Alcoholic beverages may be consumed at the park; however, open containers are not allowed in moving vehicles. Be safe. If you drink, don’t drive. Visitors found to be driving under the influence are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The National Seashore has concurrent jurisdiction with the state of Texas and therefore enforces all federal and Texas laws regarding the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
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Metal detecting is prohibited at Padre Island National Seashore as well as at all other units of the National Park Service. More...