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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
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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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Beautiful Texas Beach

Wonderful, clean place to visit! Park rangers are very helpful. The picnic areas are great. So many birds to see!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Bastrop, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful, clean place to visit! Park rangers are very helpful. The picnic areas are great. So many birds to see!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Excellent national park . Great beach and family facilities. Great to be able to basically park your vehicle right at the waters edge

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Where else you can drive up on the sand and park as close to the water as you desire and swim in 80+ degree ocean temperatures. I had a rental sedan and had no problems parking 10 feet away from the water. They have weekly and seasonal passes that are relatively cheap if you are coming from the East Coast.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a great day, not once did either little one want to go back and play on the computer. That should say it all. Will return for more family memories!

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Elkhart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We enjoyed the time we spent at Padre Island National Seashore. There were not many people on the beach, and it allowed us to take a nice long walk while my wife looked for shells. She didn't find many, but it was still very nice. No seaweed or jelly fish! You can drive or walk down the beach for miles... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Excellent place to relax and admire nature, no hotels, not a lot of tourist during weekdays. Just you and nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Much quieter than down south. Kids love to drive on the sand. Only 6 hours from DFW. No note of seaweed in August, so nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We paid $10 for entrance for the entire week and visited 3 times. Twice to swim and play on the beach and the third time we went to watch the the sea turtle release. Very cool! They do them every year when the weather is warmer and you can check their facebook page or call ahead to get the times... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We come to the Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) every year for vacation around August. What a great Texas beach! Living in Houston, the closest beach is Galveston and ugh, what a difference. PINS is beautiful. Blue-green water, clean sand, great breezes and nothing but sand dunes behind you as you gaze out across the gulf. We love being able... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Padre Island national Seashore is a great place to visit, although you have a super 4x4 off-road vehicle, you will only see the northern tip of it. If you are in Corpus Christi during Kemp Ridley Turtle hatching season (Late June to late July) , coming to a sun raise hatching release is so worth it! Call their recorded... More 

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