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Old 03-04-2016, 02:34 PM   #1
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Boondocking on the beach

We just got back from a very brief visit to the Padre Island National Seashore. It seems that free boondocking is allowed on the beach. No way will I even consider taking our 30,000 pound motor home there, but I would guess that a 4WD pickup towing an Airstream would do just fine.

Has anyone done something like this? Caveats?
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You just missed 4 that were on the beach for a week. No problems.

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Old 03-04-2016, 02:41 PM   #3
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As a matter of fact . . .

There are a bunch of Airstreamers who have been boondocking on the beach at Padre this week. Look up Advodna_Dave either here or on Instagram to get some feedback

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Old 03-04-2016, 02:42 PM   #4
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well, looks like great minds think a like lol
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:47 PM   #5
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We were there in January for a few nights. It was a good time, but just be sure to clean everything thoroughly.
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:50 PM   #6
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Noticed their first stop out of there was the car wash.

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Old 03-04-2016, 02:58 PM   #7
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My Interstate has been there several times...a favorite place.


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Old 03-04-2016, 04:03 PM   #9
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"Four wheel drive is not needed." Maybe not, but I put our Jeep into 4-HI as soon as we left the pavement. Actually, that was the worst place, as far as soft sand, but I didn't know what was ahead. That was part of the reason for this morning's visit.

So, what caveats are there for doing something like this once in a while?
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Avoid full moons. We had to leave early due to higher tides.
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Mind carefully where you park, as the towing companies consider the beach area "recovery", rather than a tow.

We had some of our best times ever camped at Padre Island NS.


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Our friends, 3 of them in Airstreams were just this, and left today, you can see photos from this week still new in their instagram feed.
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The Idle Theory Crew (not an Airstream, they travel in a classic VW) just got washed out at high tide, waking up to water sloshing around their vehicle. Careful on beaches.
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Just make sure that when you leave the beach, you throughly wash your tow vehicle and Airstream. Also rinse underneath both vehicles and in the wheel wells. We’ve done weekend trips on the beach in a pop-up which was a blast with all the “windows” unzipped but personally, I’d not take my Airstream on the beach.

You’ll notice that after a day on the beach, you’ll have a dull film over everything... salty air & moisture... Best bet is to stay at either the Padre Island National Seashore park or Mustang Island State park, if you’re down by Corpus Christi/Port Aransas/Rockport area. There the Goose Island State Park outside Rockport which is also very nice. Otherwise, you can stay at one of the many RV parks around here - Rockport alone has over 60, Port Aransas has got dozens...

Living here on the coast, car washes are a weekly thing. Everything rusts... even butter...
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