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Padre Island National Seashore

20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6529
+1 361-949-8068
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Beautiful nature & peaceful location

Best place to see the turtle hatchling release every year. Call the turtle hotline or go to their... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jennye331
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Corpus Christi, Texas
via mobile
beautiful and relaxing

drive off the beaten path, park, take out your cooler and lawn chairs and just enjoy. the gift shop... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
owens361
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Corpus Christi, 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, bird-watching and viewing wildlife.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (127 reviews)
“wheel drive” (65 reviews)
“padre island” (118 reviews)
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20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6529
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+1 361-949-8068
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"visitor center"
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"wheel drive"
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"padre island"
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"natural beach"
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"mile marker"
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"sea turtle release"
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"miles and miles"
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"baby turtles"
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"beach combing"
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"nice beach"
in 59 reviews
"barrier island"
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"bird watching"
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"lot of seaweed"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best place to see the turtle hatchling release every year. Call the turtle hotline or go to their Facebook page for the schedule. Other times of the year are pleasant: quiet, clean, and beautiful.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

drive off the beaten path, park, take out your cooler and lawn chairs and just enjoy. the gift shop and beach area are great but the actual seashore is quiet and lovely - you may need 4-wheel drive if the sand is soft.

Thank owens361
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful treasure. The pavilion is wonderful and a supper great way to eliminate some of the sand. The rangers are helpful and friendly and full of knowledge.

Thank gdewolfe24
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Have access to Showers and Restroom and lot of Parking space. Safe for Family. Worth a visit during Turtle breeding Season.

Thank JigarSinojia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a 4 wheel drive this is the place to be. 60 miles of pristine beaches with no commercial development. Bring plenty of food and water. There is no cell service. That's part of the experience. To totally disconnect!

Thank c_szostek
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish we could have spent more time here. Thanks to all those dedicating their working lives to making this planet a better place for us all.

Thank dr01a1940
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This island park is a remote wilderness right in the backyard of Corpus Christi. You can drive 60 miles south on the island IF you have four wheel drive after about the first 10 miles. Drive down to Big Shell or Little Shell beach...just as...More

1  Thank Trace P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes it’s hot out here in the sun but the breeze is persistent and the people friendly. Enjoyed the hours spent walking the shore. But where are all the shells? Saw only a few.

Thank Eva L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous beach!! Clean sand to walk around. Great swells to jump around in. We had an amazing time!

Thank Leslie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect place for family experience on a beautiful beach! Lots of free and inexpensive parking places in many different parking places.

Thank djfluth
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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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Heather B
June 5, 2018|
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Response from Jeff A | Reviewed this property |
I have not camped there, only done day visits. Recommend you go the National Park Service website and go to Padre Island National Seashore. There is information there for the five designated campground areas in the park... More
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ktnryansmom
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Nick C | Reviewed this property |
Check out AirBnB listings on “the island.”
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