Padre Island National Seashore

Vacationing on the beach is the dream vacation of many people, and North Padre Island is the place to come for beautiful beaches. The Padre Island National Seashore protects a large portion of North Padre Island, helping the island remain a sanctuary for a variety of wildlife and keeps the beaches clean and beautiful.

While much of the island is primitive, the northern most part of the island that links over to Corpus Christi contains various beach homes, resorts, restaurants, and other commercial and residential developments. This makes it easy for you to enjoy the beaches.

Highlights of Padre Island National Seashore

If you love nature, you’ll love Padre Island National Seashore. The seashore is an important habitat for a variety of wildlife, including the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle. If you enjoy birdwatching, come in early spring or fall/winter for a chance to see 380 different species of birds that migrate to or through the park. If you like being on the water, you can go windsurfing at Bird Island Basin or go kayaking or boating around the island. You can also enjoy fishing and four wheeling.

Enjoy the beaches. One thing the park isn’t short of is beautiful beaches; the majority of the beaches are closed to vehicles, making it safer for your family to enjoy nature. When you do go out, take a trash bag with you to pick up your trash and help the island by picking up any trash that you find.

Visit North Padre Island

Padre Island National Seashore could be the main attraction or one of many attractions that you visit while staying on North Padre Island. You won’t be bored with the sweeping beauty of the seashore and gulf, the waterparks, aquarium, battleship or other attractions here.

If you’re not keen on saying in the primitive camp site in the park, you can take advantage of the wide range of accommodations within easy driving distance. If you’re looking for a ‘home away from home’, a vacation home rental is a great place to start; you get the comforts of home, but the location of a dream.


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