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“Not worth the $10 entry!”

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 14 June 2014 via mobile

If you have all day to spend, this is your place. But if you just want to spend a couple hours, Save your money and just drive the beach around Bob Hall pier.

2  Thank flow p
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

I love visiting the national seashore so I have a yearly pass. I most enjoy the ability to drive on the beach and be distant from other beach goers. Sometimes there is a lot of seaweed but overall this is the best beach I've come across in Corpus Christi. There is a gift shop, outdoor showers, bathroom and a camp ground.

3  Thank Brooke P
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Over 70 miles of beaches on one of the most tranquil, unspoiled coasts in America.
It is exactly what you were expecting when Florida coastal development let you down.

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We were in Corpus Christi we decided to take a trip to Padre Island for the day. What a wonderful beach, great sand and surf. Wonderful!

1  Thank P51rayf
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Miles of white sand. Totally awesome. Its the first time I could drive along the seas shore...on the sand. I loved Corpus Christie...a little place somewhere back in time. It reminded me of Southern Californai in the early 1960's.

1  Thank JWestHardin2013
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