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Padre Island National Seashore
#1 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
This is a great place to get your Zen on, walk in the sand, learn more about sea turtles, crabs, etc. Quiet, peaceful - super for learning more about nature and unwinding.
Plus, the surfside beach is packed sand perfect for walking, unlike the beach down at the Michael J. Ellis beach or Bali Park area where the heavy equipment constantly churns up the sand making it so soft and fluf...
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Malaquite Beach
#2 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Sea turtles, gulls, shells, coyotes - a nature lovers delight.
The dunes are beautiful and if you park at the Malaquite Beach Visitors' Center, you'll have easy and quick access to walk down to the beach.
Texas State Aquarium
#3 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Excellent marine exhibits, an impressive section on the Yucatan Nature Preserve, and the most extraordinary giant octopus in the Gulf of Mexico area.
The kids loved it, a little costly, bit we had a great time, the dolphin show was great, There is different things to see as far as marine life goes, and they do have a small splash park, for the little ones
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Whitecap Beach
#4 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Depending on the tides, the beach could be quite wide or narrow but cars could always drive up and down certain sections and park on the beach.
The beach was really nice and the fact you can drive up and park was amazing.
South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
#5 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
... place, great place to visit and see native plants and birds, and magnificent butterfly collection, love this place, So beautiful, relaxing, and fun! great place to go for a stroll and enjoy nature, just love it
These well-maintained botanical gardens have it all: butterfly garden, meandering paths, nature trail and water features, and exotic birds and reptiles.
Cole Park
#6 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Well paved walking trails, a skateboard park, pavilions, grassy areas and a wonderful sea breeze.
it is a magnificent park on the water , big and great place for every one need, lot of birds and people , dogs will love every part of it
North Beach
#7 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Good parking, but most places you have to pay to park, but parking is not expensive.
North Padre Island
#8 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Some of the beaches have life guards or you can venture further south on the island and park and enjoy peace and solitude if you like.
Also on this island is the Padre Island National Seashore which is part of the US National Park system.
Laguna Madre
#9 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Padre Island Sea Wall Beach
#10 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Texas Sealife Center
#11 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Great boardwalk and beach access and very interesting interpretive building explaining the nature of the area.
Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall
#12 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
We park here to run on the shoreline- do be watchful because for some reason South Texas people still like to drive on the beach!
This park is right on the Bay and you have to be careful at night with the homeless people.
Padre Balli Park
#13 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Anywhere along the Padre Island shore is a good place to land but Balli Park and Bob Hall Pier is an excellent choice.
Although the park is for campers/RVs, the beach is accessible to the public and free when you park in the parking lot.
Corpus Christi Municipal Marina
#14 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center
#15 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Great place to go for a walk, bring the kids to the park and visitor center and has great programs for families.
It’s a nice area to watch the Wetlands nature and there are many birds and other animals to observe.
Hans A. Suter Wildlife Area
#16 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Lovely park with lots of trees and plants, hiking trail, boardwalk and viewing platform.
Love to run by here to check out the birds, look at the water, take a nature walk and just enjoy the outdoors.
Indian Point
#17 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
My daily ride from Portland to Indian Point takes me through Sunset Lake Park, a wildlife sanctuary.
Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail
#18 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Hazel Bazemore Park
#19 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
It comes with places for birding (it's a great park for hawk watching, among many other species of birds), walking/hiking, and picnicking.
Always enjoy visiting Hazel Bazemore Park.
Clem's Marina
#20 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Packery Channel County Park
#21 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
This county park seems to be geared for those that wade fish, kayak, and bird.
Bayfront Park
#22 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Along North Shoreline Boulevard, this small park near the American Bank Center has beautiful rows of palms and short crisscrossing paths.
The gazebos and park area near the American Bank Center are beautiful.
McGee Beach
#23 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Jumping World
#24 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Blucher Park
#25 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Great little park smack in the middle of town that delivers more than it seems it should of birds.
Blucher Park is a wonderful park right in the downtown Corpus Christi.
Grasslands Nature Trail
#26 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
Marina Arts District
#27 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
West Guth Park
#28 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
This is one of the best parks in the city.
Labonte Park
#29 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi
We go here a lot to fish love the park and the fish is great too.
Swantner Park
#30 of 37 Nature & Parks in Corpus Christi