• 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.

Goods & Services

Malaquite Visitor Center

Malaquite Visitor Center

NPS Photo

A small bookstore and gift shop, information desk, and park museum are located in the Malaquite Visitor Center.

Across the deck from the visitor center is a small concession store which offers picnic supplies, souvenirs, beer (no wine or liquor), cold drinks, post cards, t-shirts, swimwear, basic fishing supplies, and other items. The Concessions does not rent umbrellas or beach chairs, so please bring your own.

The park does not have a gas station or post office. Please see the links above for directions to the nearest locations.

Did You Know?

The National Park Service arrowhead contains a white buffalo, an animal sacred to many native Americans.

Although Padre Nicolas Balli established the first permanent settlement on the island, the island was previously owned by his father and his grandfather, who obtained the original grant from the Spanish crown. More...