City Preparing for Spring Break 2023 Crowds

Thousands Expected to Visit Area Beaches March 10 to March 19

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi is preparing for thousands of visitors to area beaches during Spring Break 2023.

Lifeguards will use mobile units to patrol Gulf beaches. Visitors should observe and follow the flag warning system to be aware of surf and rip current conditions. The flags are located on all Gulf beach access roads.

A lane for emergency vehicles will be established on the Gulf beach from Zahn Road to Newport Pass.

The Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) will set up an Island command post and concentrate on impaired drivers with dedicated DWI patrols during Spring Break.  

The CCPD will monitor traffic flow on Aquarius Street and other key intersections along Park Road 22, including Whitecap Boulevard, Commodores Drive, and State Highway 361 on the main route to Port Aransas. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to leave early for their destination.

During Spring Break, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) anticipates no lane closures on the JFK Causeway Bridge or the Interstate 37-Nueces River Bridge.

There will be no main lane closures on the SH 358 (South Padre Island Drive) Ramp Reversal Project during Spring Break.

The Port Aransas ferry operations will operate at full capacity and are prepared to respond to any surge in late-night traffic. For the latest information and wait times, visit

City parks, swimming pools (Collier Pool and Natatorium), and splash pads will be open with free admission.

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