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Padre Island National Seashore

PO Box 181300, Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300
(361) 949-8068
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Camping, Swimming, Fishing, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A 15-minute drive from downtown Corpus Christi transports you to this magnificent 70-mile stretch...
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Type: Islands, Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Camping, Swimming, Fishing, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A 15-minute drive from downtown Corpus Christi transports you to this magnificent 70-mile stretch of white sand beach, scenic dunes and warm ocean water, offering ideal conditions for swimming, fishing, beach-combing, windsurfing, camping, bird-watching and viewing wildlife.
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Austin, TX
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138 reviews 138 reviews
24 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

we wanted to go to the beach for the 4th of July weekend, but we had just purchased our RV and didn't make reservations in time. So... Our inaugural RV camping trip was boondocking right here in PINS! Crazy I know, and we bought our RV new, haha... Well that was quite the experience. We had a fabulous time, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

No parking shade, but there is shade over the picnic tables. Spaces are rather close together with no bushes or anything for privacy. Can camp on the beach or back in the dunes. Very windy, and lots of seaweed on the shore, but beautiful, natural, and feeling of being far, far away from civilization when walking along the beach. No... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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186 reviews 186 reviews
48 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A birders delight here with all the grassland and water. If you don't know one tweet from another there are guided tours if you check the schedule at the nature center. They have shaded picnic tables, bathrooms, a gift shop and a looping video playing that is a good introduction to everything there. The day we went they had a... More 

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Georgetown, TX
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102 reviews 102 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Lots of open space, not much to do. Beaches are not the greatest to hang out on. If you like to drive on the beach, this is a good place - at the end of the paved park road you can enter the beach area and drive about 4 miles, after that, you need 4 wheel drive to get thru,... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

As National Parks go there isn't that much to do here unless you like the beach or fishing. However, if you like either of those, this is the place for you. 60 miles of beach with fishing on the Gulf and Laguna Madre sides of the island. We go there 20 times a year. Of course, it helps that we... More 

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Ogden, UT
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very nice beach; a great place for the grandkids to play in the surf and sand. We happened to be there for the Sea Turtle release - 75 turtles that had been 'cold stunned' and then rehabilitated, we release - fun thing for us all to watch.

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Corpus Christi, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Padre Island National Seashore is a beautiful, pristine area (harder and harder to find places like this). There is a ranger station, and park rangers give information-filled tours and presentations. It's definitely a place to discover and enjoy!!

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Dime Box, Texas
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Padre Island National Seashore is a reviving escape from our hectic world. Nothing but beautiful beach vegetation and sandy coastline. We walked, enjoyed the air and had a relaxing time. Drive in, visit the beach, take pictures and just relax for a couple hours. Very refreshing.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We have been camped on this fantastic natural beach (Not overwhelmed by commercial high rise structures) several times at various times of each year. Spring is windy and sand tends to invade everything. Summer is hotter. Fall is calmer, milder. Sun rises are spectacular. Weather not as unpredictable. Busy Sand Crabs and at evening the Ghost Crabs, are a special... More 

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Nice place lovely place safe place real nice wish to come again to go to this place love it , excellent for couples and family nice views

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