Padre Balli Park Beach

Sandy beach
Padre Balli Park, 15820 Park Rd 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418, USA (188 miles from Houston, TX)
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • Changing roomsDressing rooms on the beach
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby

About this beach

Warnings and hazards

The road to the campground is far from perfect, there may be pot holes and crumbling asphalt, so be careful.

Padre Balli Park is located on a nice, clean, and safe beach spot between Port Aransas and Corpus Christi. It’s one of the most popular beach parks in the area, which offers satisfactory conditions to RV travelers and convenient proximity to a beach with a fishing pier, good restaurants, and well-maintained facilities. There is also a free beach parking lot, or you may choose to park directly on the sand, which requires a $12 / year permit.

The beach is great for swimming, sunbathing, shelling, walking, or just sitting in front of the waves and enjoying the sunshine. Apart from that, many visitors fly kites and walk their dogs. There is an opportunity to take a horse and have a ride along the seashore. Moreover, this is one of the best places for low-price fishing; the pier is popular with local as well as out-of-town fishermen and features quite a small entrance fee.

Access and Parking

The area offers various parking opportunities. There’s a free parking lot very close to the beach, just about 200 yards to the ocean, which is very convenient since you won’t have to pull food packs and beach equipment far away on a hot summer day. Moreover, you can drive past the parking lot and stop directly on the beach. Parking on the sand is more plentiful and requires a pass, which costs $12 and is valid throughout the tear. You can buy a pass at various places on your way to the beach or at the visitor center.

Ambiance and Visitors

The beach is clean and well-maintained, has a pier and such facilities as lavatories and showers, which are fairly clean as well. There are some good restaurants and snack bars in the area, including the pier. If you want to have a picnic, you’ll be happy to discover nice shaded cabanas and picnic tables. The swimming conditions are good, the water is warm and clean, and you can go pretty far out before you reach deeper areas. There is some seaweed but you won’t encounter many jellyfish, which is a big plus.

Padre Balli Park Beach visitors are quite diverse and come from different areas. You will see families with children as well as companies of youngsters, but, overall, the beach is safe and well patrolled by the police. There are few visitors on weekdays and much more – on weekends.

RV Park

Padre Balli Park is a very decent camping spot, offering various conditions depending on your budget. There are spacious sites with electric and water hookups but, unfortunately, without sewer connections. They’re clean and well-maintained, equipped with picnic tables. The place is quiet and the people are usually nice.

In Padre Balli Park, they offer laundry and bathing facilities behind a code lock so that random beachgoers can’t go in. The facilities are cleaned up every day and include sinks with large mirrors, restrooms, and showers with hot water, good pressure, and dressing areas to keep your clothes dry.

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Padre Balli Park Beach videos

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Beach ride by and Pier walk by Bill Noneya
Visiting Padre Bali Park in Texas
Great video by Sandra & John

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Corpus Christi, Texas Padre Balli Park, 15820 Park Rd 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Padre Balli Park Beach reviews and photos
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Padre Balli Park Beach photo by Melissa 🌴 Hinojosa
April 7, 2019
Melissa 🌴 Hinojosa
Ahhhhh.... after the rain 😎#corpuschristibeaches #padreisland
Padre Balli Park Beach photo by Hope Benavides
April 27, 2019
Hope Benavides
#happyplace happens to be at marker 237 today 🌀
Padre Balli Park Beach photo by Lauren Schroeter, LMT
April 22, 2019
Lauren Schroeter, LMT
The boys had the day off so we made it a beach day! We even saw a Portuguese Man O’War wash up! The weather was beautiful and of course we stopped by @jointventure361 on the way home to celebrate #EarthDay with some @beyondmeat burgers! 😊🌱🌊
Padre Balli Park Beach photo by IslandLife
December 9, 2018
IslandLife
Beautiful day for power walking. βœŒπŸΌπŸ’œπŸ’ƒπŸŒ΄πŸŒŠ
Padre Balli Park Beach photo by Alyssa Costenbader (Weinhold)
November 28, 2018
Alyssa Costenbader (Weinhold)
If these bright pink skies don’t motivate you to get your ass in gear, I don’t know what will.
Padre Balli Park Beach photo by Alyssa Costenbader (Weinhold)
March 21, 2019
Alyssa Costenbader (Weinhold)
All the motivation I need β˜€οΈ
Padre Balli Park Beach photo by Sheri Woodworth
March 23, 2019
Sheri Woodworth
Good morning Corpus Christi! It's a beautiful morning 🌞
Padre Balli Park Beach photo by Alyssa Costenbader (Weinhold)
January 28, 2019
Alyssa Costenbader (Weinhold)
How many times can I post this same exact picture? It’s good to be home.
Padre Balli Park Beach photo by Karen Mitchell Musick
March 28, 2019
Karen Mitchell Musick
CC, Padre Balli beach
Padre Balli Park Beach photo by KelliπŸ§œπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸŒŠ
May 5, 2019
KelliπŸ§œπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸŒŠ
Sunrise fishing with the mutt
Padre Balli Park Beach photo by Joanna Pitman
May 8, 2019
Joanna Pitman
Flight Padre Balli Park, Padre Island, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA πŸ“·: Canon EOS REBEL T4i
Padre Balli Park Beach photo by Alyssa Costenbader (Weinhold)
April 9, 2019
Alyssa Costenbader (Weinhold)
Just like the days, no two sunrises are ever the same. #riseandgrind #morningrun #sunriserun #beachrun #runningview #seecc #livecc
Padre Balli Park Beach photo by Alyssa Costenbader (Weinhold)
November 12, 2018
Alyssa Costenbader (Weinhold)
Another cool, gloomy day on the coastal bend, but finally one decent enough for a quick morning run. #morningrun #beachrun #runningview #getoutside #seecc
Padre Balli Park Beach photo by KelliπŸ§œπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸŒŠ
May 13, 2019
KelliπŸ§œπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸŒŠ
Ready for some beach days ASAPβ€’ #furmama #beachdog