Mustang Island State Park, Port Aransas

Mustang Island is a barrier island on the Gulf Coast of Texas in the United States. The island is 18 miles (29 km) long, stretching from Corpus Christi to Port Aransas. The island is oriented generally northeast-southwest, with the Gulf of Mexico on the east and south, and Corpus Christi Bay on the north and west. The island's southern end connects by roadway to Padre Island. At the northern end of the island is Port Aransas, beyond which is San José Island (also known as Saint Joseph Island). The Aransas Channel (also known as the "Aransas Pass"—for which the nearby town on the mainland is named), formed by the separation of Mustang and San José islands, is protected by jetties extending into the gulf from each island.The town of Port Aransas is located at the northern end of the island. Mustang Island State Park encompasses the entire southern third of the island, including 3,954 acres (1,600 ha) and 5 miles (8 km) of beach. The city of Corpus Christi includes the northernmost portion of Padre Island and part of Mustang Island between Port Aransas and the state park.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Beach was not as crowded as we thought it would be.....Automobile access to beach and buggy access... Not to hot this weekend..... All local lifeguards and security were everywhere and very courteous....  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    We had a great time here. My son who is 5 has never seen the ocean so we took him here for the first time since it is a short driver from Round Rock. We got there around 1030, were able to grab a picn...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    This park was very relaxing. We went on a Monday and it was not crowded at all. Very clean. We really enjoyed it.  more »
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  • May 23, 2017
    The grounds are nice and people did not appear to leave their trash everywhere like at the nearby public beaches. There are sturdy rustic covered picnic tables away from the water that made it easier to prepare and eat lunch. We did not use them but there are several portable bathrooms near the parking lot. Two PVC type pole rinse off showers, at the path to the beach, made it easy to get the sand off the kid before loading up the car. Probably a good idea to have flip flops when standing on the wet ground area rinsing off. We felt the $5 per adult fee was more than reasonable. Just educate the kids not to pick up or play with the jellyfish. ...any of them.
  • June 14, 2017
    Great place, was so nice. It sorta is a pain to drive or walk back and forth but I get why you have to. We were on motorcycles but fortunately I drove my car and could taxi everyone back and forth. If I didn't have my car it would have been a nightmare toting back and forth our supplies because are camp was a long ways from the parking lot. Other than that it was one of the best camps we did on our trip and loved it!
  • May 17, 2017
    Beautiful beach. Family friendly, so please do follow the rules - no alcohol or glass allowed on the beach, respect quite hrs. The water was warm so there were jellyfish in the water and they can sting, we also caught a the beautiful sunset and moon-rise (pics do not do justice). Do check out the Jetty to the North of Mustang beach too.
  • June 5, 2017
    It was really nice! Very clean, and we had a really good time! A really long strip for a day visit, and another separate strip for primitive camping. Clean restrooms and showering available. Worth $5.00 per person!!! Lots of really nice sand dunes!!!
  • July 8, 2017
    My girls and I love going to Mustang Island when we get the opportunity... Plus, it looks like this state park is planning on remodeling showers rooms. Hope it turns out good.

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