Reviews for Padre Balli Park

By user-5278421... on 2017-10-23.

I will start of by saying that this park does have a good amount of amenities for the price. At $25/night you have access to a shower, bathroom, and laundry room, and the only thing separating the park from the beach is a small sand dune. They also allow you to pump and fill only for a small fee if that's all you need. That said, you get what you pay for in quality if you stay here. Bathrooms and showers are old and don't appear to be cleaned regularly. The park is actually just a big concrete slab, like a parking lot with a picnic table for each space. Not very visually pleasing, but the upside is that bigger units and those who tow can easy fit without disconnecting. There's garbage strewn about the ground, including broken glass and rusty fishing hooks. The office also charges a $3 fee for debit/credit cards, so bring cash. If we were to come through Corpus Christi again, we would probably just dump and fill here for $4 and then go stay in the parking lot of one of the five Walmarts nearby.

| It’s a parking lot-with beach access

By user-4573835... on 2018-03-14. Stayed 2018-01-30 to 2018-02-01

Tights sites with two lined up picnic tables to separate sites. Electric and water between the tables -which means every other site had service on the wrong side-like is. Had to run under our RV. They charge $1 to shower for 5 minutes.

| It aint the Tas Mahal

By user-5620841... on 2019-08-09.

The other reviews are a little harsh. We have a small rig so the narrow sites are not a problem for us nor did we see all the trash mentioned. Showers are free and there is also a restaurant on the pier with tasty food. It is just a parking lot... In rough shape too... But for $25 near the water with full service, not so bad. Showers are rough semi clean but with good pressure and hot water. Excellent Verizon service. All in all a good place to sit out cold weather - what we are doing - or just get water and power for the night. Is quiet too making it a better choice that Walmart for us.

| Good for the price

By user-unknown on 2019-08-09.

Stayed here two weeks to let our mail catch up to us. Walking distance to the beach and pier. Water and electric sites, $25p/n, $150p/w. Full hookups are walking distance to the beach, concrete pad, no shade, but always cool by the beach, $50p/n, $275p/w. New shower house with laundry. National park down the, closed due to the bums in Washington. You can drive on the beach for miles, have campfires on the beach, even camp on the beach with your RV for 3 nights free! Not a bad place for ocean access.

| Yikes

By user-unknown on 2019-08-09.

We just travelled 4000 km and this has the honour of being the worst of the places we stayed enroute. There are several full timers here, one living in a ramshackle home made plywood crate on wheels. No joke. Lots of nicer rigs, (probably last minute check ins who read the same fake reviews we did) Park is kind of an embarrassment for such a potentially pretty area. Pot holes in this parking lot of a campground could devour a Mini Cooper. Washroom closer to the beach looks like a crime scene waiting to happen. Women s is locked thank goodness! Sites have these weird covered tables painted some eons ago. I d say lead paint era. Staff is iffy as well. Not sure why so miserable, life could be worse....Maybe not. Beach is nicish if you don t mind the ribbon of plastic garbage that runs the entire length. Avoid restaurant on beach like your life depends on it! Sad because it does have HUGE potential. Maybe they have nothing to compare to so don t care to maintain it. I d say run, don t walk from this one.

By user-5390103... on 2019-08-09. Stayed 2019-01-17 to 2019-01-18

There's two areas (choices) of campsites, a $25/night area that is a "well used" parking lot with electric hookup and water at each numbered site, that shares a covered pinic table, dump site is in the area, so you have to move to dump. Sites are level. There is potable water at the dump site too. This area has shower houses and laundry facility, while not the nicest, it is adequate. You're a very short walk to the beach and the Bob Hall pier and restaurant. Then there is an area that has the completely individual campsites for $50/night, each with new concrete pads, full hookups (electricity-water-sewer) and private pinic tables. This area has new shower houses and laundry facility. The walk to the beach/pier/restaurant from these nicer sites is quite substantial. The photos only show the cheaper $25/night sites. I didn't get photos of the brand new nicer sites. We stayed at the $25/night site one night, due to cold night forecasted. We used electric heater instead of burning up propane. We then moved back to the beach for the remaining 2 week stay, using our $12 annual beach parking pass. Every 4-5 days, we paid the $4 to dump and refill fresh water at the $25/night campground. You go pay inside the Balli Park Visitors Center. There are large trash dumpsters on site to throw away your trash, but no recycling bins. In our future stays at North Padre Island beaches and at Port Aransas beaches, we will use only the $4 dump/refill option, unless temps force us to use the $25 campground....we do not use public showers when using campgrounds, so their conditions are not a concern for us. But the convenience/location/price for dump and refill here is better/cheaper than using other campgrounds in this area.

| Great RV Park

By user-unknown on 2019-08-09. Stayed 2019-02-10 to 2019-02-17

The full hookup sites are all new and very nice. Concrete pads with grassy area between sites. Very large sites. Some are pull thrus. Very very clean and quiet. Right next to the beach, just separated by a dune. Beach bar and restaurant on beach. Laundry facility. But don't stay at old $25 sites with electric and water. We stayed 7 nights and paid $275, which was a $75 discount. These sites are $50 nightly. I would go back!

| Super beau site

By user-6628091... on 2019-08-09. Stayed 2019-03-22 to 2019-03-30

Très propre et juste à quelques pas de la plage. Près de tout, à recommander !