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“Good fishing”

Padre Island National Seashore
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 21 February 2012

This is a great place to walk the beach looking for shells. Love the warm breeze and few people.

Thank lovetoeatMichigan
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

This is a site to behold....piping plovers, gulls, terns on beach. Deer in marsh. Windsurfers, fisherman in Laguna Madre. Drove on beach as sand is hardpacked. This is heaven....

Thank Kayaker318
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

We like the fresh air and we like to walk along the beaches, this is quite and not alot of people around.

Thank Monica L
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

We've visited South Padre Island several times and have always come home with a box full of pretty shells - sundials, conch, sand dollars, etc. - so we expected to do the same on Padre Island. That wasn't the case. In fact, we drove several miles without seeing anything more than shell bits - and a lot of trash. Because the beach isn't all that wide, four-wheel drive is a MUST - and in some spots, the loose sand and deep ruts make driving a little nerve wracking! Factor in the restriction on metal detecting and you wonder about the point of visiting. There is a nice gift shop and visitor's center though.

1  Thank Bunnyzed
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

Nice views, nice beaches, nice people. Take the loop that includes Mustang Beach and the ferry ride with your car. Be sure to go to the State Park where they let you drive on the beach. What a blast!

1  Thank JoJoArkansas
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