We took a drive to the South Padre National Seashore from South Padre Island. The drive wasn't very far, but driving along the seashore was quite an experience because the view was beautiful. We pulled in the area and walked down to the beach area that's part of the national seashore. The weather was a little bit cool, so no one was swimming and everyone was wearing their coats/jackets. The sandy beach was beautiful though. If you are going to South Padre Island, definitely spend time driving along the seashore and enjoy the beach and ocean view. You won't be disappointed.