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Address: Brownsville, TX

State park comprised of more than 1,055 acres offering a variety of outdoor...

State park comprised of more than 1,055 acres offering a variety of outdoor recreation on its land and adjacent beaches of Del Mar and Boca Chica, including swimming, birding, camping, fishing and surfing.

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Boca Chica State Park is a stretch of beach along the Gulf of Mexico about 22 miles east of Brownsville Texas. There are no facilities or improvements. Many people go there to... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2016
Bigart T
Falls City, Nebraska
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Falls City, Nebraska
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

Boca Chica State Park is a stretch of beach along the Gulf of Mexico about 22 miles east of Brownsville Texas. There are no facilities or improvements. Many people go there to hunt for shells, fish, picnic and sit in the sun in the wintertime. I have only been there in the winter and the water is too cold for... More 

1 Thank Bigart T
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64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

driving is permissible on the beach, don't get caught by the tide. SpaceX is building a facility there, so some access may be restricted soon. Really big waves when the wind is up.

1 Thank Ken F
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Saw a map listing for this state park and decided to check it out. It is a beach on the gulf coast and that is pretty much it. It was very uncrowded (we were there at the end of the January), but there are not bathrooms or other facilities. We were there to see birds and there were not many... More 

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Austin, Texas
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63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

This was a great beach. There were hardly any people on it...just a few fishermen. We first drove in the beach about a mile to the mouth of the Rio Grande to see where the river enters the gulf. This is the boarder with Mexico so if you are into boarders it is fun the see. There were a couple... More 

1 Thank steve7124
Longview, Washington
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights and loved every minute of my mini boondock. Quiet, private and relaxing would punctuate my stay. Say yes to great temperatures, yes to free security by BP and yes to powdery sand.

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

I was a little worried there would be a lot of people here. Hardly a soul. Very little trash that I saw. Beautiful warm water, many small shells. Very happy to have found this beautiful place of nature. I hope to return here soon

Thank Joy K
Brownsville, Texas
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106 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We drove from the entrance up to the jetty on labor day weekend and it was not crowded like it can get on South Padre Island.

Thank Brian A
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

It's a beautiful beach with lots of shells. But it's so sad that people leave trash and no one monitors it to pick it up.. please clean it

1 Thank gilbert a
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Definitely worth the drive! This beach has everything that South Padre Island has, except the crowds. And, the cost was completely free. Also, cars back right up to the water, so the occasional traffic is behind the car, not between the beach and the car, as on S. Padre Island. We had neighbors, but they were far enough away to... More 

2 Thank Jody B
Round Rock, Texas
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Wonderful natural beach with car access and lots of room for everybody - families, fishing guys, dogs, quads..

Thank Lady2407

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