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Andy Bowie Park

7300 Park Rd 100 N, South Padre Island, TX 78597
+1 956-761-3704
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First beach access north of town

Pay a $10 entry fee and you have access to the parking lot, picnic areas, bathrooms, showers, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bart S
nice

this park was nice, your typical park. we didn't take in any of the amenities, just the wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
eas121282
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Montgomery, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“beach access” (29 reviews)
“wheel drive” (17 reviews)
“nude beach” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
7300 Park Rd 100 N, South Padre Island, TX 78597
CONTACT
+1 956-761-3704
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"beach access"
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"wheel drive"
in 17 reviews
"nude beach"
in 4 reviews
"deep sand"
in 4 reviews
"paved road"
in 3 reviews
"approximately miles"
in 3 reviews
"fun driving"
in 4 reviews
"high tide"
in 5 reviews
"great beach"
in 10 reviews
"shell hunting"
in 3 reviews
"county park"
in 8 reviews
"the north end"
in 9 reviews
"clean water"
in 3 reviews
"kids running"
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"plastic bag"
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"drove down"
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"corpus christi"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pay a $10 entry fee and you have access to the parking lot, picnic areas, bathrooms, showers, and an outdoor shower to wash off after a day at the beach. There is a lifeguard stationed at the beach entry access for safety. Drawbacks are it...More

1  Thank Bart S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this park was nice, your typical park. we didn't take in any of the amenities, just the wonderful , scenic beach.

Thank eas121282
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over 2 days I visited county beach access #5 which has restrooms, showers and drinking water, and #6. Favorite hands down was access #6 which is more primitive-no facilities. Pay $12 charge which gives you all day access until 11pm at #2,#5 and #6. Like...More

Thank Swede55
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We used this beach access to drive our jeep right onto the beach. We headed to nearly the end of the island and there was no one in site all day. The beach patrols do come by occasionally but they just wave and keep on...More

1  Thank AnnaLarghe
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

You can get to this beach through any of the access. We went into access 6. I'm not sure if there is a 7 or more because the sand began to cover the highway and I didn't take the chance to keep driving. The beach...More

1  Thank flipmexi17
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Nice park, fortunately the spring breakers didn't get to mess it up. Although the surf was rough and tides high to limited access to beach when we were there.

Thank Sharon V
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Well worth the $10 ($5 for military) to spend the day on the beach! Bring a cooler, bbq, lunch and have lots of fun! We flew our kite, had a picnic and found TONS of shells!

Thank Donna R
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This beach park, on the north end of SPI is a great location to access an uncrowded section of the beach.

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This was a nice place to have access to after a day at the beach. Happy to have use of these facilities!

Thank mspgray
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We did not camp here we just parked for the 10 dollar fee and enjoyed the easy beach access. Restroom also right by parking area

Thank mfolsom
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TargetGirl1972
5 August 2017|
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Response from hpresas | Reviewed this property |
if you go past andy bowie, you will go to the beach access entrances 12$ to get in, primitive camping
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