• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • BIB Campground Rehabilitation begins March 17, 2014

    A project to repair the facilities and rebuild the eroded shoreline in the Bird Island Basin Campground will begin March 17, 2014. Minor disruptions in the immediate area may occur. Please note that none of the work should affect the use of the boat ramp.

  • North Beach is open, South Beach will open at 8 am 4/5/2014

    The oil-covered materials on the beach have been removed, and clean-up is nearly complete. The North Beach portion of the park is open to driving as of 11:50 am on 4/4/2014. The South Beach portion will open to driving at 8 am on 4/5/2014.

Park Newspaper

Gulf Breeze 2014 Cover

The Gulf Breeze

Download (PDF, 2.98MB) the 2014 edition of The Gulf Breeze, Padre Island National Seashore's park magazine. It's a wonderful resource for planning your visit to the park, with helpful information on things to do and commonly asked questions. It also has some great articles on the plants, animals, landscape, and history of the park. Download and print your copy today!

In this Issue

Things to Do

Butterflies of Padre Island

One Tenth of One Percent

Record-breaking Year for Loggerheads and Greens

Do You Know Your Beans?

Shark Bite Games!

Traveling Down Island: What You Should Know

Frequently Asked Questions


Did You Know?

Beach wheelchairs are available for loan, but must be returned by the Visitor Center's closing time.

Padre Island National Seashore has a wheelchair designed for use on loose sand available for loan at no charge. Users must leave a driver's license or their personal wheelchair at the information desk while the beach wheelchair is on loan. More...