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Worth the drive

This is an amazing National Park. The Rangers are super and really know their stuff- especially... read more

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danmurphy90
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San Antonio, Texas
Drive along beach

A nice beach you can drive down. I’ve been to better and I’ve been to worse. I expected it to be... read more

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Aggiebobcat
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Houston, Texas
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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...more
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20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6529
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an amazing National Park. The Rangers are super and really know their stuff- especially with the endangered turtles. Good gift shop and beach shelters. Nice showers also after a walk on the beach.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A nice beach you can drive down. I’ve been to better and I’ve been to worse. I expected it to be less crowded since it was October and I can’t imagine what it’s like during the real beach season. There’s trash around but like I...More

Thank Aggiebobcat
Reviewed 2 days ago

Only reason wouldn't be 5star, is bc there aren't but one tiny little trail for visitors to check out. Otherwise, it's amazing. The visitors center is WONDERFUL, great nice big deck overlooking the dunes, wonderful variety of programs the rangers there offer to help teach...More

Thank Whoop13
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband lived in this area when he was around 10 yrs. old. I have a b&w photo of him on the beach and wanted another like it! He loved it and I loved it for him! I was the only one in the family...More

1  Thank woodworker21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in neighborhood for 10 days, of the 10 you could not drive on beach 4 due to high water (caused by hurricane off Florida coast and high pressure in gulf pushing water ashore). Earlier in week we had 2 perfect days, where wind...More

Thank 3Tcubed
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great long beach. Next to the island. Beautiful skys.like a painting. We started at the visitor center. Went up the outlook. Wow. Walked to the beach. Great shower rooms. Wonderful family place.

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I totally recommend visiting this pristine barrier island and learn about the birds, animals and plants that call this habitat their home. The rangers do an outstanding job and offer a variety of educational programs and different times of the year. Something for everyone. The...More

Thank Worldtraveler1608
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few beaches where you are allowed to drive your vehicle on the beach. Locals set up camp for the day with grills, hammocks, etc. We rented a golf cart and drove for miles.

Thank janet m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little further out, but the beach was really pretty. There was also a lot more shells and less development than closer areas.

Thank Destination308418
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been on the road for two weeks before we managed to hit the beach and we were not disappointed. It was something of a drive to get there but once I had figured out the road configurations it became second nature. The beach...More

1  Thank Condor7148
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Katherine S
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Eva A | Reviewed this property |
I think you’ll be fine. The sand is very hard packed, like a dirt road. I had a rental with no WD so I didn’t go past the beach area they recommended, but I think you’ll be fine.
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Revecca A
July 7, 2018|
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Response from c_szostek | Reviewed this property |
Are you talking about shrimp to fish with or shrimp to eat?
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Ra M
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Jeff A | Reviewed this property |
Holiday Inn Express N. Padre Island and Home Suites are both just a short drive to the National Seashore and short walk to the beach.
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