McGee Beach

White sand beach
402 S Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401, USA
183 miles from Houston, TX
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • PlaygroundKids will have fun!
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Not accessible for wheelchairs.

Watch out – there can be jellyfish in the water.

McGee Beach lies within a short distance of downtown Corpus Christi on the Corpus Christi Bay and offers its numerous visitors enjoyable stay with beautiful views and great swimming in calm and clear water, without strong waves and excessive seaweed, comfortable for children as well as adult swimmers.

The location is very convenient and easy to access; free parking, all necessary facilities, and different types of rentals are nearby. The beach is well-maintained and features clean, manicured sand for relaxing barefooted walks and some sunbathing. If you like fishing or want to try it, you’ll duly appreciate the jetty!

Easy Access and Free Parking

The beach is open 24 hours a day throughout the whole year. There are no entrance fees. In contrast to many other beaches in the area, here, you can’t drive on the beach and park directly on the sand, but the plus is that no parking permits are required. There is plentiful parking and all of it is free of charge. You can occupy a spot either along Shoreline Boulevard or in the parking lot near the beach.

Proximity to Facilities

McGee Beach is very good for families with children since all necessary facilities are either on-site or in the area nearby. There are public restrooms and showers. The beach is very close to downtown Corpus Christi (the closest one to its huge hotels with numerous tourists), which means it won’t take much time and effort to reach all kinds of restaurants, stores, and accommodation after your long day at the beach.

If you need some beach equipment, like sunbeds or umbrellas, you don’t have to bring everything with you – there are rental services at the beach.

Calm Swimming

McGee Beach is located not on the gulf but on the Corpus Christi Bay and therefore offers very calm, laid back swimming, without the necessity to fight big waves, which is just perfect for kids and those who are not very good swimmers. Probably surfers will be disappointed, but if you’re planning a traditional sunbathing-and-swimming session, this is a place of choice for you!

Other Activities

There is a modern playground for children. The wide sidewalk is good for biking, skateboarding, or lounging out.

Driving time

  • 2 hours from San Antonio, TX
  • 3 hours from Austin, TX
  • 3 hours from Houston, TX

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near McGee Beach which you can visit:

Beach reviewed by:
Phil R.
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Visitor questions:

Question: Can u put up a tent and stay overnight?
Asked by Audra almost 2 years ago
Answer: There is no information about overnight camping being prohibited on McGee Beach. However, we wouldn't recommend you doing this since there are too many homeless people that stay there at night.
Question: Is there tent camping at this beach with electricity?
Asked by Ashley about 2 years ago
Answer: There are only shade tent rentals on McGee Beach but there is no tent camping with electricity. That's a pity!
Question: Is there a fishing pier close by?
Asked by Penny almost 3 years ago
Answer: There are no fishing piers on McGee Beach. The nearest fishing pier is located in Cole Park that is less than a mile south of McGee Beach. The trip will take you about 15 minutes on foot or 4 minutes by car. Do a little fishing this weekend!

McGee Beach videos

McGee beach front
A fascinating video of the beachfront
McGee beach shoreline
A wonderful video of the beach

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Corpus Christi, Texas 402 S Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: December 2, 2019