Padre Island Seawall Beach : Corpus Christi Texas

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Padre Island Seawall Beach

Beach Bike Ride

Not to be confused with the Corpus Christi Seawall, the Padre Island Seawall stretches from White Cap Beach to the South Packery Beach. The mile-long pathway functions as a buffer against swelling waters during storms, but also doubles as a perfect location to gaze out at the ocean, go for a walk or bike ride, or even pull up a chair for the afternoon. No vehicle traffic is allowed on the seawall, giving children a safe place to play, and hotels are in easy reach.

Visit the Padre Island Seawall Beach Features:

  • Biking, Jogging and Walking
  • Paved Path
  • People Watching
  • Close to Hotels
  • Rental Vendors

Biking, Jogging, and Walking

The seawall stands about 14 feet above sea level at its highest point, and provides sand-free surface for those who wish to bike or roller-blade along the beach. The Padre Island Seawall is also large enough to accommodate all, even those jogging or enjoying a more leisurely pace. If you need a break from the water, consider enjoying some beautiful views of the Gulf from the Seawall.


Grab a seat and look around -- You’re surrounded by gorgeous sights, and there’s almost no better vantage point than the seawall to enjoy them. Birders may want to grab their binoculars to try to spot one of the hundreds of different bird species who make Padre Island their home. And if you forgot your umbrella or chair, don’t worry: there are plenty of vendors nearby to rent from.

Proximity to Hotels

The seawall protects the hotels and resorts behind it from storms, but in clear weather, it also serves as a gateway to the beach. If you’re staying near the seawall, check to see if there is a way for you to access the beach through it.

What You Need To Know:

  • Entrance Fees: None
  • Hours: 24/7 365 days a year
  • Parking: Free parking is available in the Windward parking lot. If you park on the beach, you’ll need a parking permit
  • There are no public restrooms

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