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PINS reopens North and South beach areas to vehicle access and camping

Many Nueces County beaches closed due to Tropical Storm Beta. PINS re opened vehicle access to North and South Beach areas.

UPDATE:

Wednesday, September 23 Padre Island National Seashore re opened vehicle access and overnight camping for North and South Beach areas. 

Whitecap Beach and Access Road 2 are now open as well. Access Road 3 will be opened by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. 

September 19: 
Port Aransas 

The City of Port Aransas issued a disaster declaration shortly before noon Friday as eyes are on Tropical Storm Beta. 

Overnight beach camping between 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, and 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21. 

All Port Aransas Beaches will be closed starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept 19. until further notice. 

Nueces County 

Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb tells 3News the city is closing the beaches beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 19.

Mayor McComb says they are in the process of letting people know that they need to start packing up. Parks and Recreation has removed anything that can blow around such as lifeguard stands and porta potties.

The city is also removing their motorized vehicles off the beach. Vehicle  access is restricted for Gulf beach Access Roads 2, 3, 3A, Newport, Zahn and Whitecap. Restricted vehicle access will remain in effect until Wednesday, September 23 at 8 a.m. Barricades will also be put up to close off the beach access.  

Padre Island National Seashore announced Friday, September 18 that vehicle access to the South Beach will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. on Sept. 19.