Most people think of hotels and amusement parks when they think of family trips. Our family went camping at Padre Island National Seashore for our first trip as a family after James joined our family. Padre Island has become something that we look back on with fond memories and can’t wait to get back to soon.
Since we couldn’t really afford a hotel and other things like that we chose to pick up an affordable tent from Walmart and packed the car for the five-hour drive down to Padre Island National Seashore.
Visiting Padre Island National Seashore
Our Second Video
I still can’t help looking back at our second video on our youtube channel and laughing. The Padre Island National Seashore video is sooooo bad. Just see for yourself!
I love the video but hate it at the same time. I know I have grown with my videography and can’t wait to start sharing videos again here soon.
What Is There To Do At This Beach?
Camping is one thing that we loved at this beach. We were on South Beach where the sand was hard-packed enough to get my impala down on it without it getting stuck. You have four other choices to camp in different areas. Malaquite Campground is a paved area that has picnic tables and some have covered areas and grills.
Bird Island Basin also has RV and Tent camping area. Primitive Camping is available at South Beach, North Beach, and Yarborough Pass (accessible by 4wd vehicles only).
Some of the things that we had a lot of fun doing other than camping on the beach, was bird watching. Rhyan loved combing the beach until she noticed the ghost crabs. She thought they were funny but a little scary also. After dark, the girls went to bed and James and I went for a walk a short distance from our tent along the water’s edge. I won’t lie, something went over my foot and scared me half to death.
Both of the girls loved swimming and just being in the sun! Next time I hope to bring fishing gear with us to do a little fishing when we get back down there.
The morning we were going to be driving home Padre Island National Seashore was going to do a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle hatchlings release but we woke up too late to get over to the beach. We hope to see this one day soon.
The kids can also become a junior ranger and you can also attend ranger programs.
Our Family Can Not Wait To Return
We are planning to head back down to the beach this upcoming summer to spend more time down on the beach! I also can’t wait to get better footage and work on my video skills again!