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Padre Island National Seashore

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Address: PO Box 181300, Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300
Phone Number: (361) 949-8068
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Camping, Swimming, Fishing
Description: A 15-minute drive from downtown Corpus Christi transports you to this...
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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This was our first time here. We loved it! We parked right on the sand . We set up camp and enjoyed our day. It was really nice to just unload and not have to walk over hot sand... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was our first time here. We loved it! We parked right on the sand . We set up camp and enjoyed our day. It was really nice to just unload and not have to walk over hot sand to claim our spot. Even with it being a holiday weekend it was not crowded . Plenty of beach front property.... More 

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New Braunfels, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This area is a national park - there is a fee to enter, but we buy the annual pass, which is a bargain. We like the primitive, natural beach area where we see more wildlife and driftwood than people. We put up a well-anchored pop up shelter and spend the day enjoying the surf, sand and long walks on the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This national park is a good and cheap place to go park on the beach for the day and enjoy swimming, fishing and generally soaking up the rays on one of the better if not the best beach in Texas. And if you are up for a little more adventure and have a 4X4, you can drive down the largest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We went to JP Luby beach on 4th of July, it was clean and very welcoming. It was a bit crowded towards the entrance, but we made our way further down till we found a spot. We enjoyed the sand & water so much!

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Hobbs, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was our 1st visit to Padre Island. We really enjoyed the beach. It is clean & everyone we came in contact with was very nice. Parking was easy. GREAT family time on the beach!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Salt water trout fishing with dolphins following the boat. That's good luck! 5 am, On the boat and fished for baitfish. Progressed to redfish, and used them to bait the trout. Caught our limit. Cleaned then on the dock and showered. Went to a noon lunch, where they cooked them blackened, fried, pan seared, and poached. All the side included.

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McRoberts, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

saw lots of wildlife in their natural environment... unfortunately didn't bring home many shells because they were all inhabited, lol!

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Corpus Christi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Being residents of Corpus Christi we more than enjoy Padre Island Seashore.. Our Son and Granddaughter always look forward to visiting the beach when they visit annually from Indianapolis. Beach and Padre Island always very accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Padre Island National Seashore is a must for visitors to the South Texas coast in the summer. Releases of baby turtles, particularly endangered species like Kemp's Ridley turtles, are an integral part of their educational programming. The knowledgeable and engaging staff and volunteers make this a worthwhile adventure, from explaining the lifecycle of the turtles to carrying a baby turtle... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

PINS is a great area to get away from the crowds. The visitor center is very informative and you should stop and visit. Going down the beach is fun but watch the driving conditions and soft sand. The first 10 miles are not designated 4 wheel drive but can still be soft so be careful. After that it is designated... More 

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Address: PO Box 181300, Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300
Phone Number: (361) 949-8068
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi

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