ“·: @hfullerton5
IB Magee Beach Park photo by Gennessa Pagluica
May 28, 2018
Gennessa Pagluica
Love Texas Beaches!
IB Magee Beach Park photo by BAK
January 20, 2017
BAK
Missing the beach. #latergram #texas #gulfcoast #beach #beaches #portaransas
IB Magee Beach Park photo by β˜† madison cobb β˜†
March 24, 2017
β˜† madison cobb β˜†
My aunt and I walked the beach while watching the sun rise and it was possibly one of the best things ever.πŸŒ…
IB Magee Beach Park photo by Hannah Fullerton
May 4, 2017
Hannah Fullerton
She's right at home! @ryan_fullerton42
IB Magee Beach Park photo by Hannah Fullerton
September 26, 2017
Hannah Fullerton
Bella is enjoying being back on the island just as much as I am!
IB Magee Beach Park photo by Sandra Loyo
July 28, 2017
Sandra Loyo
😎🌞🏝
IB Magee Beach Park photo by Kim
May 20, 2017
Kim
Saturday vibes 🌊🎣 #portaransas #texas #gulfofmexico #fishingpier #exploringtexas #beach