County and City Announce restricting vehicular access to Beaches and Parks for July 4th Weekend

County of Nueces seal, Public Health logo, and City of Corpus Christi seal

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – In order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Nueces County and the City of Corpus Christi will temporarily restrict vehicular access to Bay and Gulf Beaches within Nueces County during the July 4th holiday weekend. The temporary restriction of vehicular access will begin on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:00 AM and will end on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:00 AM. The vehicular restrictions include golf carts and all-terrain vehicles. Residents and visitors can walk along the beach. It is expected that Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales will sign the Order tomorrow morning that will put this into effect immediately.  

This temporary closure includes all Port Aransas beaches. Additionally, the Federal Seashore at Padre Island National Seashore will restrict vehicular access during the same four-day period.  

In addition to temporary closures, all beaches within Nueces County are subject to a curfew beginning on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM. The curfew will be lifted on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 6:00 AM.

Residents and visitors can walk along the beach during non-curfew hours but are encouraged to continue to maintain six-foot distancing.

In order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Corpus Christi will close eight regional parks beginning Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:00 AM and ending Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:00 AM.

City Parks Closures

Bill Witt Park 

West Guth Park  

Manuel Q. Salinas Park

The Water’s Edge 

Cole Park 

Labonte Park 

Lakeview Park  

Parker Park  

Sunrise Beach RV Park at Lake Corpus Christi Closure

Picnic and waterfront areas are closed for the same four-day period.

Bay Beach Closures

McGee Beach

North Beach 

Gulf Beach Road Closures

City and County Gulf Beaches from Access Road 2 thru County Road 6

Access Road 2, Beach Marker 62, Newport Pass Road, Zahn Road, Access Road 3A, Windward Parking Lot, White Cap Beach, County Road 4, County Road 5, Bob Hall access, and County Road 6.