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Padre Island National Seashore

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Address: 20420 Park Rd 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300
Phone Number: (361) 949-8068
Activities: Birdwatching, Camping, Swimming, Fishing, Viewing wildlife
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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great beach

Great beach. The crowd is not as big as other beaches. Cool to see the ghost crabs. There is a visitors center and a little store with snacks and souvenirs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Arvada, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I went to the riddle Kemp turtle release.very interesting. Kayaked out to the sand dunes. It was beautiful. Rangers very helpful.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great beach. The crowd is not as big as other beaches. Cool to see the ghost crabs. There is a visitors center and a little store with snacks and souvenirs.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great beach with a really nice visitor center. Sat up on the deck and looked out at the beach and the waves--very relaxing!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited during turtle nesting season, watched release of 74 Ridley Kemp hatchlings. Limited facilities but miles of pristine beauty, beaches, dunes, marshes etc. Visitor center, store and ranger station.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I love coming here because you can always find a quiet part of the beach, drive right up to it, and have access to all your coolers and stuff in the car without hauling it to your spot. The beach is more primitive than most (no facilities) but has nice water and is relaxing. I love coming here.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This beach was our go to beach. The admission was free for us because my husband is in the Navy, and we got an annual pass to all the national parks for free! There were restrooms and showers available and also semi covered picnic tables. Only thing you need to beware of is if you bring your fur babies, watch... More 

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Corpus Christi, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoy going to the beach once in a while but got tired of all the garbage on the Beach in th eared of BobHall Pier. So we decided to go visit the National Seashore and got ourselves a seasonal pass. Well worth the money. No more garbage and no mire jerks.

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Sawyer Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Simple visitor center, unique ecology, great long beaches, nice day visit. Lots of birds. Small store and shop near visitor center. Good put in for sail boarders near boat launch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Padre island beach is a nice quiet place to relax. $10 fee to go in but I believe that's the fee for a $7 day pass. The visiting center are around the beach is a clean place & the water is clean. I would definitely recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great time with my husband and good for families also. Take water to drink, it's hot ! Romance or families, all work !

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Address: 20420 Park Rd 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300
Phone Number: (361) 949-8068
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi

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