BOCA CHICA   




BOCA CHICA

Boca Chica is the easternmost point on the border between the United States and Mexico. It is located on a sandy peninsula separated from Mexico by the Rio Grande River and detached from South Padre Island by the Brazos Santiago Pass.

One reaches the Boca Chica beach by taking Route 4 eastward from Brownsville until the road ends.

Going south from this point, one can drive to the Rio Grande/Bravo and see the lighthouse on the other side of the river in Mexico. Though technically a state park, there are no facilities, houses, or border markers of any kind within sight.

This is where Hope and I began our Border Odyssey.