Description

The South Beach Campground is very similar to North Beach Campground, but it’s south (obvi. ), and runs along the Gulf of Mexico from the end of Closed Beach to Mansfield Channel. All camping in this area is primitive, and open to RV and tent camping. There are no marked sites, so just close your eyes and pick a spot! If you’re looking for facilities, head over to the Malaquite Continue reading...
The South Beach Campground is very similar to North Beach Campground, but it’s south (obvi.), and runs along the Gulf of Mexico from the end of Closed Beach to Mansfield Channel. All camping in this area is primitive, and open to RV and tent camping. There are no marked sites, so just close your eyes and pick a spot! If you’re looking for facilities, head over to the Malaquite Campground. Last but not least, unless there is a fire ban in effect, go wild and light ‘em up! Translation: fires are permitted in barbeque grills or a pit dug in the ground.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
1
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Sewage
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Fishing
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Biking
Boating
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper lindi
lindi
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 15th, 2015

We ADORED this National Seashore.

A couple of friends and I tent camped here over Spring Break. Besides the weather being a little chilly and mostly overcast, we had such a good time.

The primitive camp sites along South Beach are completely free, you just drive down until you see a place to call home for the next few nights and set up camp.

One of my favorite things about this camp site/beach was that it never got crowded the whole time we were there. And even with the people who were there, it was very quiet.

If you are looking for a place to camp on the beach, this is seriously it.

(side note: showers in the visitor center are at subarctic freezing temperatures...)

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Hipcamper emily
emily
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 7th, 2016

Who knew Texas beaches could look like this! Came down from Fort Worth on a whim and fell in love with this place. Malaquite campground was full but no worries, south beach was exactly what I needed.
Easy to drive out and snag a spot even with a non 4WD vehicle ( I have a Nissan cube).
You have a gorgeous front row seat to the ocean no matter where you settle. It can get pretty windy so be sure to secure all your gear, and maybe leave your tent fly off to check out the crazy awesome view of the night sky while you fall asleep to the sound of the waves

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Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew
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April 3rd, 2017

Check the weather and tides.

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April 1st, 2017
Park
Padre Island National Seashore
State
Texas
Phone Number
(361) 949-8069
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
27.415° N, 97.302° W
Free
Tent / RV / Trailer: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)