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Horseback Riding

Fires on Corpus Christi beaches are allowed, but not with construction lumber.




Landrum joins in with his students as they make “pancakes” to form the castle’s tower. Photo by JoAnna Kopp


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Golden, windswept beaches are an attraction in their own right with little needed but a pair of sandals and a gorgeous sunset. The things to do at the beach in Corpus Christi put the icing on the vacation cake. Whether skimboarding or boogie boarding, surfing or parasailing, the waves of Corpus Christi beaches beckon with fun in the sun.
Those who would prefer to stay relatively dry can go beachcombing, play a game of beach volleyball or football, build a sandcastle, or toss a kite to the whims of the wind. This guide will help you find your way across the best beaches of Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend.
Carefree days at the beach are truly free of care when you're not lugging gear. So rest easy: Beach rentals in Corpus Christi have got you covered. Surfboard and boogie board rentals abound, especially in the more popular beaches. You can even find beach buggy rentals and floating wheelchairs that trek over sand and float in the water.
Flying kites on the beach is an art form, or so say those who have mastered it. Learn a few high-flying tips and tricks in our kite-flying story on how to catch the perfect breeze along the coastal beaches of Mustang and Padre islands, J.P. Luby Beach, White Cap, Magee, and more.
Surf fishing and pier fishing draw thousands of anglers year-round who pull in everything from Spanish mackerel to kingfish, trout, and even sharks (see our story on a 14-foot hammerhead shark caught in July 2018). We have the insight on fishing guides; the best fishing by pier, shore, and bay; crab fishing; and fishing the Laguna Madre.
Head to J.P. Luby Beach for some of the most action-packed beach activities. Join in a pick-up game of volleyball or even sand football and soccer. When the water beckons, it's time to hit the waves with boards, balls, and personal watercraft. Surfboard rentals are easy to find at J.P. Luby and around the landmark Bob Hall Pier.
Nature lovers are in luck at the Corpus Christi beaches with plenty of opportunities to find collectible shells, sand dollars, and colorful exotic sea beans at places such as Natural Beach. You can slip up quietly to watch nesting sea turtles at Padre Island National Seashore and build a bonfire on Padre Balli Beach after surf fishing for your dinner.
Whether you're dreaming of frolicking fun or windswept walks at sunset, Corpus Christi offers plenty of things to do at the beach. Pick your day and start your play – the best beaches in Texas await you.