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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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My wife's favorite beach

We love this beach. Never crowded. The cleanest beach in this area that we have found.. Great place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Naturally beautiful beach!

I absolutely love this beach. Drive it, walk it, bird watch it, bring your dogs and enjoy this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We love this beach. Never crowded. The cleanest beach in this area that we have found.. Great place to walk our dogs. Well worth the annual fee.

Thank Davidjc1959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love this beach. Drive it, walk it, bird watch it, bring your dogs and enjoy this unspoiled beach. Camp on it and let the waves lull you to sleep!

Thank 223maggie
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 11 November 2017

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 10 November 2017 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 7 November 2017

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 5 November 2017 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 5 November 2017

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
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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.