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Padre Island National Seashore

20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6529
+1 361-949-8068
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Nice clean beach and friendly rangers

The drive out to the Padre Island National Seashore was really pretty and quiet! We got there in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sjones896
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Shawnee, Kansas
Why bother with forida

Returned to beautiful tranquil beaches of padre island both after 40 years. Virtually unchanged... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom G
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Crown Point, Indiana
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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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“visitor center” (125 reviews)
“wheel drive” (65 reviews)
“padre island” (117 reviews)
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20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6529
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The drive out to the Padre Island National Seashore was really pretty and quiet! We got there in the early afternoon and it was almost empty. The rangers were super friendly and helpful. Our kids completed the junior ranger program and the ranger took her...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returned to beautiful tranquil beaches of padre island both after 40 years. Virtually unchanged, full of beauty and splendor we have surrendered in other places in the name of progress. All the people we met where extremely friendly every thing is well maintained. A people...More

1  Thank Tom G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful trip to the beach with our 2 year old. The area was clean, while the water wasn’t crystal clear like you would see in the Bahamas it was still fun to splash in.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming for years, it is alway a challenge to get us to leave. Love coming here and maybe some day we will stay.

1  Thank Gina B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We raced to the visitor center about 10 minutes before closing. The staff was great and didn't rush me at all as I looked at everything. My friend watched the video and said it was very informative. After that, we walked down to the beach....More

Thank txsnyders
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone here twice. Enjoy the natural beaches vs. the more commercially developed one's as it feels very quaint here. We have gone during the week during off season and enjoy how peaceful and quiet it is on the beach. Enjoy talking to the...More

Thank Jeff A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive along this seashore was amazing, especially when driving on the beach. Remember to take your National Park pass.

Thank Diane1960_13
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visit the National Seashore on a daily basis and absolutely love it. No phone service and very secluded. Recommend 4x4 if planning on going past the 5 mile marker. Perfect for fishing, swimming, finding seaglass and seashells, and hiking. All around great getaway from...More

Thank jmerchant83
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have had many great times with family and friends! From camping out on the beach to just enjoying the sounds of the ocean!

Thank TravelsbyLikisha
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a warm day ,but too early in the season.Not much going on.If it were crowded ,be repaired to spend a day. One road in and out.

Thank royk647
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ktnryansmom
21 May 2018|
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Response from Jeff A | Reviewed this property |
There is also Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham right next to the Holiday Inn Express. I have not stayed at that hotel so cann effectively comment on it.
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afsar5151
31 March 2018|
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Response from Ginger T | Reviewed this property |
phone service is sketchy it just depends on where your campsite is. If you're out on the Padre Island's it's there most of the time I had service most of the time and of course if you stay in town at a campground you'll have... More
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Derek L
20 March 2018|
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Response from 646beverleyk | Reviewed this property |
You drive to the Island directly from Corpus Christi.
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