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Padre Island National Seashore

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20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6529
+1 361-949-8068
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Low tide, no traffic, beautiful breeze, not hot, not cold, purfect weather, collectible sea shells... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Such a pretty drive

We have lived in Texas all our lives and this was the first visit to the National Seashore. If you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Marcos, 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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20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6529
+1 361-949-8068
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Low tide, no traffic, beautiful breeze, not hot, not cold, purfect weather, collectible sea shells, fish are biting, plus catch the horses riding on the beach, check out the free petting zoo with the bratty, pampered pigs and miniature horses... they luv attenrion, you may...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived in Texas all our lives and this was the first visit to the National Seashore. If you get a chance to go do not miss it. It is very pretty with a visitor center that has a lot of local information. It...More

Thank GuidaSue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a weekday visit here when it was not crowded at all. The beaches have a lot of trash on them, so that was a disappointment, though it was mentioned all over the place how the trash washes up from the...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago

very pretty not as many spots in stop at the water shoreline is I hopped . very nice drive . no restaurants near the park

Thank jhowie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went out early in the middle of the week to avoid the crowds to look for the deer and other animals that rome the beach. It is peaceful in the mornings with the waves crashing a nd the different birds making there noises. I'd...More

Thank Alvin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of beaches, both ocean side and in the laguna. If you are a bird watcher that's the place to be, lots of different birds to observe. Plenty of fish for the fishers and wind for windsurfers. Weather in November is super nice averaging 27-30c,...More

Thank Windy_Al
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting CC we decided to drive out to the seashore. We enjoyed a long walk on the beach. The temperature was warm enough to swim, but none of us jumped in. There are great showers at the visitor center to help get some of...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice beach and it goes on forever. Watch out for jellyfish. Also be careful if you go off road that you do not get stuck.

Thank underthepines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Padre Island is a Texas jewel. Good beach with plenty of changing rooms. Hardly ever crowded. Clean and enjoyable.

Thank mtcreek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nor any turtles. Too early in the migration season maybe? Sure saw a lot more birdlife including Pelicans in the Galveston harbour! Had an excellent ranger lead free guided walk along the beach for an hour from the modest visitors centre. Visit all done in...More

Thank Kevin P
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13 August 2017|
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Response from mrmike8108 | Reviewed this property |
We saw dolphins in the bay by the Lexington & saw baby Sea Turtle release at Padre Island... there is lots of sea birds all over the area.
17 July 2017|
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Response from ccbeachcouple | Reviewed this property |
Of course, swimming is allowed.
Kim B
2 July 2017|
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Response from jerry c | Reviewed this property |
yes, it is 10.00 for the day per car.