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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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Beach Padre Island National seashore

A lovely non expensive place tranquil great for beach-combing and not overly commercialized which... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kristen M
via mobile
First Time Driving On A Beach...for 35 miles

Finally had an open day to spend at the beach. It was a week day and the crowds were minimal... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark H
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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 yesterday via mobile

A lovely non expensive place tranquil great for beach-combing and not overly commercialized which made it a great place to commune with nature

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Finally had an open day to spend at the beach. It was a week day and the crowds were minimal. Stopped and talked to several fisherman who were all smiles for a good day fishing. Several groups of friends and families enjoying their downtime. Would've...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The beaches are beautiful but we actually came to watch the turtle hatchling release. This was on my daughter's bucket list as well as mine. My grandkids were thrilled. This was an experience they'll always remember.

Thank joymariebeach
Reviewed 4 days ago

Your chance to try being deserted on a desert island is here. SIXTY MILES of undeveloped shoreline! It's crazy big. We camped in our 30' travel trailer at mile six. The sand was as firm and smooth concrete. Made for great driving and the kids...More

Thank MN_Peter
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love this place! I am from Minnesota and we indeed love our parks, but this one was right up there with us. I loved driving on the shoreline🤗 The only sad thing was the trash, NOT their fault, due to Irma but very wonderful...More

Thank 583dane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have an annual pass and try to come here once a week or so. Sometimes we drive down the beach. Sometimes we just hang at Malaquite. Staff and rangers friendly and knowledgeable. Facilities clean. Not too trashy. Great sand and surf. For us it's...More

Thank Rmsaunders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peaceful, preserved, calming, friendly. All these things and on budget, nearby, and clean. You gotta make a stop there, it's worth the time and money.

Thank 389dagobertop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were in CC with our son, daughter-in-law and 6 grandkids in mid-August. We were in a condo on Padre Island just a few miles north of the Padre Island National Seashore so access to the Seashore was very easy. We had...More

Thank constmgr7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was spared much damage. Everything was running and looked great. The visitor center had a nice area on education. They also had showers. The camping area looked nice. You get a grill, table and a canopy. You're right next to you neighbor though.

Thank scfal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous, clean and family beach. I cannot believe how much we enjoyed it. We went to Malaquite Beach where the visitor center is. The view from the deck is amazing. There is a walk over the dunes to get to the beach....More

Thank stephinc2017
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Questions & Answers
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.
17 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.