Originally Posted by richg
Looked at your photo's great pixs!! Question on bringing your trailer onto the beach. Do you need a four-wheel drive tow truck? Any other requirements to be able to camp there??
PS Thanks for your reply on my Flaming Gorge query.
Thanks for the complement Rich. The north beach at Padre Island is a blast and I highly recommend it. You do not have to have a 4wd, but you do need a permit, use good sense in where you drive, and have some understanding about the tides.
On a first trip I would recommend setting up in one of the established campgrounds at first and then driving out on the beach to get a feel for things. A 2wd is perfectly adequate for the first couple miles of beach, after that it gets sketchy. While towing, stay on the wet sand as much as possible. When setting up the camper, pull in as close to the berm as you can and make sure you park on boards. Lots of folks camp on the beach so talk to those who do a lot and get their input. Most of the time the tides are not an issue, but I figure at least once in a two week trip I will be driven off the beach by it. If you search padre island national seashore you will find several threads about camping there.