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MPTJ 03-28-2011 07:57 PM

Jeeps on beaches in Texas
Is it legal to drive on the beaches in Texas? I am going to the beach and do not want to get a ticket.

jeepers29 03-29-2011 12:34 AM

As far as I know , the beach at Mustang Island it is legal. Everytime I have been there, it has been lined with jeeps and trucks. as far as others, I do not know.

DA_RED 03-29-2011 12:37 AM

I go down to Freeport, Clute, Lake Jackson area (about an hour from Houston) and you see tons of Jeeps, trucks, cars etc; pretty much anything to everything on the beaches down here. Especially over by Quintana Park.

And if I remember correctly most of the beaches out here in Texas are legal to drive on. But I haven't been to many, only the one I have mentioned.

PORKY-JK 03-29-2011 08:51 AM

some of the beach at spi is legal, i think i might have read something about paying like 6 dollars or something for a permit, and i know in corpus u can too, i was there i forgot off of what pier and driving on beach.

MPTJ 03-29-2011 01:19 PM

Thanks, The wife and I are going to Soth Padre Island for 4 days and I wanted to be able to drive in the sand where we are secluded and maybe get stuck.

PORKY-JK 03-29-2011 01:43 PM

Ill be in padre myself friday sat and sun. As well... im looking for sum 4x4 action down there too.

MPTJ 03-30-2011 12:53 PM

Cool, if you find anything out about wheeling on ther beach please let me know.

PORKY-JK 03-30-2011 12:57 PM

Will do

PORKY-JK 03-30-2011 09:28 PM

South Padre Island Driving Tips

hey bud heres a link i found online has some gps navagation spots if u have one. tips on wheelin on the beach.

stangmata 03-30-2011 10:20 PM

I've driven on North Padre. Best camping trip I've ever taken.

danieldlg_13 03-31-2011 10:32 AM

I believe all beaches on the coast of Texas are ok to drive on. If they are not, they will usually be marked with a sign or blocked off so vehicles can't drive on it. I've been on Galveston to Mustang Beach and Corpus to South Padre Island. I believe that in SPI, the only places will be on the northern part of the beach... correct me if I'm wrong.

Redjeepmormon 03-31-2011 02:51 PM

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Here's a photo from San Louise pass. It's legal as long as you have a permit. You can buy them at gas stations near the beach.

PORKY-JK 03-31-2011 06:27 PM

Nice pic, im dying slowly. I want to b on the beach already, I'll b there in the evening hours in spi. WHEELING AND FISHING HERE I COME!

JoniSPI 05-29-2011 12:46 PM

I live on South Padre Island. You cannot drive on the beach within the city limits but if one drives north through the town to the county park entrance you can drive all the way north on undeveloped beach, to the jetty at Port Mansfield (about 25 miles). There is a fee for the park and depending on the time of year there may be a trash bag deposit which is refunded upon leaving the beach with the provided trash bag returned full.

It is a beautiful beach with many secluded spots great for fishing, beachcombing, shelling, hunting for sea beans, sandcastle building and any other great beach activities. Check out for deals on rooms. Depending on the time of year you can find lodging for as low as 19.99 a night.

If you decide to visit SPI, please visit some of our great small shops and restaurants, we love our guests and can give you information on what is happening while you are here.

So come on down, have a great time exploring our beaches in your Jeep, respect our dunes and always remember to unlitter! Welcome to SPI!!


Mejauregui 01-31-2016 09:01 PM

Anyone know if there are places to camp along the south Padre island beach?

Chris.m2341 02-03-2016 04:08 PM


Originally Posted by Mejauregui (Post 23830754)
Anyone know if there are places to camp along the south Padre island beach?

This should help:

Camping - Padre Island National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service)

Remember, beaches in Texas are considered public highways and traffic laws do apply, including seat-belt, alcoholic beverage consumption, etc.

Mad Mac 02-03-2016 08:03 PM

On Galveston Island, no driving is allowed on the beach except for the west end at San Luis Pass. I am unaware of a pass being required. The grandchildren enjoy it.

In 2014, I recovered three vehicles there in as many days. This one was my favorite.

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