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Padre Island National Seashore

#2 of 88 things to do in Corpus Christi Features Animals
20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6529
+1 361-949-8068
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Loved this beach

I had a great time here with my boys! Lots of surfing and the annual parking pass is only $12 Lots... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Billings, Montana
via mobile
weekend get away

When we were in San Antonio, we took a day trip down to Padre. The drive was about 170 miles but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jerry c
Thornton, Colorado
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • 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 via mobile

I had a great time here with my boys! Lots of surfing and the annual parking pass is only $12 Lots of jelly fish this time if year. I'd def recommend going here

Thank chericarmel
Reviewed 6 days ago

When we were in San Antonio, we took a day trip down to Padre. The drive was about 170 miles but the drive was nice and was the landscape. We arrived and only had to pay a 10.00 car fee for parking and access to...More

Thank jerry c
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to this beach last year and i loved the water. This beach is a lot cleaner than galveston beach. i would recomend this beach to anyone looking for a good beach.

Thank Sydney D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Texas coast doesn't have beautiful blue water, or palm trees or much in the way of shells and colorful wildlife. It is beautiful though. No where more so than the Padre Island National Seashore

Thank Irislupe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big thanks to all the folks who work so hard to help the Kemp Ridley sea turtles. We went for a hatchling release and it was a marvelous experience and such important work. Also the park is just a very special place. Thanks to all...More

Thank cheim
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised at how clean the water was here compared to my last visit to the coast, but still shocked that visitors would leave beer bottle and trash on the beach.

Thank Marvin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We try to go to Padre with Grand kids, Bob Hall pier is a stop we always make. We have puck we d up sand Dollars, and have many shells. A few Portuguese Man O War jellyfish found, cabbage head, the blue jellyfish a pain...More

Thank Betty W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Camping out here was absolutely amazing! The views of the stars was breathtaking and I definitely did not want to leave. I fell asleep to the sound of waves and I woke up to a peaceful sunrise.

Thank Alexis G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful beach! It is relaxing, calm and clean. Also has bathrooms and showers nearby and are also very clean. Recommend for all, including families with small children! Get there early to get a covered bench

Thank Perla R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Miles and miles of sea shore that is clean and pure. Be sure to know the limits of your vehicle - that is, if you drive a Prius or an Acura, you should ride with someone else because you will get stuck in the sand....More

Thank Richard M
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Alix R
I am assuming there are not trees for hammock camping... Are there any other options for serial hammockers?
15 March 2017|
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Response from rabbitt1000 | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember seeing even one tree while there.
Is there a pier to fish from?
13 March 2017|
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Response from Gerald T | Reviewed this property |
Not at the National Seashore itself. But there is a pier at Bob Hall county park on the way to the seashore.
Hi, Is there a place for RV camping in a 25 ft travel trailer?
3 February 2017|
Response from evenskellie | Reviewed this property |
Yes ... I'd call them and make sure they have available spots.. love camping there! It's amazing!