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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore
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Owner description: 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.
St. Albert, Alberta
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

Goes on for miles and miles, beautiful views and sand. Lots of people fish from shores. Nice experience

Visited February 2014
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful and long seashore!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

This national seashore is a treasure. It has 50 miles of beach that are only accessible by 4 wheel drive. The visitors center is new and there is several things to see there. It is a gem to see areas that are untouched - waiting only for the turtle that come to lay their eggs in April.

Visited March 2014
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Uncrowded!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

We drove south on the beach from access road 5 and parked. Very few people. Many gulls. Friendly people, if few of them.

Visited March 2014
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Glenview, Illinois
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Simply wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

The seashore was everything and more. Easy to get to from Corpus Christi. Thoroughly enjoyed watching the migrating pelicans navigating the "seashore highway" as they head north for the summer. Good restroom facilities at the Visitor Center/Store area. Best to bring a picnic lunch or dinner with you, but if you forget anything, you can fill-in with supplies from the store (chips, drinks, ice cream, etc). Don't forget to buy a souvenir or two to support this national seashore, and get your stamp for your National Park Passport.
I dream of returning someday, with a 4x4 so I can explore the 60 mile stretch of beach only navigable by 4x4's.
Wonderful place to sit and listen to the surf. Gentle breeze (in March), gentle sun (bring your sunscreen though!)
Educational opportunities for kids and adults alike. Check out the numerous programs they offer as well.

Visited March 2014
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Very relaxing, not as good as Florida since I'm a born native but I still enjoyed how laid back it was

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