Beach hopping isn’t always the first thing that springs to mind when thinking about Texas. But with 600 miles of sparkling coastline, dotted with quaint seaside towns, incredible views, and of course soft sand beaches and warm waters, it’s a little slice of beach paradise. One of the States most iconic beach hubs, Corpus Christi is located in the southern region of Texas’s gulf coast and is a mecca for beach-goers and nature lovers alike.
What to do
The city’s main stretch of sand – North Beach – is located right in the heart of town and is home to some of the freshest sea-food joints in Texas. To get away from the hustle and bustle, head to Padre Island National Seashore and behold one of Texas’s natural wonders and the largest remaining natural barrier island in the world. Covering 130,000 acres, this spectacular expanse is home to a variety of wildlife such as birds and sea turtles. Once you’ve had your beach fix, head inland to find a wealth of culture and art galleries. Visit the Art Museum of South Texas that offers a diverse collection of exhibits featuring local and national artists from around the USA.
Where to eat
A favourite of Corpus Christi locals and visitors alike is Yardarm. Located right on the waterfront, the main focus of this quaint restaurant is its freshly caught seafood that is paired expertly with wine, yet red meat or a veggie option is also a possibility.
- Art Museum of South Texas
- The Black Diamond Oyster Bar for seafood feasts
- Kayak fishing at Coastal Bend
- Texas State Aquarium