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Address: 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6529
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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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In the winter, experience the bioluminescent seaweed

We went again recently to see the bioluminescent seaweed and it was awesome. We got there at sunset and walked out where there was no light. We saw dim blue light in the water and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went again recently to see the bioluminescent seaweed and it was awesome. We got there at sunset and walked out where there was no light. We saw dim blue light in the water and as we walked along the shore, the seaweed on the beach glowed under our feet as we walked over it. Awesome experience. It's only visible... More 

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Richland, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was disappointed in the beach, very tight and campers blocking access to the beach, sand was soft so you had to watch where you drove. The beaches 10 minutes north along Port Aransas are a lot better, very wide and open, plenty of room to drive and park on the beach with compacted sand.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This one of the jewels of Texas. It rates very high on my scale of things. I love the place. You can walk for miles and mile and surf fish if you so desire. A nifty place to bring the kids and grandkids. Totally safe except you need sunscreen by the gallon. A great place to pop a tent and... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This national park is staffed year-round mostly by volunteers who take the time to give educational lectures and birding tours. The volunteers are quite knowledgeable and very interesting. The best shell hunting is a long drive south and having a four-wheel drive is recommended. Birding is excellent especially during migration season. I have never seen so many species of waterfowl... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful drive!!! We went as far as we could driving on the beach. Loved watching the birds.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

PINS as we call it! The Padre Island National Seashore is one of my favorite places on Earth. It's where I grew up. I have spent at least 50 years of my life on this beach and have loved every moment of it. It is pure natural beauty in my eyes. The perfect unspoiled place. Now here is the important... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Driving was great. Hard pack all the way to the 18. Fair shelling. Beach was fairly clean. Incoming tide so didn't stay as long as I wanted. Be sure to pick up a trash bag at the entrance. Every little bit picked up helps.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

P.I.N.S. Is great place to relax and catch some fish . You can drive down the each and find a nice quite place with no one for miles . The fishing is perfect and beach combing is perfect .

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Irving, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The sea was rough on the day I visited and the water cold. The facilities at the national park are well maintained. The water was warmer in the Corpus Christi bay compared to water in Gulf of Mexico.

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Middletown, Delaware, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like boardwalks and quaint shops and restaurants like New Jersey or Delaware, do not go. If you like rustic and pristine, this is the beach for you. Be prepared to park on the beach in some areas. We do not fish, but there is plenty of opportunity to do so.

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