Andy Bowie Park184 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 7300 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-9567613704
- Ticket Price: 5 USD
- Time Required: 08:00 Hrs
- Tags: Beach, Park, Family And Kids
As one reaches this park, one can notice that the beach is about 600 feet from the high tide line separated by a 40 foot sand dune from the RV site. In the beach area, there are 2 pavilions with a concession stand during the peak seasons, with restrooms and showers. They are a bit dated, but one must remember that this is built directly adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico, and Hurricane Alley. The RV park itself is just fine, not meant for people who would like to have something cosy. It’ll meet all of your basic needs and more. One can enjoy lots of breeze and sun. No frills should be expected. It is very clean and maintained to a comfortable level. The park structures are very solid and made to withstand hurricanes of the Gulf. The best attraction would be the clear, warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico at your doorstep. On Fridays and Saturdays, one can see a show of fireworks. You can spend endless hours of shell gathering and you never know what has washed up from day to day, old boats, sea buoys that have seen better days, often to remain there for years before they are swept back into sea.
A perfect place for those who want to enjoy an island but stay away from crowds.
The county park gate pass for your RV stay is also good to enter the 26 mile South Padre Island beach area, included in the RV pass, This will save you the gate cost of $5.00 a day, nice if you like the beach as we do. Its also good at all county attractions including the other county RV park at the south end of the island, Isla Blanca Park.
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- Shrimp Haus Restaurant
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47.67% of people who visit South Padre Island include Andy Bowie Park in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
58.33% of people start their Andy Bowie Park visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 8 Hrs to see Andy Bowie Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Andy Bowie Park
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Andy Bowie Park Reviews & Ratings
Great place to bring the family. The pavilion provides a good place to eat in the shade, without getting sand all over the food, and the jungle gym is a good, fun break from the water. It's actually a great idea to have the kids dry off there, playing, before heading out.
Great day for the beach. Nice and clean. The sand was a little soft some people got stuck. Caught some pompanos but they were too small to keep.
Pros: Quick access to private beach, very secluded and not far from the RVs, the person at the front office was very nice and the shared facilities were clean enough to shower in, nothing to write home about but better than I expected. We also had no problem with the RV hookups: electric, water & sewage. Cons: The RV Park is basically a parking lot. There was a table but no grassy area for each RV. My dogs had a hard time going to the grassy areas surrounding the parking lot because of the amount of stickers. There is a large pavilion but no grilling allowed on it. The path to the beach although not far (40 yards or so) between 11am-5pm is so hot, it feels like you’re walking on coals. It would be amazing if it was boarded all the way to the beach just to save your feet. Overall, we did have a great time and for a couple/family planning to beach it up, this is the perfect spot.
It's the gulf of mexico/beach access. What more to say? My granddaughter made friends while playing in sand and my grandson wouldn't come out of the water : D. Bring plenty of sunscreen, your own shelter & refreshments. There are no amenities here. Oh yeah, had strong waves that day-i was on shore at the waters edge and got splashed hard enough to break the frames on my sunglasses-bring cheap ones and an extra pair. No photos to post right now-was out of space on phone so grandsons dad has them.
Rest rooms are more private. Needs ventilation. Too hot to even be inside. They are clean though. Just too hot