Padre Island National Seashore is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Corpus Christi, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 59 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


Located along the South Texas coast, Padre Island National Seashore protects the longest undeveloped stretch of barrier island in the world.

no shade
2 months ago

These beaches are very pretty and not to many people will be there the water is warm and muddy but it’s still pretty good

Fri Jan 05 2018

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

ohv/off road driving
Sat Nov 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.

Sun Jun 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.

Sun Jun 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.

5 months ago

bird watching
6 months ago

recorded Full Moon

bird watching
9 months ago

recorded Government Shutdown

Sun Jan 21 2018

Thu Nov 17 2016

scenic driving
Thu Jun 23 2016

Sun Jul 05 2015