Explore the most popular trails in Padre Island National Seashore with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The Longest Stretch of Undeveloped Barrier Island in The World Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world. The park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats teeming with life. It is a safe nesting ground for the Kemp

walking
5 months ago

Quiet in the springtime compared to the popular "spring breaker" beaches. Very few places to sit once you start walking, but still good for a stroll. If you have bike tires made for sand you can ride along the shore. Mind the jellyfish.

camping
Friday, January 05, 2018

Does anyone have any experience how the camping is in the area? Looking at coming down early summer.

off road driving
Saturday, November 25, 2017

My daughter and I drove about 25 miles down the beach. Played in a little loose sand splashed in the water once or twice. Just a nice easy cruise.

walking
Sunday, June 28, 2015

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.

hiking
Sunday, June 02, 2013

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.

bird watching
1 month ago

bird watching
1 month ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Sunday, January 21, 2018

hiking
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Thursday, November 17, 2016

scenic driving
Thursday, June 23, 2016