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Welcome to North Padre Island, A Seaside Getaway

Searching for a place that offers a relaxing coastal atmosphere, fresh sea breezes, amazing beaches, and scenic views? What about a community that has all the perks of a big city, too? You'll find it all and more in North Padre Island. With an ideal location — inside Corpus Christi city limits but right along the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre — North Padre Island is a popular destination for both vacationers and year-round residents.

With year-round outdoor activities like fishing, surfing, kayaking, hiking, and golfing, amazing beaches and a bustling community schedule, it's no surprise that this barrier island community is so popular.

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Spotlights of North Padre Island

Padre Island Shoreline

A renowned protected natural area for local flora and fauna, the Padre Island National Shoreline stretches for over 70 miles and offers premium beachfront recreation and breathtaking views.

Mustang Island State Park

Paddle around the waters of Mustang Island State Park, and try your luck at one of the best shallow-water fishing spots in the state — not to mention the sweeping shoreline views. 

Texas State Aquarium 

Explore a vibrant variety of aquatic wildlife at the Texas State Aquarium, and learn what fish you'll find in the waters off of North Padre. The aquarium also works hard to preserve local wildlife.

North Padre Island at a Glance

Getting Around

Corpus Christi: 38 min
Aransas Pass: 58 min
San Antonio: 2 h 35 min
Major Roads: US-77, I-69E, I-37


Population: 31,194
Zip Code(s): 78418
Average Home Price: $258,900

North Padre Island Attractions

Living in North Padre Island

There's nothing better than living on North Padre Island. Just a few minutes after stepping outside your front door, you could be lounging on the sandy beach, eating fresh seafood at a local restaurant, exploring waterfront parks, or browsing Corpus Christi's best museums and tourist attractions. With endless shopping, dining, recreation, and entertainment options open for you to explore, you'll never be bored when you live on the island.

Outdoor Recreation

North Padre Island has ideal weather year-round, averaging around 71 degrees Fahrenheit. Spend time relaxing at one of the beaches at Bob Hall Pier, Mustang Island State Park, or at Padre Island National Seashore, then take a dip in the water to cool off. Other popular outdoor activities include fishing, boating, nature-watching, hunting, and camping.

North Padre Island Amenities

Nueces County maintains several city parks on the island, including Packery Channel Nature Park and Padre Balli Park — not to mention the shoreline itself. There's also a wide selection of local eateries available on the island. For even more amenities, the libraries and museums of Corpus Christi are just a few minutes away on the mainland.

North Padre Island Attractions

In addition to all of the attractions along the shoreline, nearby Corpus Christi has dozens of tourist attractions you won't want to miss. Stop by the Texas State Aquarium, take a tour of the USS Lexington, mull over works of art at the Art Museum of South Texas, and explore North Padre Island's surfing history at the Texas Surf Museum.

Community Events

While the mainland provides an active events calendar, plenty of Corpus Christi festivities and celebrations take place on North Padre Island. You have a front seat to Barefoot Mardi Gras,Beach to Bay Relay Marathon, Arts in the Park, Taste of the Island Food Festival, and a Fourth of July Celebration, among other things.

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