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Address: Padre Island National Seashore, 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone Number: 361-949-8068
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This beach on Padre Island is a great camping and beach-going spot.

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Make the most of your $10/car entrance fee

Come here and take a long walk! Look for shells, birds, and more. Take a ranger-led tour if available (they're free)!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Come here and take a long walk! Look for shells, birds, and more. Take a ranger-led tour if available (they're free)!

Thank Saranger
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is one of the most gorgeous properties in the US. It has a gorgeous entrance with dramatic grasses and dunes. There is ample parking, a visitors buildingvandcdock that is soo well done. It is worth the extra 20 minutes if you are searching for peace and quiet. Sunset is amazing too!

Thank Beachykeen1976
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit the beach! Visitors center, restrooms, outdoor showers, wooden walkway to the beach, handy beach store, everything you could want in a beach visit.

Thank Bob S
Corpus Christi, Texas
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77 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice area for backing truck up to and walking, having a picnic or just swimming and wading in the ocean here. Love this area of the island

Thank tandmgroup
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

How great was it to be playing in the surf in October!! I got to swm around in the water and sit under one of the pergolas to read. Sine we spent the day out there mid-week, there were almost no other people out. It was like having a private beach.

Thank Jan A
San Antonio, Texas
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201 reviews
106 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I grew up in Corpus Christi and came to what is now Malaquite Beach many days after school once I acquired a car. That was 50+ years ago, and I've not lost my fascination with the sea. Padre Island was rugged and barren when I was young... virtually endless in time, space and water. . Today the privately owned portions... More 

Thank Playaman47
Fredrikstad, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This was a realy nice beach. Lots of room for everyone. Amazing to se so much small herring in the sea.

Thank Terje J
Killeen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Take a nice relaxing drive along the beach. Sit and watch the waves crashing onto shore or for a reasonable fee you can pitch a tent and stay awhile. Amazing views and wildlife galore. Love this place!

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

this is a secluded nice beach in a protected national seashore....no traffic or hotels or gas stations ( civilization is 30 to 45 mins away) only beautiful beaches and warm waters....great for campers ..quick get awayers from san Antonio or Dallas.... I spent a day at the beach early October and it was great not too hot just perfect...I would... More 

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Austin, Texas
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61 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I used to enjoy going to this beach. It was clean and well maintained. It has been managed by the National Park Service for decades. I guess with budget cuts nationwide it's not that great of a beach to visit anymore. Probably better to hang up around the hotels on the island, or just drive on up toward Port A.... More 

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