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Around The Area

North Padre Island is a unique coastal landscape. A barrier island located within the city limits of Corpus Christi, Texas the island has a distinct, relaxing, coastal style which comes from miles of open beaches, white sand dunes and protected wetlands. Bordered on the east by the Gulf of Mexico and on the west by the Laguna Madre, North Padre Island has one of the longest undeveloped beaches in the world! The island offers abundant nature, seashore breezes, scenic views and friendly people. All this complimented by a relaxing, laid back community of coastal homes and vacation spots nestled in the dunes and along the water's edge.

Take a day to visit Port Aransas, and then enjoy some live entertainment at one of the local fine-dining restaurants. Other area attractions include the Art Museum of South Texas, the Art Center of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Raceway, Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History, Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens, the U.S.S. Lexington, Texas State Aquarium, Heritage Park, and the downtown seawall. Also, we're the home of the Hooks, Hurricane Alley and our Padre Island National Seashore!

North Padre Island (or Upper Padre Island) benefits from an average summer temperature of 91.2 degrees and an average off-season temperature of 71 degrees, offering year round outdoor activities such as fishing, birding, surfing, kayaking, kite boarding, hiking, beachcombing, golfing, swimming, tennis, horseback riding on the beach, sailing, swimming, boogie boarding, windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing, camping, snorkeling, bicycling, relaxing on the beaches and more.

Slip on your sunglasses and head out to our amazing white sandy shores! Bring the kids for a day of splashing in the waves, combing for shells and other treasures or building castles in the sand.

Immerse yourself in all the wonders of South Texas. From history, nature, wildlife and culture to beaches, sun, entertainment and surf shops, Corpus Christi is home to beautiful sights sure to enthrall the senses and entice the mind. For fun facts about Corpus Christi, visit:

On May 2, 2012, the City announced that it has received national recognition for its bayfront beaches. Corpus Christi Beach (later officially named North Beach) and McGee Beach were voted winners of the 2012 BEST RESTORED BEACH AWARD by ASBPA for the Community Beaches category of the Northern and Western Gulf Coast Region . Corpus Christi is one of only seven cities in the regional categories to receive the awards this year. ( In 2010, the City received national recognition for these same two bayfront beaches as winners of the 2010 BEST RESTORED BEACH AWARD by ASBPA .)

Come see why Padre Island Texas and Corpus Christi Bay area are premier destinations and rated as top vacation spots in Texas. Padre Island beaches provide endless recreational opportunities for visitors and locals.

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