High tides force temporary closure of Island beaches

Cameron County Judge Pete Sepulveda, Jr. ordered that several beaches be closed temporarily because of extreme high tides.

Sepulveda says until further notice the county beaches north of South Padre Island will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians.

They include:

  • County Beach Access No. 5
  • County Beach Access No. 6
  • Boca Chica Beach

He said the high tides are making the beaches undriveable.

The National Weather Service in Brownsville says there is an elevated risk of rip currents through Sunday and then again next Wednesday.