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Boca Chica visit

This is a very remote area, but a fun place to visit. It is about a 30 minute drive from central... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Harvey H
Beautiful place but needs help with trash being washed up on the shore.

Enjoyed seeing where the rio grande enter the sea. Beautiful shore with lots of shells. Feel like... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
janice r
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Madison, Wisconsin
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Brownsville, TX
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"gulf of mexico"
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"virgin beach"
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"nice quiet beach"
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"padre island"
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"ship channel"
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"ice chest"
in 2 reviews
"minute drive"
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"south texas"
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"shells"
in 13 reviews
"mouth"
in 9 reviews
"fishing"
in 13 reviews
"trash"
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"jetties"
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"spi"
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"border"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very remote area, but a fun place to visit. It is about a 30 minute drive from central Brownsville. The beach is not as clean as South Padre Island, but it is never very crowded. It you go all the way to...More

Thank Harvey H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed seeing where the rio grande enter the sea. Beautiful shore with lots of shells. Feel like this stretch needs some friends to clear away the trash that washes ashore.

Thank janice r
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's very pretty here as you look out on the ocean. You can drive on the beach, and we did see others picnicking and camping. It was cool to see where Rio Grande spills into the ocean...and to know Mexico is on the other side....More

Thank Janet C
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

All reviews had said that this was an isolated part of the beach and that it was undiscovered. Well the day we were there it had been discovered. There were people everywhere. Several driving on the beach. I would be afraid to have my children...More

Thank Glenda C
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Great big beautiful beach without much activity. I enjoyed the day looking for shells and watching the sea birds chasing the surf. The only disappointment was the trash that washes up including pill packs!

Thank mspgray
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I do not really go to this beach, but when I do I love it!. It is such a virgin beach compared to the neighboring beaches of South Padre Island and Playa Baghdad. I wonder how the new SpaceX Center will affect it.

1  Thank Jonathan C
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We went fishing on the jetties and it was an awesome day. They have a little store inthere for bait and ice and drinks. It was $10 to get in there. The beach was really clean and there was restrooms and showers which is really...More

2  Thank Adrian R
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The pelicans and people were fishing. You can see for miles...the jetties, the history and Padre Island across the channel.

Thank Patrice C
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We like to get away from the crowds and this was a great place to do it. We also had a small ATV with us and this was a great place to ride it. The wildlife was much better than the beach at SPI. We...More

1  Thank TexYoung
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I am from Corpus Christi so I'm used to living in a coastal city so i just expected more. The road goes around in a ciecle about a mile and half with two parking areas for a stop on the jetties. And two parking areas...More

5  Thank adriana s
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Luis P
4 April 2018|
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Response from Harvey H | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so, but I did not see any signs saying they are forbidden. Would be a super place for ATVs.
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Kevin M
14 January 2018|
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Response from Patrice C | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can drive a truck on the beach.
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LSaints
26 September 2017|
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Response from TexYoung | Reviewed this property |
No fees
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