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Malaquite Visitor Center

The Malaquite Visitor Center is open daily from 9am to 5pm. The visitor center features an information desk, educational exhibits, and a park store.

Restrooms are available across the deck from the visitor center and are open 24/7. Additional restrooms are available at the north end of the visitor center parking lot.

Outdoor (with no privacy) shower facilities are available at the north end of the visitor center parking lot and along the boardwalk from the visitor center deck to the beach.


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Ocean tides are constantly changing. Before heading out to the beach, check the current NOAA Tide Predictions.


Gulf Beaches

North Beach: Open

Malaquite Beach: Open

South Beach: Open

Yarborough Pass (4-wheel-drive road): Open


Malaquite Campground: Open

Bird Island Basin Campground: Open

Boat Ramp

Bird Island Basin Boat Ramp: Open

Last updated: January 20, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi , TX 78480


(361) 949-8068
This is the primary phone number for the Malaquite Visitor Center at Padre Island National Seashore.

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