North Beach

Padre Island National Seashore

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North Beach Access Rd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
361-949-8069
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GPS: 27.4774, -97.2742

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: 3 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Be aware of the tides and high tide line when choosing a beach campsite. Strong winds or storms can significantly elevate tides and create hazardous conditions along the Gulf Coast.

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving on sandy beaches.
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6 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 4G
1bars
AT&T 4G
5 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Beach

Jozeh would stay here again

“Very nice camping on the beach.”

Reviewed Feb 23, 2018

Overall Rating

Had a nice time. It cost nothing as we have our Golden Pass to get into the National Park. There are a couple of site areas in the Park one for $4 and another $8 per night. They also have a dump station and Potable Water for free.

It’s cloudy and foggy so we didn’t get to see the sunset or sunrise. No cel service at all.

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4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

VanGo would stay here again

“Wonderful Memories”

Reviewed Feb 14, 2018

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I used to camp here often many years ago. Make sure you watch the tide and be prepared for sand driving. Too hot and humid in the summer but the rest of the year it’s fantastic. Best to come out on a weeknight especially for full moon! Lots of trash washes up on the beach from the golf so be cautious of where you step especially if... more

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1bars
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NomadicNeighbors

32 Fleetwood Tioga
65 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

NomadicNeighbors would stay here again

“Camping on the Beach”

Reviewed Feb 15, 2017

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We stayed here in January and there was a ton of wind throughout the week. Upon our arrival at PINS the wind and choppy sea led us to spend the first few nights at the paid campgrounds. Once we finally got out to North Beach mid-week it was unbelievable! The access road is just outside the entrance gate to PINS and by the lone ce... more

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Margaret
Cumberland, RI
30 Airstream Classic
2015 Ford F150
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Margaret would stay here again

“My house is on the beach!”

Reviewed Mar 18, 2016

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Free camping on a beach. Just do it!

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1bars
Verizon 4G

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“No-cost camping on the beach”

Reviewed Feb 19, 2015

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Can't beat the price, or the view; How often do you get to camp on the beach? Just pick an empty spot on the beach and have fun. Enough said.

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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
262 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
“Watch the Tides!”

Reviewed Aug 08, 2014

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We LOVED camping here, for the 5 days that we were at Padre Island until our last afternoon when we opened the door to walk our dog waves were lapping at our wheels! We packed up faster than we ever had and got ourselves out of there.

Padre Island is an incredible place to camp, though I don't think I'd do it again.

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Boondocking on the Beach - June Bug Journeys

Boondocking on the Beach Mar 30, 2016 | Camping, March, Texas | We left the Hill Country and drove south t...

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Camping on Padre Island - Follow the Sun

The weather had just started to warm up when we arrived on Padre Island after our stay in Austin.  A lot of our campfire chat had been about how to pull a 30’, 8,700 lb Airstream onto a beach...

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Padre Island National Seashore | Van-Tramp.com

Padre Island has been the pinnacle of this trip. Although the Formula 1 event was the reason we are in Texas, Padre Island is the furthest point East (and South) we will travel. It is the turn-aroun...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Pets:
  • pets

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