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.

White Sand Dune

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.

Snorkeling in the Gulf of MexicoRiptides at Packery ChannelThe 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.