South Packery Channel Beach
Packery Channel is the dividing line between Mustang and North Padre
Islands. The channel and jetties were completed in 2006 and have divided one
beach into two beach areas. The south beach at the
jetty at packery channel is the northern continuation of the
beach at the seawall
on Padre Island. The only entry to this beach is at Access Road 3A. Driving
your vehicle on the beach is permitted but requires a beach parking
permit. There are no restrooms or fresh water rinse facilities at either South Packery
Channel beach or the North Packery Channel Beach as of January 2008.
Facilities are planned for this area by the Nueces County beach and parks.
The northern portion of Packery Channel Park beach stretches into and past
Access Rd 3, Corpus Christi Pass and eventually reach the Mustang
Island State Park. This stretch of beach between the two parks
runs for several miles and is fairly remote. In spring and summer this beach
has one of the largest crowds of people having fun in the sun. There are no
restrooms or other facilities on the beach. Driving of vehicles is permitted
on this stretch of beach until Mustang Island State Park.
jetties at Packery Channel
provide a great location for fishing, surfing, wind surfing and kite
boarding and in the calm summer months snorkeling.
Beachcombing is great at these beaches due to the jetty currents. Wildlife
can be seen in early morning and late evenings. Campfires are allowed
provided there is not a burn ban
in place. Currents vary around the jetties depending on wind, surf and tide
conditions. Swimmers and all other water sport participants should pay close
attention to conditions when immediately next to the jetties as
riptides next to the jetty can be extremely strong at times.