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Mustang Island State Park

Camping in Corpus Christi, United States

Beach camping area
Beach camping areaRestrooms and showers for campersFishing at nearby Fish Pass jettyRV sites for those wanting off the beachRolling sand dunes line the beach camping areaMustand Island State Park entranceFish pass jetties, great surfing!Nice clear water on this day, great for fishing and swimmingFishing at Fish Pass near the camping areaOutdoor beach showersThe Gulf waters are so clear this day you could snorkel!Mustand Island State ParkShade shelter for beach campingMustand Island State Park camping headquartersEntrance to the beach camping area at Mustand Island

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About this property

Looking for an inexpensive Texas beach trip that's great for surfing, great for SUP, and great for kiteboarding? Mustang Island State Park in Texas offers cheap beach camping right on the sand as well as RV camping. Fish, surf, and play on the beach all day at this family friendly beach camping spot.  Mustang Island State Park has 300 primitive beach campsites with drive up access. These are non-reservable and are located on a 1.5 mile stretch of beach. The cost is only $8/night with up to 8 people per campsite

The park also has 48 campsites with water and electric hookups. These sites are paved and are not directly on the beach but about 75 yards away, separated by sand dunes. There is 50 amp electric service. Cost is $17/night

Activities include camping, day-use, fishing, swimming, hiking and mountain biking on 5 miles of open beach, sunbathing, surfing, SUPing (stand up paddling) kayaking and excellent birding, especially during spring and fall migrations.


  • Budget
  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Outdoor Fire pit
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed


  • Hiking


Period Cost
Per Night $8
Per Week $56
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This property is located near Fish Pass. Fish Pass is comprised of two small rock jetties that bring some order to an otherwise disorderly beach break. The jetties are about 100 yards away from one another creating a small bay in between. There is no longer a pass between the two, just a small picturesque beach. The fishing and surfing can be good here. This area is more remote than the nearby spots and requires a day use fee so the crowds won't be as thick. Expect typical Texas jetty surf, the best side to surf will vary depending on swell and wind direction, sandbar formation and current. On a clear day with light off-shores blowing from the North West this spot can feel worlds away.

This property is also located near Horace Caldwell Pier. A typical Texas fishing pier surf break. Usually mushy and weak, but known to have tubes on occasion. The best side depends on winds and tide. You can paddle out next to the pier, sometimes that helps with the current, but watch for fishing lines. This spot can get good and can hold a big crowd, as there is lots of room to spread out up and down the beach. Strong South East winds followed by a slack wind or better yet, light North West winds can produce some really fun waves. Water gets in the mid 80's in the summer, mid 50's in the winter. You can usually trunk it from March through November.

This property is also located near St. Joe's Island. A very long and lonely paddle across the channel or you have to take the ferry. Can get good, very good, especially when winds are straight out of the South. Not a beginner spot because of the more remote location. Beautiful surroundings, probably looks like most of the Texas coast did 100 years ago.

Surf Type

  • Beach break
  • Short board
  • Longboard
  • SUP
  • Beginner/Learn to Surf
  • Warm water

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Beach camping area

Restrooms and showers for campers

Fishing at nearby Fish Pass jetty

RV sites for those wanting off the beach

Rolling sand dunes line the beach camping area

Mustand Island State Park entrance

Fish pass jetties, great surfing!

Nice clear water on this day, great for fishing and

Fishing at Fish Pass near the camping area

Outdoor beach showers

The Gulf waters are so clear this day you could

Mustand Island State Park

Shade shelter for beach camping

Mustand Island State Park camping headquarters

Entrance to the beach camping area at Mustand Island

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