Padre Island National Seashore Trails

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Padre Island: Aransas Pass to Padre Island National Seashore :: Aransas Pass, TX

A 41-mile drive, beginning with a ferry crossing, along two coastal barrier islands, Mustang and Padre islands. This drive follows two of many low-lying islands that line the coast of Texas and other Gulf states. They are called barrier islands becau

Padre Island National Seashore :: Corpus Christi, TX

One of America’s great natural areas, Padre Island National Seashore protects 130,454 acres of the longest undeveloped section of barrier island in the world. Undeveloped is the key word here: The great majority of the park comprises rarely visited

Padre Island National Seashore :: Corpus Christi, TX

Primitive RV and tent camping. A camping permit is required and is available at the Malaquite Visitor Center; reservations are not taken, but none are needed as space is always available. Camping is permitted from the dunes to the water’s edge (about

Padre Island National Seashore Trails :: Corpus Christi, TX

It is hard to believe there is still a beach in this country that stretches for 60 undisturbed miles, with nary a condo or bar in sight. But here it is, the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world (ending at the human-made Mansfiel

Padre Island National Seashore :: Corpus Christi, TX

As you leave the city of Corpus Christi, the wide-open spaces of the world’s longest undeveloped stretch of barrier island beckons you like a siren’s song. For those tent campers who live too far inland, a yearly journey to Padre Island National Seas

South Padre Island :: South Padre Island, TX

South Padre is not to be confused with Padre Island National Seashore,a national park unit of miles of unspoiled beach, located four hours north by road (and not accessible via the island itself). South Padre is lined with hotels, condominiums, and

Malaquite Beach Hike :: Corpus Christi, TX

Hikers can begin their Padre Island beach hike at just about any point along this 60-mile stretch of undeveloped barrier island by driving to it as long as they have a four-wheel-drive vehicle and know how to negotiate sand. Most beaches in Texas are