• 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.

  • Coastal Flood Advisory until 10:00 pm CDT 9-26-14

    The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Advisory due to strong offshore winds pushing the tides above normal levels. Beach driving is highly discouraged. Flooding up to the dunes is likely. Additional updates will be posted if necessary.

Goods & Services

Malaquite Visitor Center

Malaquite Visitor Center

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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?

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Beaches in Texas are considered public highways and therefore all vehicles on them must be street-legal and licensed. More...