Tips on Corpus Christi Warnings or Dangers – Stay Safe!

Corpus Christi Warnings and Dangers

This beach town remains a very popular Spring Break destination, and does have a reputation for being a major party town. There are also a lot of jellyfish that are best avoided.

Jellyfish and Portuguese man o’ war

There are also two different things to look out for: the jellyfish in the waters of Corpus Christi are white and look like a head of cauliflower, and the Portuguese man o’ war is blue/purple (very pretty actually) that are jelly-like and have a balloon type body with long tentacles. An important item to always remember to take with you if you are headed for the beach is alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. If you do happen to get stung by a jellyfish or man o’ war, just pour directly onto the sting to help stop the pain.

Public Drunkenness

You never know what will happen when you put on a grass skirt, coconut bra and go running with the Corpus Christi Hash House Harriers.


Even during the winter months, it is advisable to wear sunscreen if you are fair and will be out for over 20-30 minutes in the full sun. (Note: Tourists not used to sun exposure have gotten sunburned from sitting in the shade for an hour or two.) It also suggested that everyone, especially children, wear hats for sun protection when outside for an extended period. Wear light-colored and loose fitting closing in addition to sunscreen. Summer can be really hot and it is imperative to protect your skin then, no matter the length of time that you will be outside.

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Corpus Christi, Texas.

By Christine Sarkis

There's a 95 percent chance Senior Editor Christine Sarkis is thinking about travel right now. Follow her on Instagram @postcartography and Twitter @ChristineSarkis.

Christine Sarkis is an SATW-award-winning journalist and executive editor at SmarterTravel. Her stories have also appeared on USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, and Business Insider. Her advice has been featured in dozens of print and online publications including The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and People magazine. She has also shared travel tips on television and radio shows including Good Morning America, Marketplace, and Here & Now. Her work has been published in the anthologies Spain from a Backpack and The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008. She is currently working on a travel memoir.

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