Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore is a located off the coast of South Texas. North Padre Island is a preserved area and separate from South Padre Island, the popular college spring break spot. Padre Island National Seashore is “the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world.” The park protects 70 miles (113 km) of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats, all teeming with life, including the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle and 380 bird species. The North End Observatory near the Malaquite Visitor Center parking lot is designated for stargazing. An EarthSky friend wrote, “Just a short drive from Corpus Christi, there is a beach access well away from all the city lights. On a clear night you can see the Milky Way. Quite amazing!”

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August 27, 2020
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