Discover A Pristine Paradise When You Visit Texas's Padre Island National Seashore
Texas is a massive state, meaning it has plenty of off-the-beaten path places that are amazing to discover. Padre Island National Seashore is
not one of those places; in fact, it’s one of the most well-known spots in the state. That being said, it’s always worth paying a visit to this little piece of heaven on Earth. You’ll never have the same experience twice.
Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, protecting 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats.
This is one of just a few hypersaline lagoons in the world.
While South Padre Island is known for its spring break parties and bonfires, this part of the island is a peaceful, pristine oasis.
The seashore is a haven not only for wildlife, but for families and those seeking a quiet refuge.
To enter the park, you'll just have to pay a $10 daily fee (per carload).
You can purchase a seven-day pass for $25.
On any given day, you'll see families and small groups enjoying their time by the sea or walking along the Grasslands Nature Trail.
Still, even during its peak season, the seashore never seems overly crowded.
This part of Padres Island is home to several hundred species of birds...
... and if you're really lucky, you'll be able to witness some young sea turtles making their way to the ocean.
Sea turtles, including the rare Kemp’s Ridley species, often make their nests and lay their eggs here. Throughout the summer, the baby sea turtles hatch out of their eggs and make their way back to the sea. Sea turtles are one of the most iconic and popular animals found here, and seeing a sea turtle release is a truly profound experience.
Padre Island National Seashore is the perfect place to go to reconnect with nature.
What more could we need than the fresh, ocean air, the rolling waves of the sea, and the distinct possibility of seeing precious baby turtles?
If you live in Texas, taking a trip to this visually stunning, enchanting place is a must.
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