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Padre Island National Seashore

#2 of 91 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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Stop Trashing Talking Texas Beaches

Ok people, this is a beach west of the Mississippi so you won't find white powder and clear water... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Arlington TX
Great beach

Very clean Lots of parking. Great time with the kids playing and hunting sea shells. Highly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
McKinney, Texas
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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 yesterday

Ok people, this is a beach west of the Mississippi so you won't find white powder and clear water, but you will find an absolutely amazing beach that will teach you lot's of things if you take a look at the National Park Service Visitors...More

Thank BlackfootDaisy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very clean Lots of parking. Great time with the kids playing and hunting sea shells. Highly recommended

Thank G6001XSjeffc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love coming to Corpus/Padre Island. Friendly, beautiful and so much to do! We drive out to the National Seashore for the solitude and beauty. It's clean, there are showers and bathrooms, as well as a gift shop/educational area that is open during business hours....More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited padre island went to mustang beach and it was very nice . You can park your car right by the water . The water was amazingly warm like taking a warm bath at home . Clean just over all great experience .

Thank DAN P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great beach! Swimming and fishing can be easily done! Also it is not as glamorized, so it is a lot less full!

Thank Jai100Owen
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Padre Island, Mustang Island, Port Aransas....amazing! Buy the beach access sticker at a local gas station so you can drive on the beach.

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stunning and very clean beach. Just make sure to wear some sunscreen! Lots of beautiful birds flying over as you lay in the sun. The warmest water I have ever been in. Love that you can drive right up to the beach with your vehicle....More

1  Thank chenellec93
Reviewed 1 week ago

Will visit again - loved the beach...clean sand; water clear; quiet! Drove on the beach - great fun!

Thank Michele D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Avoid the big holidays if you're with kids. Pretty beach. Descent surf. All around good place to chill. If you want a beach party... go on the 4th of July!

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was a special stop this time. We had the privilege to see the Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles release. What a wonderful experience. We always come to the National Seashore. We also carefully drove down the beach to marker 20 to find shells. This...More

1  Thank KLanigan03
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Questions & Answers
17 July 2017|
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.
Alix R
14 March 2017|
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Response from rabbitt1000 | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember seeing even one tree while there.