“If you love camping on the beach, swimming in the ocean, or hours of fishing in the sunshine, then one of our parks is the place for you!”

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Padre Balli Park is located on Padre Island. Padre Island is beachfront park providing beach access for gulf waters and beachfront activities, recreational vehicle and camping access. 361-949-8121

Briscoe King Pavilion is available for daily public rental for gatherings. The facility has water, power, barbeque pits, and restrooms and is served by a paved parking area.

Padre Balli Park

Briscoe King Pavilion

Padre Island

Padre Island

Nueces County is located along the Gulf Coast in South Texas. The Coastal Parks currently operates two main camp grounds - the Padre Balli Park and the I.B. Magee Beach Park.

South Texas is a great vacation spot for tourists to escape the winter weather or for a family trip with the kids. We have subtropical and mostly semi-arid climate year round and the beach is especially nice on those hot summer days.

If you love camping on the beach, swimming in the ocean, or hours of fishing in the sunshine, then one of our parks is the place for you!

Nueces County Coastal Parks

Packery Channel Park

Laguna Madre

Packery Channel Nature Park is located on the Laguna Madre. Nature habitat with shoreline parking & two kayak launch areas, nature observation and birding boardwalk and pavilion.

Bob Hall Pier provides access for fishing, bait and tackle for purchase and rent, and concessions for visitors. The pier also helps to generate favorable conditions for surfing year-around.

Bob Hall Pier

Padre Island

I.B Magee Beach Park provides access to gulf waters and jetty activities, recreational vehicles, camping a lighted fishing pier, observation deck and concessions area. 361-749-6117

I.B. Magee Beach Park

Mustang Island

Lighthouse Lakes Parks is a beach park for shoreline fishing, kayak/paddle craft access, hiking/biking, picnic/camping activities & designated paddling trail.

Lighthouse Lakes Park

Aransas Channel

Horace Caldwell Pier

Mustang Island

Horace Caldwell Pier provides access to Gulf for fishing, bait and tackle for purchase and rent, and concessions for visitors.
361-749-5333

Mission Statement

Vision Statements

"To provide a quality recreational experience for both the present and future generations of residents, taxpayers, and visitors through responsible utilization and development of strategic Nueces County assets, the conservation and management of coastal natural resources and compatible public access, and providing for the changing recreational needs by optimizing use

of partnerships and funding opportunities.”


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