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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore extends 113 miles along the Texas Gulf coast. Padre Island is comprised of stunning dunes of fine white sand, thriving grasslands, saltwater marshes, and many different types of wildlife. With 70 miles of natural beaches, 133,918 acres of which are protected in the National Seashore, Padre Island is one of the largest undeveloped barrier islands in the United States.

A visitor center, picnic area, and developed campground are available. Camping is allowed at no cost along the beach and selected areas along Laguna Madre.

Excellent opportunities exist for saltwater fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, boating, and other water sports.

Wildlife viewing and photo opportunities are numerous, including coyotes, white tail deer, peregrine falcons, kangaroo rats, and jackrabbits. Some endangered Kemp's Ridley and loggerhead sea turtles return to Padre Island to lay their egg during their nesting season mid-April to August. There are many species of birds that can be seen along the Gulf beach year-round.

Photo was taken with a Nikon D5000 18-55mm lens.

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