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Baffin-Bay is a bay, or inlet, of the Laguna Madre, located off the shore of South Texas in the Gulf of Mexico. Baffin Bay is also known as Salt Lagoon and as Lago de la Santisima Trinidad. The bay forms part of the eastern boundary between Kenedy and Kleberg counties. Laguna Madre is a long, shallow lagoon along the eastern coast of Texas in Nueces, Kenedy, Kleberg, Willacy and Cameron Counties. Laguna Madre separates mainland Texas from Padre Island. The lagoon itself is separated by the approximately 20-mile long Saltillo Flats land bridge into Upper and Lower Laguna Madre lagoons. The two are joined by the Intracoastal Waterway. Laguna Madre is about 130 miles long. Baffin Bay and the Laguna Madre's ecosystem is protected by the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, the Padre Island National Seashore, and the privately owned King Ranch. The communities of Port Isabel and Port Mansfield are located on the lagoon's shores. Baffin Bay is near the mainland towns of Kingsville, Loyola and Riviera, and near the resort town of South Padre Island (on the barrier island of the same name.) Fishing is very popular in Baffin Bay, which is home to the last two state trout records. Other activities include hunting, boating and other water sports, birding and hiking. Nearby Kingsville has a designated historical district, unique shops and restaurants for visitors.

Surrounding areas: Riviera, Texas (16.0 mi), North Padre Island, Texas (31.7 mi), Corpus Christi, Texas (38.4 mi)

Baffin Bay Vacation Rentals

Baffin Bay Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Rodeway Inn3430 S Us Hwy 77Kingsville, TX23.6 mi.(361) 595-5753
Best Western Inn2402 E King AveKingsville, TX24.6 mi.(361) 595-5656
Comfort Inn505 N Hwy 77Kingsville, TX25.3 mi.(361) 516-1120
Motel 6 #0324 Kingsville100 N US 77 BypKingsville, TX25.3 mi.(361) 592-5106
Quality Inn Kingsville221 South 77 BypKingsville, TX25.3 mi.(361) 592-5251
Super 8 - Kingsville105 South 77 BypKingsville, TX25.3 mi.(361) 592-6471
Days Inn & Suites715 S Hwy 77Bishop, TX26.8 mi.(361) 584-4444

Baffin Bay Weather & Climate

The Southeast Gulf Coast of Texas has a humid subtropical climate. Tropical storms and hurricanes are common, and they strongly alter the climate of the region. This region is warm most of the year due to the currents of the Gulf of Mexico. Summers are very hot and humid. In winter, it can get cold if a strong front moves in, occasionally even causing snow. Most of the time, however, winters are very mild. Rain in the coastal region is more abundant than in the inland region. The wettest months of the year are April and May. Tornadoes can occur in this region, but less frequent than in other parts of the state.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 67°F 46°F 1.11 in. -
February 71°F 49°F 1.78 in. -
March 78°F 56°F 1.30 in. -
April 83°F 62°F 1.57 in. -
May 88°F 70°F 2.67 in. -
June 92°F 74°F 3.29 in. -
July 95°F 75°F 1.53 in. -
August 95°F 75°F 3.35 in. -
September 91°F 71°F 4.72 in. -
October 85°F 64°F 3.44 in. -
November 76°F 55°F 1.91 in. -
December 69°F 48°F 1.24 in. -

Baffin Bay Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Corpus Christi International airport (CRP) located about 35 miles north of Baffin Bay in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Kleberg County airport (IKG) located approximately 35 miles northwest of Baffin Bay in Kingsville, Texas, the Alice International airport (ALI) located roughly 43 miles northwest of Baffin Bay in Alice, Texas, the Aransas County airport (RKP) located around 64 miles northeast of Baffin Bay in Rockport, Texas, and finally the Valley International airport (HRL) located about 71 miles south of Baffin Bay in Harlingen, Texas.

Baffin Bay Attractions

Golf Courses
L E Ramey Golf CourseKingsvilleTX24.8 mi.
Zoos and Aquariums
Texas State AquariumCorpus ChristiTX38.4 mi.
Gladys Porter ZooBrownsvilleTX94.2 mi.
The Texas ZooVictoriaTX111.8 mi.

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