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Padre Island National Seashore as the tourism season got busy. Padre Island National Seashore Facebook Page

TX - Padre Island National Seashore still ‘very busy’ despite rise in COVID-19 cases in Texas

National Park Service says every weekend is like Memorial Day weekend 'all over again'

SAN ANTONIO – Outdoor adventures have become ideal vacations this summer, as families leave their quarantine perimeters and head to wide-open spaces.

But at Padre Island National Seashore — the longest stretch of an undeveloped barrier island in the world — things have become a little crowded.

The park on Saturday said that the beach has been “very busy” with visitors during the summer.

“Every weekend has seemed like it’s Memorial Day weekend all over again,” the national seashore wrote on Instagram.

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Beachgoers are having to drive further down the beach than usual to find enough room, the post states.

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