Padre Island National Seashore
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- Ms VJul. 29, 2021Fun recreational area
Spent the day enjoying the seashore and swimming with our dog. They have a path down to beach access from parking lot for dogs. Included showers with a special dog bathing area too. Nice bathrooms - vending machines and large garbage cans to keep the beach nice and clean. Lots of other areas you can drive your vehicle right into beach or hike trails. Great recreational area for us all. Only one thing to watch out for are nasty things called sand burs that got into our dogs fur from getting too close to these bushes. They are hard to get out and feel like needles — just awful! Next time we will make sure he keeps his distance from the grasses near paths.
- IsabelJul. 7, 2019Dogs Allowed On Beach In Certain Areas
Yes, the beach does have dog friendly areas, understandably not right along the visitor areas. Look for signs and ask rangers. We always drive down a ways and never have any problems. Nice area to get the dog in the water for some beach time.
- DeanMore than a year agoConfusing dog signs
No dogs allowed signs are all over the visitors center and surrounding deck so you take you dog around the center and down to the beach. Once at the beach on the right side you again see No dogs allowed. To the left is a "dog access" sign. When I asked the park ranger she said you can pass through the "no dogs allowed" area with your dog but you should not stay in that area with your dog. Nice to know. So poor signage and a bit awkward, but now you know.
- J SMore than a year agoNo off-leash areas
It's a great park but dogs must be on leashes at all times and there are a couple of areas restricted to no dogs.