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Old 04-20-2016, 08:17 AM   #1
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Anyone have any nice suggestions for a Beachfront RV spot in Coipus Christi, Tx or that area. Never RV'd there, but I'd be nice to find a spot near the beach where you had amenities and had 'the view.'

Hubby's got some reservations about, sand in the rig.

Any suggestions of great places or tips would be great.

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If you're not too closely tied to having to be near Corpus, then take a look at Surfside Beach which is a small beach side town North of Corpus. There is an RV park right next to the beach which is a great compromise to actually being on the beach.
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Anyone have any nice suggestions for a Beachfront RV spot in Coipus Christi, Tx or that area. Never RV'd there, but I'd be nice to find a spot near the beach where you had amenities and had 'the view.'

Hubby's got some reservations about, sand in the rig.

Any suggestions of great places or tips would be great.

Thx !
We personally enjoyed Port Aransas on the gulf because we could pitch our tent on the beach. All you had to do was go to a local gas station and buy an annual beach parking pass. Should apply to an RV as well. $10, or something along those lines, and you get to park anywhere along miles of beachfront.
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You can stay up to two weeks at a time at Magnolia Beach near Port Lavaca.
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Gulf Waters in Port Aransas is REALLY nice....

Not ON the beach, but you can hear the waves, cement drives and parking areas knock off most of the sand before you get back in, and only a short walk over a boardwalk and you are on MILES of serene beach.
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Padre Balli is a pit. Don't believe the photos on their website. There's not a lick of grass in the RV area, and any grass in the surrounding areas is full of stickers.

This is what it really looks like:





The only "amenities" are a 30-amp electric and water hookup. There are dunes between the parking area and the shore that block the view of the ocean.

Everything in Corpus gets corroded in about 15 minutes because of the salt and the humidity, so showers and laundry are gross and moldy. It's a great location if you want to fish at Bob Hall Pier, but it is decidedly grubby. And I'm not even talking about the used condom I found when I was picking up trash in the dunes beside the walkway to the beach.

Oh, wait. You also get a picnic table that can also be used as a weight bench for pumping iron by a guy whose souvenir t-shirt from Las Vegas says: "DRINK 'TIL SHE'S CUTE. STOP BEFORE THE WEDDING":





But they do have a proactive staff. When some people left their dog loose and went into town for dinner, and the dog was menacing and scaring people, I heard the guy in the office tell the animal control people, ""It bit someone on the face, but it didn't break the skin."

And unrelated to Padre Balli--you didn't mention when you're going. If it's after early/mid May, don't even think about boondocking because it will be too hot; you will have to have air conditioning, including at night. Notice the pop-up trailers have air conditioners.
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I agree with previous poster...not a place to stay unless it is winter.

We stayed for a week at Thankgiving and Christmas, and had to do a load of laundry every 3 days, not because stuff was dirty, but because our towels would NEVER dry out. Even with the A/C running full blast. They got wet from dishwashing and showering, and just hung all over the trailer until they started to smell musty.

Summers would be miserable here. And crowded.

And as far as we are concerned here in Texas, it is now summer. It is already too hot and humid (and flooding!!!) to be outside to enjoy any activities.

He found a condom...I found a rocket propelled grenade. I called 911 because a family was kicking it around on the sand, with young kids, and I told them "its a bomb" and they tried to convince me it was some sort of fishing sinker or something. Port A cops showed up, realized it was more than they could handle, and called in Corpus Christi bomb squad, who roped off 100 yards of beach both ways, and detonated it. No injuries.
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