on May 28, 2007
I have already mentioned that Mustang Island and Padre Island are pretty deserted and secluded areas. Compared to South Padre Island and other beach areas I have traveled to there was not a lot of stuff in the area. I kept getting confused and we drove around a bunch looking for stuff. It appears that what Mustang Island is good for is parking on the beach and staying there for the day hanging out, drinking, and playing in the sun and sand. Padre Island is the longest barrier island and hosts a National seashore, which protects many of the natural habitats and wild life that exist on this barrier island. The cost is $10 for seven days to enter and rive through. The bird watching area cost $5 a day. This National Seashore has a sea turtle recovery area and a bird watching area. Mustang Island is located between Padre Island and Port Aransas. It is protected by natural sand dunes, which are not to be messed with. The main thing that exists on Mustang Island is the State Park. There are also some other public beach entrances and a few houses but mainly it is lots of land with sandunes and jetties everywhere. Both were kind a disappointment because we were looking for a more active beach area. I think the place to be was Corpus Christi or Port Aransas. However we did enjoy the quite for camping and the laid back atmosphere.
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