The Gulf Side of Corpus Christi offers the perfect beach getaway. Home to a plethora of waterside restaurants and activities, the Gulf Side promises adventure for the whole family. Check out this roundup of fun things to do during your stay.

Enjoy the Waves of Whitecap Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches the island has to offer, Whitecap Beach is perfect for just sprawling out on the sand and enjoying the sun. There are plenty of tables for group picnics and no shortage of white sand, so lay out your towel and soak in the sunshine. Public restrooms and showers are available for guests wanting to clean up and dry off before hitting one of the many restaurants on the Gulf Side for a meal.

Bob Hall PierMichelle Williams

After playing in the waves, hop on over to Mikel May’s. Right on the water, this sports bar and grill has delicious American-style dishes and an extensive cocktail list for you to enjoy over a beautiful view of the ocean.

Local Restaurants

For more ocean views and delicious food, Doc’s Seafood & Steak is the place to go. The restaurant’s top level is a great spot to watch the sun set over the ocean, and an extensive menu of land- and sea-food options makes Doc’s a winner for a good dinner.

Another great local option is Angry Marlin Restaurant & Cool Water Bar. The large outdoor patio and full menu make for a relaxing dining option after a long day at the beach. Hang out with the Island locals and try some of their favorite food recommendations, too!

Angry MarlinMichelle Williams

Waves Resort

Corpus Christi’s Padre Island is home to the Waves Resort, a large all-in-one resort where you can enjoy the sunshine all day long. The Waves Waterpark features low-speed water areas for younger kids and thrilling water rides for the young at heart. The Sky Blaster is one such ride, at 46 feet high and 385 feet long. Guests can also float down the mile-long lazy river, relax in private cabanas, or soak in the heated pool (with a swim up bar).

Waves Resort Pool SideMichelle Williams

Kite Surfing & Fishing

Whitecap Beach is perfect for kite surfing if you catch a windy day on the water. Bring your own equipment or rent it from one of the many nearby options, and catch the waves with the locals.

Kite Surfing on the Gulf SideMichelle WIlliams

Just down the road, on Mustang Island State Park, you’ll find the local fisherman already out on the water early in the morning. You can pull your vehicle right up to the water and set up your own pole for a morning of catching fish. Feel accomplished after catching your own dinner with the many nearby restaurants, such as Mikel May’s, that allow guests to bring in their own fish to be cooked.