Padre Island National Seashore
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The Breakfast Club
Dawn. I awoke to the slow swoon of warm waves against the rosy shore as shadows of a winged company swept low with their hunger. Hungry for breakfast. With near piercing stealth—the beat of wings, rapid aim—they picked the meal out of the waters; satisfied, they broke the surface again and again. I watched for an hour along this wild home of secluded grass and sand. You will travel a good stretch from Corpus Christi to reach this nationally protected wildlife reserve famous for its Ridley sea turtles. Camping is available in lots or right on the beach with restroom facilities and showers. The beach is 65 to 70 miles long, a thin island running along the mainland, a delicate sliver against the Gulf of Mexico.
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