Mustang Island Beaches - South

Corpus Christi, Texas (Nueces County)

Last Updated: 07/18/2021
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Highlight: Mustang Island Beaches - South
An attraction for Corpus Christi locals, the beaches along the southern portion of Mustang Island provide a convenient day getaway for residents and overflow accessibility from Mustang Island State Park when the park is at capacity. This short but well maintained stretch of navigable beach offers travelers a less crowed experience compared to the primary Mustang Island Beaches but the safety of proximity to civilization compared to Padre Island National Seashore.


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1. The Bollards (0 mi)
Bollards along the northern section of the route delineate the free vs. paid sections of Mustang Island State Park.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Corpus Christi

From Corpus Christi, take the John F Kennedy Memorial Causeway (358) across the intracoastal waterway. Upon entering Padre Island, follow Park Road 22 for 0.4 miles to 361. Turn left (north) then proceed across the bridge onto Mustang Island and either: a) 1 mile north to Zahn Road or b) 2 miles north to Newport Pass Road or c) 3 miles north to Access Road 3.


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John-Paul Clark

Mapping Crew - Texas

JP began his off-road adventures as a "Toyota guy", then later crossed the dark side when he bought a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Describing himself as a 'heavy overlander / moderate crawler', he enjoys everything from long beach runs, to the mountains of Colorado, to the rocks of Moab.
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