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South Beach Campground - Padre Island National Seashore

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin
  • Equestrian


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups


  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite


10 Reviews of South Beach Campground - Padre Island National Seashore

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Tucker B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2021

Be Ready For Sand Everywhere!

Such a silly thing to realize. It is the beach, after all!

But my brain didn't compute that wind + sand = sand in tents, food, pants, etc!

But, still, this spot was easily accessible for our first night in the park (even with the coastal flood warning!).

There was no one in the visitor's…

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Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2020

Calling All Bird Watchers & Sea Shell Hounds...

There is a whole lot of Texas, but not a ton of public land lies therein. One exception to this is Padre Island National Seashore. With 63 miles of barrier island sand available to drive and camp on, it is impossible not to get away from it all.  And if you are a card carrying "America the…

  • While this is considered a highway, it's also a beach with kids, dogs, and lots of wildlife.  Be extra careful y'all!
  • Sunset on top of the dunes.
  • Shorts and tank tops for Christmas.  Yes please!!
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Jim L.
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2020

Padre Island

I stayed here for a month. Just me and my back packing equipment. Just beautiful.


South Beach Campground - Padre Island National Seashore is located in Texas


27.39076025 N
97.31334055 W

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