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Address: Brownsville, TX
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State park comprised of more than 1,055 acres offering a variety of outdoor...

State park comprised of more than 1,055 acres offering a variety of outdoor recreation on its land and adjacent beaches of Del Mar and Boca Chica, including swimming, birding, camping, fishing and surfing.

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A Real beach--and only a beach

The redeeming feature of Boca Chica Beach is that it is only a beach--no vendors, no services--just sand and water. We visited the beach a couple of days ago--there were several... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
10RogerTheLodger10
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Toronto, Canada
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

HAPPY NEW YEARS! I lived in South Texas for 21 years and never did come to the very tip of Texas. To the Right is the USA/MEXICO BOARDER. BOCA Chica doesn't have very many visitors at one time. We ran into maybe 10 people. There were lots of jelly fish and the currents were strong. We enjoyed the view. We... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The redeeming feature of Boca Chica Beach is that it is only a beach--no vendors, no services--just sand and water. We visited the beach a couple of days ago--there were several folks enjoying the sand and surf. The road to the beach is a bit lumpy in places and under repair, but not really a concern. Like all roads that... More 

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

There are no facilities or concessions at this beach but don't let that stop you from coming to enjoy the beauty of nature at it's finest. Most days there are very few people there and it's very relaxing to just sit there and soak up the sun and enjoy the solitude. It's also nice to drive down the beach in... More 

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Walled Lake, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

There are much better beaches in the area. A lot of trash. Most of the shells everyone talks about are small or broken. If you want to find large, thick clam shells go to the northern end of South Padre. Drive until the road ends.

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Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Took a drive to Boca Chica State Park and while the drive there was a bit of a hike ( 20 + miles) from Brownsville and pretty boring we found the beach to rather nice and not crowded at all. The beach itself is a long stretch of hard packed sand that allows you to drive on it up to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We ended up picking up trash the entire time we were there. We did not like how many vehicles are on the beach either. Many of the drivers do not give the beach goers space to walk.

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New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This could be a beautiful beach if it wasn't for the garbage. We drove for miles to try to find a place to sit that was clean but couldn't find one. There are garbage cans all over this beach but apparently aren't used often. What a shame.

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Platte City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We heard there was a launch pad being built for Rockets to space so we wanted to check it out, and Boca Chica Park was just a little bit farther. We were driving from south padre and it was quite a hike, but it was secluded and peace full and beautiful, well worth the drive.

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Thank junetimallow
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The beach is nice and the view of the Gulf of Mexico is nice. Beach is often trashed though. Still a great place for picnic. Good surf fishing too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the history lesson via a.m. radio on the way. Saw the Space X launch site, too. Drove down to the mouth of the river and chatted with the border patrol officer. Lots of shells, but they were all broken. Nice quiet beach, mostly people fishing.

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