Experience Romance, History and Enchantment!

Your Hosts - Jane and Gary Irving   1233 Bayshore Drive   Ingleside on the Bay, Texas 78362     Ph: 361-776-6484

Attn: Birders!  We are just minutes away from Spot #55 on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

 Things to Do in the Coastal Bend

Major attractions are only about 20 minutes away from Our Place on the Bay.

Ask us for resource information regarding our nearby attractions.


Our Place on the Bay...

 offers many forms of recreation and entertainment onsite - ping-pong tables, crochet sets, horseshoes, darts, board games, guest Jacuzzi, grills and outdoor fryers, wetland bird watching, campfires and story-telling, biking, fishing, and shell hunts make up your day of fun and good health in the warm sun and cool waters of our bay.


Perfect launch for kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing!


Chart your course to an infinite variety of of activities and sights!  Sandy gulf beaches, historical homes, old cemeteries, museums, art galleries, shell shops, old Spanish missions, birding hot spot, wildlife preserves and guided hunting/fishing trips!  Kite flying and sandcastle building have also become very popular activities.



Parks & Recreation - Nature Lovers & Family

Live Oak City Park is a 90 acre park off of Sherry St. about 2.5 miles from Our Place on the Bay.  It contains an 18 hole Disc Golf course, lighted Tennis & Basketball courts, lighted baseball field, suitable soccer field, picnic area, playground, Nature Hiking and Biking trails and a Fresh Water Pond stocked with fish.


Cove Park is only 1.5 miles from Our Place and offers free public boat ramp access, lighted fishing pier, picnic area, wetland mitigation area and an asphalt hiking and biking trail that has a great view of Corpus Christi Bay. 


Faith Park is near Ingleside Jr. High and High School - not far -  includes a public swimming pool, the Hildegard Schmidt Garden Center and a small park bordering the swimming pool. The park area includes swings, benches, barbecue pits, and a basketball court. The swimming pool operates throughout the summer months.  No restrooms on site.


The Whitney Lake Project began as a drainage project and has evolved into a Nature Touristís dream. This 50+ acre includes several bird watching areas for viewing Great Blue Heron, Roseate Spoonbills, Snowy Egrets, American Oyster Catchers, waterfowl and wading birds.  The docks extend over marsh areas and there are several observation platforms for watching the native wildlife in Ingleside.


Attn: Birders!

Our Place on the Bay is

#55 on the

Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail!

Click the Texas Parks & Wildlife link above for more information.

Slowride Kayak Rentals

Guided Nature and Fishing Tours

with Capt. Dean Thomas

Proud Recipients of the
2004 Small Business Award for Conservation and Stewardship by Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries.

Call: 1-866-856-9477


Official Bird of Ingleside on the Bay!



Ingleside Public Recreation Complex - Live Oak Trees Abound!

Covered picnic shelters &

BBQ pits

Covered pavilion w/ADA

game tables

Concession & restrooms

Skate park and 7

soccer fields

Butterfly garden with cultural/historical

interpretive kiosk



Covered Birding Deck w/ Interpretive Display

Existing fresh water pond & wetlands enhancement


Hike, bike & fitness trail

Tot-Lot PlayScape

Exercise, fitness and park bench

Multi-purpose, lighted field



Only place in Texas to actually meet free dolphins, interact, play games, and see babies!  Imagine Dolphins swimming just out of reach and occasionally allowing a touch.

As seen on TV's Travel Channel, Texas Country

Reporter, Eyes of Texas, Texas Monthly, Texas Parks

and Wildlife Highways, Southern Living, Family

Fun and Motel!

Trip Time - Approximately 1 Hour.
Adults: $19.00 + tax
Children: $14.00 + tax (Ages 3-12.  Ages 2 and under, no charge.)

Click photo and take a virtual tour!


Use the links provided below to learn more about area attractions!

Coastal Bend Area Attractions

Texas Treasure Casino Cruise

Texas Maritime Museum

Texas State Aquarium

The King Ranch

USS Lexington and Museum


Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History 

Padre Island National Seashore


Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens

The Fulton Mansion (Rockport)


Corpus Christi Grey Hound Race Track


Port Aransas Mustang Island


Planning a visit to the Texas Coastal Bend? 

Our Place on the Bay carries brochures and can answer your questions about most attractions throughout

the area.  We'll help you learn all about our area of the Coastal Bend or contact the Ingleside

Chamber of Commerce and request an area information packet. 

Ingleside Chamber of Commerce - Call Toll Free: 888-899-2906

Have the Time of Your Life on the Texas Riviera!

Go Ahead...Take A Vacation - You' Deserve It!

For Reservations Call: 361-776-6484

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