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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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Meridian, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

As always, it is a blast to be able to roll the top back on the Jeep and head out for the beach - and then be able to drive right up to your chosen location. The only strange thing we noticed was that the beach seemed devoid of shells. Zip, nada. We found a couple of pieces of broken... More

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Spring Branch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We came for the day and enjoyed a wonderful walk on the beach. If you do the same I recommend picking up a free bag at the visitors center to pick up trash. Our planet could use a hand. The structures are well maintained & clean.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Being from the Jersey shore and Rehobeth Beach area I thought I was going to see something similar. Wrong. This island is serene and untouched by commercialism. Sometimes that is good. If you like a quiet place to visit this is it.

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Harlingen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great place to visit on a hot day. A lot of nice sand, showers, gift shop etc. Always a nice place to visit and drive around.

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The seashore was beautiful. We were a bit disappointed that fog rolled in which limited our ability to fully enjoy the magnificence of this place. We will definitely return.

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Kirbyville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Liked the baby sea turtle hatch release. Exploring the ocean, beach, and surrounding dunes. Enjoyed the National Park Visitor Center too.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I love the Gulf Of Mexico and being here gives you direct access and experience of the gulf. It's a combination of wind, sea, and sand. There are many areas that are great for walking on the beach. If you're not interested in getting sand between your toes, this might not be for you. But for those of you who... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is a very nice beach, No restaurants, hotels or shops around, peace and quiet, my family enjoy a very nice time without electronics, no signal btw but excellent place

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Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

i loved Padre Island..... it is a beautiful place and i strongly recommend to anyone travelling to Corpus Christie to go visit Padre Island...would love to live there...

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The best thing about these beaches are their lack of people and abundance of wildlife. Fish could be seen clearly in the breaking waves. Clean with just a little seaweed, I enjoyed so much the lack of development -what beaches were like before people.

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