Parking, pet restrictions, road access and more info for spring breakers on Corpus Christi beaches

Posted at 5:37 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 18:37:59-05


Spring break means time for some fun and as the weekend nears the Corpus Christi Police Department is stressing safety to make sure everyone has a good time soaking up that sun.

“We have units that are going to be working extra patrol from the hours of 1 pm to 3 am in the morning during spring break,” Captain Kevin Bolles.

Bolles says they’re beefing up security on both the beach and the roads. The goal is to keep drunk drivers off the streets and those on the beach in compliance.

“From Access Road 3 to the Packery Channel down to past Bob Hall Pier on the south side,” said Bolles.

There are also restrictions for spring breakers bringing their furry friends along.

“No dogs allowed on the north side from the Packery Channel to Zahn Rd,” said Bolles.

But you can bring them on the south side, from the Packery Channel down to Bob Hall Pier.

Anyone 21 and older can soak up some sun and some adult beverages.

“If you’re going to serve to minors or over serve someone who’s overly intoxicated to begin with you’re looking at some pretty strong fines,” said Sergeant Nathan Brandley with the Department of Public Safety.

Remember no glass bottles are allowed on the beach.

“We don’t want anybody to step on any broken glass,” said Bolles.

If you plan to stay late you can always build a fire.

“However there are no pallets allowed and the bond fire must be no larger than 3 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft deep,” said Bolles.

And speed limits on the beach will remain at 15 mph, with two-way traffic and beach permits will be required.

“All it comes down to is responsibility,” said Brandley.