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Address: 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6529
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+1 361-949-8068
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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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PINS as we call it! The Padre Island National Seashore is one of my favorite places on Earth. It's where I grew up. I have spent at least 50 years of my life on this beach and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

PINS as we call it! The Padre Island National Seashore is one of my favorite places on Earth. It's where I grew up. I have spent at least 50 years of my life on this beach and have loved every moment of it. It is pure natural beauty in my eyes. The perfect unspoiled place. Now here is the important... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Driving was great. Hard pack all the way to the 18. Fair shelling. Beach was fairly clean. Incoming tide so didn't stay as long as I wanted. Be sure to pick up a trash bag at the entrance. Every little bit picked up helps.

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Thank Steelwool13
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

P.I.N.S. Is great place to relax and catch some fish . You can drive down the each and find a nice quite place with no one for miles . The fishing is perfect and beach combing is perfect .

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Irving, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The sea was rough on the day I visited and the water cold. The facilities at the national park are well maintained. The water was warmer in the Corpus Christi bay compared to water in Gulf of Mexico.

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Middletown, Delaware, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like boardwalks and quaint shops and restaurants like New Jersey or Delaware, do not go. If you like rustic and pristine, this is the beach for you. Be prepared to park on the beach in some areas. We do not fish, but there is plenty of opportunity to do so.

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Thank Richard S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As always it was very well-kept enjoyed looking at the visitor center sand was a little bit too deep 2 travel down the beach very far the park rangers were very informative at the visitors center and warned us that a tide was coming in not to go to to far on the beach my brother who is from Indiana... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a lovely beach than most in Texas. There's a lot to explore in terms of natural habitat such as bird watching and observing turtles during their season.

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Thank Nas S
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was very windy which I would think was probably normal. Lots of beach to walk endlessly on. We went over to the windsurfing beach, also that was cool watching the windsurfers race by. The ocean side is not a good beach to swim. Maybe wade .

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Thank tyounk51
Lakeland, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An easy find on Park Rd 22, this is a pristine area of beach suitable for long walks, shell finding treasures, camping, swimming, and wave watching. I even saw dolphins playing and jumping at the outer waves! The main area where everyone goes is a beach you drive on, with the northbound traffic having the right of way. Go further... More 

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Palisade, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see beach. It is beautiful and clean. Plan on going back again and spending more time on it. If you a bird watcher there are lots of them.

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