McGee Beach

White sand beach
Shoreline @ Buford @ Holiday Inn, Corpus Christi, TX 78404, USA (184 miles from Houston, TX)
Water quality

Beach amenities

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

About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Not accessible for the handicapped on 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
Download FREE PDF map and directions

McGee Beach videos

McGee beach shoreline
Short beach vid by Mr Gaf
McGee beach front
Another short video of the beachfront, by elibutton

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast
Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Corpus Christi, Texas Shoreline @ Buford @ Holiday Inn, Corpus Christi, TX 78404, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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McGee Beach reviews and photos
Photos and descriptions belong to their authors
McGee Beach photo by Angel
May 13, 2019
Beautiful Water πŸ’™πŸ˜Š
McGee Beach photo by CC Blissbox
December 13, 2018
CC Blissbox
Our Corpus πŸ’•
McGee Beach photo by Kelli Huff
September 1, 2018
Kelli Huff
When in Corpus... 🌊
McGee Beach photo by Nadia Ford
September 20, 2018
Nadia Ford
McGee Beach photo by Tony Stark
December 22, 2018
Tony Stark
South Texas has a perfect weather in December
McGee Beach photo by Christine Amaro
November 24, 2018
Christine Amaro
Sunny & 74 degrees🌀 Beautiful day on the bay front
McGee Beach photo by Karla Diaz
July 7, 2018
Karla Diaz
Dog mom.🐾
McGee Beach photo by MyTxTravels&Adventures
May 11, 2019
McGee Beach in Corpus Christi, Tx.
McGee Beach photo by It
November 2, 2018
This is OUR HOME. That's why.
McGee Beach photo by Rachel Halpin
March 12, 2019
Rachel Halpin
CORPUS CHRISTI #beach #cctx #springbreak2019
McGee Beach photo by Angie Flores TEXAS
April 26, 2019
Angie Flores TEXAS
chasing seagulls at the #watersedge in #corpuschristi #mcgeebeachcorpuschristi
McGee Beach photo by Nate Vancil
March 23, 2019
Nate Vancil
Happy Saturday from The Vancilwoods! Carpe diem dweebs!
McGee Beach photo by Desiree
November 26, 2018
i want to live by the ocean
McGee Beach photo by Wanessa Bathke Carvalho
December 22, 2018
Wanessa Bathke Carvalho
Perfect winter day πŸ’™