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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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Fun beach excursion

We were here over the 4th of July. The place was hopping yet we were able to find a great place to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing! Totally alone with the beach

My kids and I wanted to go mostly to participate in the Junior Ranger program and earn our badge-I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie S
Laurel, Mississippi
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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 2 days ago

We were here over the 4th of July. The place was hopping yet we were able to find a great place to park and and enjoy the beach. If you are in the area you must go to the beach. Wonderful drive with nice views...More

Thank DAN S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids and I wanted to go mostly to participate in the Junior Ranger program and earn our badge-I had no idea how beautiful and private this place would be. The picnic tables at the visitor center were covered (watch out for the sea gulls)...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love PINS. We started coming the past two years to watch the baby turtle releases. I grew up fishing the surf and will always be a part of the National Seashore.

Thank hoov427
Reviewed 1 week ago

the drive from our flooded city friendswood along the coast through rockport and port Aransas and seeing all the damage was very sad. then we drove to padre island sea shore . on the way in we had a coyote and a deer pass in...More

Thank rwkeith
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place... calm, peaceful, easy to find even for an out of towner. I would go back if I visit the area again.

Thank MarySEverett_Wa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful area to drive through, but we went through after the hurricanes and we saw so much of the devastation and debris. The community seems to have rallied well, but it will take MONTHS to fully recover.

Thank nunnyabiznez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like walking the beaches looking for shell. The beaches are always clean, except during the sea weed gathering after a storm. That can't be helped.

Thank DGGarofolo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised at how few people were at this beach. The entrance fee of $10 seems excessive for 'off season'. There were maybe 6 cars in the lot. the Welcome Center staff was helpful and kind. The bathrooms are ok. The changing area is...More

Thank Rebe79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove on the beach all the way to Big Shell beach. Didn’t find any big shells, but lots of little ones. The water, weather, and wind was great. Looking forward to going again.

Thank funtravels001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the Visitor Center, the watch tower and walking the beaches. We saw crabs of all sizes building their dens in the sand & playing in the water. Watched so many birds feeding in the water that it was just an amazing visit.

Thank Jim B
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14 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.
18 July 2017|
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Response from ccbeachcouple | Reviewed this property |
Of course, swimming is allowed.
Kim B
3 July 2017|
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Response from jerry c | Reviewed this property |
yes, it is 10.00 for the day per car.