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Padre Island National Seashore

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Address: 20420 Park Rd 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300
Phone Number: (361) 949-8068
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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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Serene and Peaceful

I love this beach.. one of my favorite things about this beach is that cars are not allowed to drive on it. It also has handicap sand accessible wheelchairs that are wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this beach.. one of my favorite things about this beach is that cars are not allowed to drive on it. It also has handicap sand accessible wheelchairs that are wonderful. The visitor center is full of facts to learn and then go enjoy a beautiful clean beach in the sun.. or not in the sun.. it is still... More 

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Malta, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The South Padre Island National Seashore is a little bit of paradise. Beautiful beaches with few February visitors although we did see a few intrepid campers. We only drove about 6 miles down the sand but plan to go back and make it at least to Shell Beach.

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Thank Bonnie L
Odessa, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The shore was a lot cleaner then others we visited in Corpus. A lot less people which provided the family a better time.

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Thank Dan P
South Deerfield
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the National Seashore two days. We did a Ranger Walk one day and learned a lot about the history of the area. We then took a long walk south on the beach. Having cars and trucks drive by is a bit disconcerting but traffic was not too heavy this time of year. Lots of birds. We went... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Walk or drive but be sure to check out the beach, dunes, bird island basin and surf. Great fishing bird watching or shell hunting. I just saw dozens of sandhill cranes, roseate spoonbills, even deer tracks on the beach - and I was lucky enough to grow up here.

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Thank 218debbiem218
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting south Texas, this place must be a place to visit. It is the best attraction that has many more things to offer than just the ocean. It is the world`s longest undeveloped barrier island. One can enjoy wild animals, different species of birds. Many birds rest on their way to south America. This place offers a... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought our lifetime passes (62 & older). Went to Visitor Center & drove through campground. So neat to drive on beach a must see.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful stretch of beach worth spending the day at. The wind makes it a few degrees cooler so bring an extra layer of clothes. Also take along a bag or bucket to pick up beach litter. If every visitor spent just 5 minutes picking up litter washed up by the ocean, this beach could be pristine. The park provides... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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499 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot of white sand, but it ends and transitions to a brown sand as it gets close to the water. It was a nice place to go for a visit in January, but I was just a little bit too cold to be able to stay at the beach.

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vacationfamily3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the drive! Clean beach! Picnic areas, showers, restrooms! The gulf of Mexico !!! Hospitable park rangers- knowledgable. Go to see the sea turtle releases if you can. What a site!

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