is the deepest port in
Texas. The port is home to the USS
Lexington Air Craft Carrier. It is also the gateway to Padre Island
National Seashore, with nearly 100 miles of pristine beachfront. Corpus
Christi is a resort town with many beach going visitors. It is also
dog-friendly with many dog-friendly beaches and activities.
There are many pet-friendly
hotels in Corpus Christi
Quinta has four dog-friendly hotels
here and each of the other major chains has some hotels here as well.
The Best Western on the Island, at 14050 South Padre Island Drive is
pet friendly as is the Bayfront Inn at 601 North Shoreline Blvd.
Other pet-friendly hotels are the Best Western Naval Station
in Ingleside and a number of Motel 6 and Studio 6 motels. If you are
traveling to Corpus Christi with a motorhome or travel trailer then you
have a number of choices in pet-friendly
. The Lake Corpus
Christi/Mathis KOA in Mathis has a
number of activities on site. Sea Breeze RV Park in Portland and
Pioneer Beach Resort in Port Aransas are also choices with full
hookups. If you are looking for tent camping there is the Padre Island
National Seashore and Mustang Island State Park.
The tourists come to Corpus Christi for the beaches
So do dogs. Padre
Island National Seashore
nearly 100 miles of undeveloped barrier
island beach. 800,000 visitors per year come here. Dogs on leash are
allowed throughout Padre Island National Seashore. It is about 45
minutes from Corpus Christi to the park. A closer beach park is Mustang
Island State Park. This 3,954 acre barrier island park has 5 miles of
beach. Dogs on leash are allowed in a few segments of these beaches.
There is also a leash only beach in Cole Park in Corpus Christi.
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge north of town is a 70,000 plus acre
wilderness. Dogs must be on leash here and are only allowed on certain
trails for their own safety. There are quite a few alligators in this
There are a few dog-friendly
in town. The Sonic
Drive In is one of our dogs
favorites. Dotz Dawgs and Drafts is a 50s diner. You will also see
antique cars here.
Other places that you may consider for a dog-friendly vacation near
Corpus Christi include South
to the south and Galveston
to the north.