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Beach Closure Rules Through July

Corpus Christi is closing its beaches through August 1 with restrictions similar to the Fourth of July closures. The closures might be extended if COVID-19 cases do not significantly decrease in the Coastal Bend. Courtesy photo

Beaches will reopen August 1 — maybe. Nueces County closed beach access to vehicles through that date with a caveat: COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths would have to be way down to merit reopening the area to tourists. Also, a curfew closing the beaches to any activity was instated. No one is allowed on the beaches from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The expected announcement came from Corpus Christi City Mayor Joe McComb at the joint city/county daily news briefing Wednesday, July 15.

“This decision is based on what I think is in the best interests of the public safety and health of our citizens,” McComb said. “The next two weeks are going be extremely important for us to get the curve to start going down.”

Cases soared to 605 on July 14 and 500 on July 15. The weekly seven-day average is 374. If those numbers do not decrease, the county will ask the General Land Office for an extension to the beach closures.

On Gulf beaches, people can gather in groups of 10 or fewer, lie on the beach, and set up chairs or tents, all of which must be removed by sundown when beaches are closed to all human activity.

Bay beaches, however, are restricted to exercise only.

“As long as you are moving, fishing, swimming, those activities are permitted on the bay beaches,” City Manager Peter Zanoni said. “There’s no sitting, no tents, no laying. You have to be active to be on these two beaches.”

The city is also closing access to its eight regional parks and all pools and splash pads.

Port Aransas is closing its Mustang Island beaches, and the Padre Island National Seashore has been asked to comply. PINS is waiting for approval from the federal government.

City Park Closures

Bill Witt Park

West Guth Park

Manuel Q. Salinas Park

The Water’s Edge

Cole Park

Labonte Park

Lakeview Park

Parker Park

City Pool Closures


Corpus Christi Natatorium




West Guth Park

City Splash Pads Closures

Bill Witt Park

Lindale Park

Salinas Park

Sunrise Beach RV Park at Lake Corpus Christi Closure

Picnic, waterfront areas, and campsite reservations are closed for the same period.

Corpus Christi Marina

No personal watercraft rentals

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