The quieter cousin of it’s more famous southern neighbor, North Padre Island is located just 20 minutes from the heart of Corpus Christi across the convenient and picturesque Hwy 358. This barrier island is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico to the east and Laguna Madre to the west. Gorgeous water views and miles of open beaches ensure residents truly enjoy the island life.
Amenities Near North Padre Island
North Padre Island is all about beach living. Soak up the sun at Padre Island National Seashore, more than 65 miles of undeveloped white sand beach that offers world class windsurfing, fishing, camping, kayaking and plenty of room for lounging on the sand. Situated between White Cap Beach and the South Packery Channel beach is the seawall, a 1 mile paved walk that affords beautiful gulf views without getting your shoes full of sand. The Packery Channel divides the northern and southern parts of North Padre Island, providing more beach to enjoy, boat access to the Gulf of Mexico with exciting game fishing opportunities and a jetty for shore fishing in deeper water. Fishing enthusiast who want to stay on land can take advantage of a number of prime spots, including the legendary Bob Hall Pier, a 1200 ft concrete pier that is well lit and gets you out over the water without getting in a boat. Schlitterbahn River Park is also located on the island, offering a different take on water fun. Corpus Christi North Padre Island’s convenient location, close to Corpus Christi, Port Aranasas and Mustang Island, ensures that residents will always have an array of shopping, dining and entertainment options at their disposal. North Padre Island is also renowned for its laid back community atmosphere. Expect boat parades, neighborhood block parties and a host of other local activities year round.
Homes for Sale on North Padre Island
Canal communities, mostly sheltered on the western side of the island between South Padre Island Drive and Sea Pines Drive, offer waterfront living with backyard boat docks and fishing. These communities also offer neighborhood boat ramps for residents who do not live on the water. Beach front condominium communities can be found on the gulf side of the island, featuring gulf views and less maintenance for care free living. No matter where you live on North Padre Island, you are guaranteed to be just a few minutes drive - or walk from a beach.