• 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 and fax line are not working. To reach the park visitor center, call (361) 949-8069. Fax to (361) 949-7091, Attention: Visitor Center. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Bird Island Basin Campground rehabilitation starts August 18, 2014

    The second part of a project to repair facilities and rebuild eroded shoreline at Bird Island Basin Campground begins August 18. Minor disruptions of activities in the immediate area may occur. None of the work should affect use of the boat ramp.

  • South Beach closure

    Tropical Storm Dolly, going ashore on the gulf coast of Mexico, is causing coastal flooding on Padre Island National Seashore. The gate onto South Beach will close at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 2. The beach will reopen when driving conditions improve.

Convenience Store

The camp store offers many items including sea turtle souvenirs and mementos.

The camp store offers many items, including souvenirs and gifts.

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The park has a small concession store across the deck from the Malaquite Visitor Center. Basic. Picnic supplies, sandwiches, drinks (including beer), souvenirs, beach attire, swimsuits, simple fishing tackle, and other amenities are available at the concession store. Store hours are usually from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but are extended to 5:00 p.m. during the summer and on special occasions.

Did You Know?

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The wreck of three Spanish ships near the southern end of Padre Island in 1554 was the greatest disaster to hit the Spanish fleet in the New World up to that time. More...