An ideal spot for RVers looking to set up shop in Corpus Christi is Puerto Del Sol RV Park (5100 Timon Blvd., 361/882-5373, $25–30 nightly), located at the northern edge of Corpus Christi Beach. Amenities include full hook-ups, a rec room, laundry facilities, restrooms with hot showers, Internet access, and a book exchange.
Further out of town at the entrance of Padre Island is Colonia Del Rey (1717 Waldron Rd., 800/580-2435, $28–32 nightly), offering a heated pool, hot tub, a recreation facility, laundry room, convenience store, and wireless Internet service.
Nearby is the minimalist yet affordable Padre Balli Park (15820 Park Rd. 22, 361/949-8121, $10–18 nightly rates), containing 54 paved campsites with water and electric hookups, 12 hardtop campsites for pitching a tent with water and electric hookups, and primitive camping on the beach. A bathhouse and laundry facility are also available.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition