Cameron County officials temporarily closing county beach access areas

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Cameron County officials have announced that they are temporarily closing county beach access areas until further notice. (Source: File Photo)

Cameron County officials have announced that they are temporarily closing county beach access areas until further notice.

According to a release, the closure and beach accesses are being undertaken as a precaution due to the coronavirus. 

Those locations include: 

Isla Blanca Park

Andy Bowie Park 

E.K. Atwood Park 

Adolph Thomae, Jr, Park 

County Beach Access No. 3 

County Beach Access No. 4

County Beach Access No. 5 

County Beach Access No. 6 

Boca Chica Beach

Jaime J. Zapata Memorial Boat Ramp 

Bejarano-McFarland Memorial Park 

Pedro “Pete” Benavides Park

Laureles Regional Park 

El Ranchito Community Park 

El Ranchito Recretional Park

Santa Maria Community Park

La Paloma Regional Park

Santa Rosa Community Park

La Esperanza Community Park

El Centro Cultural

The  Cameron County parks department will not be accepting reservations for rentals of the community centers, which include the Santa Maria Community Center and the auditorium at El Centro Cultural, says the release.

 No RV reservations will be accepted during this time period as well.

At this time, the County has canceled or suspended all sponsored events that estimated more than 250 people. 

For any additional information, please contact County Judge Eddie Trevino’s office at 956-544-0830. 

However, the City of South Padre Island released a statement advising city beach accesses remain open, as well as island businesses and restaurants. South Padre Island has rescinded all special event permits


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