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Mustang Island State Park

17047 TX-361, Port Aransas, TX 78373
+1 361-749-5246
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We set up primitive camp on the beach. The weekend before had been windy so the beach was a bit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
via mobile
Biting flies & churned up surf

Storm Cindy has brought in huge waves, the parking lot is flooded so you have to wade from your car... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathy S
Argyle, Texas, United States
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State Park on Mustang Island that offers the best camping in the area.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“rv sites” (14 reviews)
17047 TX-361, Port Aransas, TX 78373
+1 361-749-5246
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We set up primitive camp on the beach. The weekend before had been windy so the beach was a bit churned up with lots of weeds on the beach. None the less, it was an enjoyable relaxing evening. The park staff was helpful, humorous and...More

Thank planck23
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Storm Cindy has brought in huge waves, the parking lot is flooded so you have to wade from your car to the beach. The small waves come all the way up to the picnic tables. Not sure if water is normally blue, buts it's brown...More

1  Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really nice beach. Not many shells on the beach this time. A large amount of broken sand dollars. Was really a nice beach. Not extremely crowded.

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good access and parking. Wasn't expecting to pay $5 per person as most parks/beaches charge per vehicle, but... having covered tables with bench seats was nice and worth the $5. Unfortunately for us the water was choppy and the undertow a tad strong as you...More

Thank hlokty918
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed this. Its beautiful and clean. Friendly people. Had a great time in the sun.

Thank bassetlover1119
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dinged it one star for no sewer hook up and no separate walking path to the beach. Yes, it's a big paved lot for RV's-but are you there to go to the beach or hang out in your RV?! For $20/night you get water...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is nothing more than a large concrete parking lot. There is no natural growth. Any shade comes from picnic tables with a canopy built over them. There is no sewers at any of the sites all grey water has to be moved to...More

Thank Linda V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful stretch of beach with golden sands which is easily accessed from Corpus Christi. Would recommend carrying a beach umbrella as there were no shelters if I remember right.

Thank KomalaK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was very clean . Sand was hard enough for my hatch to park and drive around on the beach , trash cans available, restrooms, showers, only limited to your imagination, enjoyed a fire pit I dug out myself and camped right on the...More

Thank Angel E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While none of the beaches in Texas are comparable to the Gulf Shores, Al or Destin, Fl area, this is by far the best beach in Texas and only 4 hours away, close enough for a quick beach get-away all year. We have RV camped...More

Thank nicoleloona
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Denise C
Are you able to park near the water's edge like you can at other beaches in the area? We like to back our SUV up to the water so the kids have a sort of base station and a bit of shade, is there a specific place at the park we can do this?
21 June 2017|
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Response from Lisa H | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can but there are no hook ups-they call it their primitive camping area and you'll see everything from tents to cars to RV's! You can have campfires on the beach, too! Not at the RV park 👍🏻
If we are camping for two nights, can we leave our tent up the whole time with some belongings or will be they get stolen?
20 June 2017|
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Response from Carpediemsollasollew | Reviewed this property |
We stayed there for over a week. There were several groups tent camping while we were there. Belongings such as chairs, coolers, etc. were even left outside by picnic tables. No one complained of anything being stolen. The... More
As far as transportation goes what's the best way to get around from the Holiday Inn to the state park or restaurants? It doesn't appear that you can get a water view and be in walking distance to restaurants at the same time..
4 May 2017|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
There doesn't seem to be much public transit, at least during February. That leaves walking and driving. As to ocean views, I can't say. We were at a multi-day function at the Best Western. It is 3 blocks from the beach... More