We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6529
Phone Number:
+1 361-949-8068
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,181 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 772
    Excellent
  • 262
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
My relaxing place

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Steelwool13
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

1,181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,152: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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.

Helpful?
Thank Steelwool13
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 .

Helpful?
Thank Markavillarreal
Irving, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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.

Helpful?
Thank Ajay M
Middletown, Delaware, United States
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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.

Helpful?
Thank Richard S
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Helpful?
Thank bruce s
Long Beach, California
Level Contributor
122 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

Helpful?
Thank Nas S
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days 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 .

Helpful?
Thank tyounk51
Lakeland, Minnesota
Level Contributor
539 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days 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 

Helpful?
Thank AdventureLass
Palisade, Colorado
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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.

Helpful?
Thank boxerdog12345
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Worth the drive !!! Yes you have to pay but it's a National park so if you're a member you don't ! You can drive on the beach and drive far if you have a 4 wheel drive. Great swimming, fishing & sunning !!! You can't beat the views !!!

Helpful?
Thank Julie F

Travellers who viewed Padre Island National Seashore also viewed

Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast
Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast
 
Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast
Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to Padre Island National Seashore? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Padre Island National Seashore and other visitors
32 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (32)

Questions? Get answers from Padre Island National Seashore staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?