Padre Island National Seashore is located near Corpus Christi, TX and offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is primarily used for birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Located along the South Texas coast, Padre Island National Seashore protects the longest undeveloped stretch of barrier island in the world.
Pretty much it is a beach walk however, it is a comfortable walk because the sand is pretty compacted and you will get bogged down like other beaches. The constant off shore breeze will help cool you down and you can always jump in the ocean if you are attired correctly.
Beautiful sunrise. Long stretches of empty and unspoilt beach. There is some trash that washes up in parts of the beach depending on the tides, but overall a very clean beach.
Take state Highway 358 SE out of Corpus Christi, when 358 dead ends at Padre Island, take a right down Padre Island drive to the end of the road ..... literally. Nice National Park Service pavilion is pretty much the only structure you will see. The trail, well when you're on a narrow barrier island there's only one trail and it's called "the beach". And there are miles and miles and miles of it.
I've never seen the beach crowded (as opposed to the other beach areas on Padre and Mustang Islands). A very relaxing and beautiful destination.