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Padre Island National Seashore

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Address: 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6529
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A 15-minute drive from downtown Corpus Christi transports you to this...

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.

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Amazing seaworld to enjoy!

All type of seaworld animals and lovely views you will find at this place. Enjoyed the weather and relaxing beach. Fished a shark by accident and let it free!

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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

All type of seaworld animals and lovely views you will find at this place. Enjoyed the weather and relaxing beach. Fished a shark by accident and let it free!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's ok. It can be pretty dirty and there are always large crowds of people, not a lot of shade and the bathrooms are disgusting.

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Thank Marisa E
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a Texan I always visit Padre when I go to Corpus. A trip would not be complete without a quick stop. Always such a serene place to calm down.

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Thank Dan R
Waco, Texas
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is truly nature at it's best. What is not to love. Yhe gulf of Mexico wiyh all it's splendor, the colors, the sand, the dunes, the vegitation, the wildlife, birds,seagulls, pelicans, wrens, sandpipers, cranes. One can drive down the shoreline but it is recommended that you have 4 wheel drive. Also bring plenty of water as you are on... More 

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Thank Saprtbum
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove the beach, did some night fishing, caught dinner and made a camp fire. Great memories! Just don't have open alcohol in the vehicle when driving. It's easy to forget. Fish a spot, move to the next place. Put the alcohol away!

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Thank MtnhikerDW
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing seashore....miles and miles of beach. One of our favorite places. Pack a picnic and spend tbe day. Also a great place to ride bikes if the tide is right. Check out the nature center and participate in one of the free tours. The bird tour and beach walk were both very good

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Thank Patricia W
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10 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The beach at the National Seashore is very clean and mostly populated by families or people fishing. It doesn't attract the party crowd seen on some of the other local beaches. It's well policed with Park Rangers and speed limits are enforced. (Trust me on that one.)

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Thank Burton C
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Feels private due to the expansive shore line. Pulled RV up along the beach rolled out the awning and enjoyed 5 hours of fun. Beach is free of debris and very sandy. Playing in the waves is the best.

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Thank AvajeanBean
Corpus Christi, Texas
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to learn about the beach wildlife and sealife. The visitor center is loaded with information regarding the National Seashore. It also has a consecession stand for eating and gift shop for gifts to remember you visit.

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Thank TroyCoast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a terrible time finding the hotel, never dreaming it would be literally wedged in behind a McD's ....hotel door entrance just steps from McDonald's rear drive-thru!! Pulling up to the door we found the entrance boarded up and under construction--a very small opening to try and get all our luggage through....jackhammering going on!!! Unfortunately, red flags were posted at... More 

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Thank Susan W

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