Yours to Discover

Protecting sixty-six miles of wild coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, the narrow barrier island is home to one of the last intact coastal prairie habitats in the United States. Along the hypersaline Laguna Madre, unique tidal mud flats teem with life. Native Americans, Spanish explorers and cattle ranchers have walked along its shores. Padre Island National Seashore is waiting to be rediscovered.

White tent on the beach with vegetated dunes behind and a cloudy-blue sky above.
Camping

Learn more about the park's two campgrounds as well as primitive camping on the beach.

A man stands at one of several fishing poles stuck in the sand near the water on an overcast day.
Fishing

Fishing is a great way to enjoy the park whether you're doing it from the beach or laguna or out on a boat.

A blue jeep pulling small, red trailer is parked on the beach with the dunes behind.
Traveling Down Island

Explore some of the more remote areas of the park by driving down the beach. 4-wheel drive is always recommended.

Colorful surf and sky on the beach
Weather

Planning on visiting the island? Find information on current weather conditions.

Last updated: January 30, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480

Phone:

(361) 949-8068
Malaquite Visitor Center information line.

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