Welcome to The Island! A Guide to North Padre Island

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“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.”

–Sandy Gringas

Guide to The Island | North Padre | Coastal Bend | Corpus Christi

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Welcome to the Coastal Bend!

Whether you are just visiting, planning a move, or have been here for a while, this guide is for you!

My favorite area in Corpus Christi is “The Island,” as locals call it. I loved it so much, I moved from town to this little piece of paradise! I have been a Corpus Christi resident for 12 years, and an Island resident for 5. The Island offers a small-town feeling while still being a part of the greater Corpus Christi city. Don’t let that small town feeling fool you though, we are a growing area with GREAT food, lots of places to shop, and a growing number of fun things to do! Whether you are visiting or moving to The Island, this guide will help you feel right at home! There will be no need to go OTB (over the bridge as us Island residents call it)… unless you want to. 

Whether visiting or moving to The Island, there is so much to explore! I hope this guide helps you find all The Island community has to offer.

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Things To Do | The Island | Coastal Bend | Corpus Christi
Beaches | The Island | Coastal Bend | Corpus Christi
Pampering & Self Care | Coastal Bend | Corpus Christi | The Island
Services | The Island
Places to Stay | The Island | Coastal Bend | Corpus Christi
Shopping | The Island | Coastal Bend | Corpus Christi
Health & Wellness | The Island | Coastal Bend | Corpus Christi
Schools | The Island | Coastal Bend | Corpus Christi
Places To Eat | The Island | Coastal Bend | Corpus Christi
Nightlife | The Island | Coastal Bend | Corpus Christi
Places To Worship | The Island | Coastal Bend | Corpus Christi


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Places to Stay

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Places to Eat : 

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Looking for waterfront dining in the Coastal Bend? Check out this guide!

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Beaches

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  • Windward Parking Lot-Public access parking lot (free). There is a wheelchair accessible ramp and public showers also available at this location. 
  • White Cap Access Rd-3– Drive down Leeward until the road ends, then you will enter a sandy area that allows you to access the beach to drive and park (beach permit required)
  • Padre Balli Park- Just north of the Padre Island National seashore and south of Packery channel is Padre Balli Park. This park is also located off of park road 22. There is no parking lot, beach permit required. 
  • Packery Channel– Packery channel is located north of the seawall and is where the JP Luby surf pier used to be. There is a north and south jetty with the south jetty beach only accessible from access road 3A and the north jetty beach accessible from highway 361.
  • Seawall & Whitecap Beach: Located just south of Packery channel, the seawall was built several decades ago to help protect the condominiums and hotels located behind the concrete structure from storms and swells. The top of the seawall has a walking area stretching the entire length, which is roughly one mile, and is perfect for biking, skateboarding and walking without getting wet or sandy. 

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Shopping

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Boutiques & Souvenirs: 

Groceries: 

  • CVS
  • Dollar General
  • IGA

Hardware and Building Supplies

Alcohol

  • Jesse’s Liquor
  • WB Liquors

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Pampering & Self Care

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Places to Worship

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Services

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Banking

  • American Bank
  • Frost Bank
  • Prosperity Bank
  • 1st Community Bank

Real Estate Services

Insurance

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Laundry Services

Pool Care

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Schools

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