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Address: 7300 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7712
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Hikers and bird watchers will love the park's Laguna Madre Nature Trail,...

Hikers and bird watchers will love the park's Laguna Madre Nature Trail, while windsurfers head for the bay side. The park also has playgrounds and picnic pavilions.

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$10 fee. Parking lot and short walk through dunes to the beach. Big beach. Clean. Water much prettier than Corpus Christi and Galveston. Not many beach goers this time of year... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2017
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Hallsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Andy Bowie Park...there is so much to see and do!! Remember the wind is always blowing, so be prepared for that!!

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Hallsville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

$10 fee. Parking lot and short walk through dunes to the beach. Big beach. Clean. Water much prettier than Corpus Christi and Galveston. Not many beach goers this time of year. Older people and some dog walkers.

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Thank sjfulton4
Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Get away from some of the crowd by heading to Andy Bowie Park - our Cameron County pass ($12.50/month for veterans or $25/month otherwise). Restrooms and nice uncrowded beaches were great!

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Berthoud, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Water was great, waves were good. Not crowded and clean ! Good surf fishing too. Shelling was good, firm sand for walking.

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Thank jamanderson01
Van Buren, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I was only on the island for one rainy stormy afternoon. I thought I should at least check out the beach. Parking is $10 and the park has full facilities. I'll be back when the weather is nicer. There were literally a ton of dead fish on the beach the day I was there , not sure what that's all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The beach and park area were very clean. Loved doing my yoga at sunset. Would return here if I have the opportunity.

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Thank Marcella F
San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

First of all, the beach itself was beautiful! Maybe our expectations were a bit unrealistic for the end of April, but it was very crowded. 3-4 rows of umbrellas/chairs/tents do not make for a relaxing beach experience. Some people were also blaring music which is not really what I'm looking for on a beach. I'm sure it's great fun if... More 

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Mercedes, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

During My recent stay at Andy Bowie Park My stay was excellent with minimal inconvenience. Showers were clean and working properly and best of all it was a Beautiful stay. Loved it would recommend to all travelers seeking peace and tranquility..

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

We camped at this beachfront park just last week but we weren't able to get a site with hookups so we joined three other dry campers in the public parking lot! I thought $15 was a bit much to pay to park in an asphalt parking lot with no amenities, but hey, it's the beach!! And they did leave the... More 

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texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Be aware the cost per car. Restroom and clean water available. it has a place for kids. I enjoyed it. We walked from our hotel.

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