Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mustang Island State Park


Description:  This beach is a haven for visitors who want to see the undisturbed version of the Texas Coastline without driving too far from civilization.

Location: Mustang Island is one of the islands that creates a barrier between the Gulf of Mexico and Corpus Christi Bay.  By car it is about 25 miles from downtown Corpus Christi.

Cost:  Entrance fee is $5 for anyone older than age 12.  Camping fees are $10 for a primitive site on the beach (non-reservable), or $20 for a site with water and electric hookups in the campground.

Operating Seasons and Hours: Park gates are open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Visitor Center closes at 5:00 most days.

Official Website: http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mustang-island

Date of Visit: Monday, November 3, 2014

This was the third stop on the third day of the Texas Coastline Road Trip that my husband and I took our kids on in November of 2014. We left Corpus Christi's North Beach, crossed back over the Harbor Bridge, and then drove along the edge of the bay on Ocean Drive.  When Ocean Drive ended we turned south, and got onto Texas highway 358 which took us east to the barrier islands over the John F. Kennedy Memorial Causeway.

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