• 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.

Accessibility

The Malaquite Visitor Center is accessible to all individuals. There are graded ramps to the visitor center, picnic area, Malaquite Beach, and restroom facilities. Two wheelchairs, designed for use in the soft sand of the beach, are available for free. An elevator is available for access to the main observation deck at the visitor center. The park orientation video and a video on the sea turtle program is available in either Spanish or English.
 
The park has wheelchairs especially designed for use on the beach for loan at no charge. 
The park has wheelchairs designed for use on the beach at no cost to the user.  To check out the wheelchair, leave a driver's license or personal wheelchair at the visitor center until the wheelchair is returned.  All wheelchairs must be returned by 4:45 p.m.
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Did You Know?

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Eighteen species of birds found at Padre Island National Seashore are state or federally listed as endangered, threatened, or a species of concern. More...