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Water plays a much larger role in Corpus Christi than simply that of a pretty backdrop. Beaches abound, and fishing is bounteous.

Just south of the city is Padre Island National Seashore, along with many other beaches. J.P. Luby Surf Park features a surf pier that serves to generate better waves for surfers. In Padre Balli Park you'll find the 1,200-foot-long Bob Hall Pier, a perennial fishing favorite.

Other beaches are found in Mustang Island State Park, near the small town of Port Aransas, another popular tourist destination about 45 minutes from Downtown.

There are even beaches Downtown - Sunrise Beach is right on the bayfront, and Corpus Christi Beach just across the ship channel.

You'll find people surf fishing on all of the beaches, or pier fishing off of any of the numerous public piers, or simply tossing a line off the bayfront into Corpus Christi Bay. Sheepshead, speckled trout, redfish, flounder, whiting, drum and Spanish mackerel are common catches.

Deep sea fishing boats leave from nearby Port Aransas on a regular basis, and charters are available from Corpus Christi Marina.

For lake fishing, Lake Corpus Christi - the city's reservoir - is about 40 miles outside of the city near the small town of Mathis. Windsurfers are ubiquitous in the Corpus Christi area, where there's always a breeze. You might want to try it yourself, and are likely to find plenty of action just outside of Downtown, along the bayfront, at the 43-acre Cole Park.

The famed Tejano singer Selena, who was killed just as she was starting to have crossover success on U.S. music charts, is buried in her hometown of Corpus Christi. The Selena Museum is housed in Q Productions, the recording studio owned by her father.

Smaller towns around Corpus Christi include the beach and fishing town of Port Aransas; bayfront towns Aransas Pass (where you can hop a ferry to reach Port Aransas) and Rockport; and, on the interior, Kingsville, gateway to the famous King Ranch.

See also: Corpus Christi golf courses

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