Padre Island National Seashore

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20402 Park Road 22
Corpus Christi, United States 78418
(261) 949-9951
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Situated in the coast of South Texas, Padres Island National Seashore is known for its beaches.  Come for pristine camping in locations that are only accessible with 4-wheel drive vehicle.  It is the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world.

Padres Island National Seashore is also one of the most important nesting beaches for the Kemp's Ridley Sea turtles (outside of Rancho Nuevo in Mexico).  These are the smallest of the sea turtle speices - averaging less than 1 metre long.  Kemp's Ridley turtles are also critically endangered.   In 2008, a record number of nests were found in this location.  Volunteers score the beaches to identify and protect the turtle nests.

At Padres Island Seashore, you'll also be able to see over 380 different species of birds - over 45% of all bird species documented in North America.  This is because Padre Island lies along a major migratory route known as the Central Flyway.
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Getting there:
Southeast of Corpus Christi.  Head east along Highway 358 (Padre Island Drive), go onto park road 22
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Feb 16, 2009
Very long stretches of beaches, and some of the spots have few people, and the dunes are great. The water is very warm (Gulf tends to be warmer than most other bodies of water), and the sun can be intense. Shell collecting isn't always good, but it's easy to find sand dollars close to shore.
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Jul 31, 2010
I love Corpus, but the Gulf of Mexico is not the "place to be" lately...I hope that changes in the near future.
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Jul 22, 2008
Nice beaches, lot's of wildlife... watch the sharks....
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Aug 20, 2008
Great sand, huge sand dunes, and you can drive on it.
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