Photo Blog: Path Through The Dunes Post

12-09-2021

Path Through the Dunes -

Path Through the Dunes - We loved this path through the dunes to the beach with these yellow wildflowers growning over the sand dunes looking out over the surf in the gulf. Not exactly sure what these flowers are could be some sort of sunflower or possible a daisey. We came from Port A to explore this area along the North Padre island seashore and the Laguna Madre area. We were thrilled that there were some wildflowers growning on the dunes. In any case alway good to have dune flowers. We found miles and miles of white sandy beaches. Actually this is the longest stretch of undeveloped beach in the world. Padre Island National Seashore is a national park located just outside of Corpus Christi that includes about 70 miles of undeveloped beaches and natural habitat. This is part of the gulf of mexico which runs all the way down the Texas coast. Now so you know you can't drive from North Padre Island to South Padre island there are some barriers that make it impossible and both places are quite different. North Padre is not developed at all while South Padre is a resort town.


Path Through the Dunes Texas Coast - The Padre Island National Seashore is the longest stretch of undeveloped beach of a barrier...
Path Through the Dunes Texas Coast

Path Through the Dunes Texas Coast - The Padre Island National Seashore is the longest stretch of undeveloped beach of a barrier island in the world. This sandy path through the dunes with these colorful yellow flowers was a nice find at the Padre Island National Seashore with the ocean surf in sight. The Padre island seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world. The park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats teeming with life. It is a safe nesting ground for the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle and a haven for over 380 bird species. It also has a rich history, including the Spanish shipwrecks of 1554. The North Padre Island seashore is just a short drive from the city of Corpus Christi Texas.