Boca Chica Beach

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5/5 (1 reviews)
Brownsville, Texas (Cameron County)
Last Updated: 06/15/2021
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Boca Chica Beach offers two unique experiences to visitors willing to make the journey. First; as visitors approach the beach, travelers will be provided up-close views of the SpaceX control center and launch pads. Once on the beach, the southern tip of the beach provides access to the Rio Grande River as it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. So whether you’re in the Brownsville area and looking to fish or merely catch some rays, you’re a space fan and are hoping to get a glimpse of the latest SpaceX rocket, head down to south Texas and check out Boca Chica Beach.

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5/5 (1)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/29/2021

We drove down to Boca Chica / South Padre over the Memorial Day weekend. Heavy rains had brought quite a bit of debris onshore but the route was still passable. We had to do the obligatory stop by SpaceX on the way. Word-to-the-wise... don't put even a single tire on SpaceX property. If you want to grab a photo, pull over across the street from Starbase to do so. While we were visiting we spoke to several locals and learned that the road to Boca Chica beach is often closed within SpaceX does testing and/or launches, so be sure to check calendars to confirm if you can indeed hit the beach as planned.
Trail Review: Boca Chica Beach - John-Paul Clark
Trail Review: Boca Chica Beach - John-Paul Clark
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