• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • Park Phone issues

    The visitor center main phone line is out. To reach the park call (361) 949-8069 or (361) 949-4793. The issue has been reported, however the phone company is having difficulty locating the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Padre Island National Seashore will Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

    To protect the public from impaired drivers and help ensure a safe park experience for all visitors, Padre Island National Seashore law enforcement will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, July 19, 2014 on Park Road 22 near the park’s entrance.


Malaquite Beach view from webcam

View from a webcam at Malaquite Beach at Padre Island National Seashore.

NPS photo

Click here to see current conditions at Malaquite Beach with a live webcam image. Refresh the page to view a new image every minute.

Call the park's Beach & Weather Conditions Hotline at (361) 949-8175 for updated information on beach and driving conditions, weather forecasts, tides, and other helpful information. This recorded information is updated by park rangers every morning at around 9:00 a.m.

Click on a location to get the National Weather Service forecast for that area:

For information on weather watches and warnings go to the National Park Service All Hazard Situation Report

Padre Island has long, hot summers and short, mild winters. In summer, high temperatures average in the high 80s and low 90s (Fahrenheit) with lows in the 70s. Afternoon and evening sea breezes help to moderate summer temperatures. In the winter, highs are commonly in the 60s, lows in the 40s and 50s. Winter cold fronts can occasionally drop temperatures into the upper 30s, but rarely below that. In the spring and fall highs average in the 70s-80s, lows in the 50s-60s. Throughout the year the relative humidity seldom drops below 70 percent. Most rain falls near the beginning and end of hurricane and tropical storm season, which lasts from June to October.

Did You Know?

A Kemp's ridley returns to the Gulf with a radio transmitter so that her travels outside of nesting season can be tracked.

Kemp's ridley sea turtles are both the smallest and the most endangered sea turtles in the world. Padre Island National Seashore is one of only a few places in the world where Kemp's ridley sea turtles come to nest. More...