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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: 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Weather was beautiful. Ocean was gorgeous, and very calming. Beautiful secluded beaches. Packed a light picnic lunch in a cooler and enjoyed 4-5 hours at the beach every single day.

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Very nice. It's $10 for a 7 day pass, but we were only there for an hour. I felt it was pricey for the short time that we were there.

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Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Visited in October. The weather was beautiful. The beaches are maintained and not crowded. Others were fishing and looked to be catching a lot of fish. Peaceful.

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Bayside,NY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The sea wall is great to stroll on. Bank had a nice water display. Several beaches to choose from. Bridge is lit up at night and great to see.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

I grew up close to this beach and spent most f mi childhood swimming and fishing here. the beach is so tranquil and is a great place to go and relax for a day. great place to fish too. don't forget your sunscreen as it seems there is a hole in the ozone over the beach. Also avoid at spring... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

.........Once u been to a beach out of texas u come here and ure like what the f.... is this !!!!?????

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Kingsville, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The beach had the south tx beauty of the gulf. The beach was nice and there is a good fishing pier. That is what I liked. The only thing to dislike are the spring break crowds.

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arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you are looking for a tranquil, pristine beach experience you should make the trip to Padre Island. I did not go to the southern extreme so this review is for the northern entrance area. There is a little visitor center with some history displays as well as some "touch and feel" objects indigenous to the area. There is a... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Spent a wonderful couple of hours walking on the beach. Felt like 10 years olds exploring! Beach was clean and weather could not have been more perfect. Hunted sea shells, walked in the waves. Very relaxing.

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Destin, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We're from Destin Florida so it's a little difficult to compare any beach to ours but there were some notable exceptions....like you can drive on the beach!

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