Raw, unencumbered, Texas Gulf Coast at its finest.
A true Texas gem, North Padre Island is the longest barrier island in the world and boasts miles of sandy shoreline in a truly unique atmosphere. Fishing, boating, wind & water sports are among islanders favorite hobbies, but there's plenty else to do. The sunny island in the Gulf of Mexico offers the ocean-, sun- or recreation-bound vacationer a refreshing escape from the daily grind.
Fresh-as-it-gets seafood and other delicious fare can be found at many of the Island's restaurants along with cold drinks, live music and friendly locals a plenty.
Near all of the conveniences Corpus Christi has to offer, but just far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Island offers a lifestyle enjoyed by a diverse group of residents and visitors alike. Approximately 10,000 residents call North Padre Island home. NPI also receives plenty of visitors year round including part time 'Winter Texans' who forgo the cold to migrate South for the winter. Spring and summer breaks also attract everyone from students to families.
As North Padre Island grows, many new businesses have become a part this charming coastal community. The new Schlitterbahn Beach Country Resort & Water Park is now open and a river walk and even more dining, shopping and retail options are also on the horizon.