Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore is the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world. As such, the seashore is a protected area for sea turtles and birds that live in rookeries here. The dunes, tidal flats, and prairies are also protected. Spanish shipwrecks of 1554 occurred here, and many artifacts are on display in local museums. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore at the Gulf of Mexico has warm weather year-round to enjoy. With 70 miles of protected seashore, there is a lot to explore. Traveling along the seashore in an RV is the perfect way to get to many of the beaches to birdwatch, fish, windsurf, or simply sightsee.

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How To Get To Padre Island National Seashore

If you are traveling from San Antonio, take I-37 S/US-281 S from W Market St. Continue on I-37 S to Corpus Christi. Follow signs to enter onto S Padre Island Dr/Park Rd 22. Continue on Park Rd 22 until you see signs for Padre Island National Seashore, which will be on your left. The seashore is open year-round. 


20301 Park Rd 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Fee: Entry fee (per vehicle) $10.0

Fee: Entry fee (per person for bicyclists and pedestrians) $5.0

Fee: Entry fee (per motorcycle) $7.0

Located in the Gulf of Mexico, the Padre Island National Seashore is an enticing paradise to explore. From hunting seashells at low tide to hunting waterfowl to hunting sightings of animals, you will have a memorable time. An RV is a wonderful way to travel the length of the seashore; in many areas, you can drive up on the sand next to the water.