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Fish the surf at Padre Balli Beach

Padre Balli Beach is known for its surfing, shore fishing and the popular Bob Hall Pier.

Padre Balli Beach is a beloved local landmark known for its surfing, shore fishing and the popular Bob Hall Pier.

Bob Hall Pier is esteemed as a sanctuary for anglers — some even claiming the pier to be the best fishing spot on the Gulf Coast.

The beach includes 54 paved campsites and 12 hardtop areas for tents with electrical and water hookups for the ultimate camping experience. Other conveniences include a bathhouse, cabanas and picnic tables. You also can opt for primitive camping on the beach.

There's s'more at Padre Balli Beach

Don’t forget about the s’mores! Padre Balli Beach is a popular beach for bonfire building. After a full day under the sun, prepare a cozy fire by your campsite. Now you’ll have a place to cook your marshmallows and char your hotdogs, tell scary stories or just watch the driftwood blaze. You will need to bring in your own wood, which cannot include any construction materials. Fires must be doused and covered before leaving the beach.

Wherever you are on Padre Balli Beach, the sight of Bob Hall Pier in the background and the relaxing sound of waves of the beach is sure to keep you in a vacation state of mind.

To find Padre Balli Beach, take Texas 358 from Corpus Christi across the JFK Causeway. Keep going straight until the road ends at Park Road 22. Drive down Park Road 22 until you see the pier.

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