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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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Beautiful and rustic national campsite

If you have your senior pass, then your camping here is for $4. No services, but the ocean crashing and the seagulls pelicans flying. There are cold showers and flush toilets. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Caldwell, Idaho
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Caldwell, Idaho
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have your senior pass, then your camping here is for $4. No services, but the ocean crashing and the seagulls pelicans flying. There are cold showers and flush toilets. It is just beautiful. Lots of large RVs but there are quiet hours for generators. We had a great time riding bikes and walking the beach

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Sugar Land
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Clean Ocean and Pets Friendly. It cost you nothing to use plus free and safe parking. Also close is friendly restaurant and volley ball curt to use. I love this place and I will keep going back to this place.

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Indianapolis
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154 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This National Seashore has wonderful beaches and birding opportunities. We wished we would have had more time to explore. You do need to have a car to get there.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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113 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We camped here over the holidays and while the weather was less than cooperative it was still awesome. Very close to water and you could hear the waves crashing all night. Clean restrooms, showers are cold water only which is a bummer but not a deterrent! We had a solar shower and filled it with warm water and it was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet beach away from the crowds, there is a visitor center with gift shop and bathrooms on a wood deck, with the wood walkway that leads out to the beach. On the beach there are a few wooden/grass cabanas. There is a lot of information posted about the turtle sanctuary and conservation efforts to help sea turtles.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is the beach to visit if you are in town. Cars are not allowed on the beach, so you don't have to worry about getting run over while enjoying the seashore. You can walk for miles. Beautiful seabirds and shells. Truly a local gem. Get a season pass if you live nearby.

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Longview, Washington
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Was greeted by some super nice park hosts Carol and Lloyd. Very friendly and accommodating. I payed $8 a night. Expect a 10 dollar national park fee if there's a attendant. Grounds are very clean. Sand is nice on the feet. Great breeze off the gulf if your into that. Me, I like it. Bathrooms have functioning toilets and ground... More 

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

There was no charge on Christmas. The facilities are nice (showers/bathrooms). The sand is divinely soft. Worth the drive.

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Cary, Illinois
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

review by my 8yr old: When we went to the beach, it was the holiday and the entrance was free. The water was not so clean but the temperature of the water was perfect. There is a large variety of animals. We have found,7 Jelly fish,5 Crabs, 3 Starfish, and more Sea shells than you can think of. We have... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Was on vacation in October with young kids and we loved it. Quiet and great access to the beach. The facility has big changing rooms and showers on the board walk so I did not end up with a bunch of sand in the car at the end of the day. The gift shops have reasonably priced items and items... More 

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