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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 2013
Type: National Parks, Beaches, Islands, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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Katy, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We loved the sand and surf. There was a lot of seaweed that made it hard to get to the water. And we had to leave our sandals on for all the broken glass.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to enjoy and explore both the Gulf of Mexico Beach and Bay. Take a four wheel drive vehicle and discover your own remote beach area.

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Lynnwood, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We took a day and traveled down to the coast from San Antonio, our home base for spring break this year. My wife had never been to the Gulf and wanted to see the warm waters and barrier islands. It was a good day to visit with highs in the 70's and a reasonable offshore breeze. We took a long... More

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed one night in North Padre and one night in South Padre on a quick trip. We loved both, but North padre's beaches beat the pants off South Padre Island's beaches. However, the kids really loved all that there was to do in South Padre, especially the water park. Be prepared for a 3 hour inland drive though, because... More

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Larkspur, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We try to visit National Park, National seashores on every trip. This area did not disappoint us. It was a beautiful area to walk on the beach, search for some sea shells. We were there when there was an oil spill, so part of the area was closed and we weren't able to see a lot of the area. We'll... More

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Toronto, Canada
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52 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The trip to the park is short and the $10.00 entrance fee is not much. This is a 68 mile trip so make sure you are prepared as there is nothing once you go into the park. It is a worthwhile trip to see the pristine beaches and wildlife. Stop just before the entrance and read the history of this... More

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St. Albert, Alberta
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Goes on for miles and miles, beautiful views and sand. Lots of people fish from shores. Nice experience

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This national seashore is a treasure. It has 50 miles of beach that are only accessible by 4 wheel drive. The visitors center is new and there is several things to see there. It is a gem to see areas that are untouched - waiting only for the turtle that come to lay their eggs in April.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We drove south on the beach from access road 5 and parked. Very few people. Many gulls. Friendly people, if few of them.

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Glenview, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The seashore was everything and more. Easy to get to from Corpus Christi. Thoroughly enjoyed watching the migrating pelicans navigating the "seashore highway" as they head north for the summer. Good restroom facilities at the Visitor Center/Store area. Best to bring a picnic lunch or dinner with you, but if you forget anything, you can fill-in with supplies from the... More

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