Picnic in the Park
Visitor fees were used to build the new Malaquite Picnic Shelter in the corner of the parking lot of the Malaquite Visitor Center.
The deck at the Malaquite Visitor Center offers a picnic area in the shade. You can also enjoy a picnic on Malaquite Beach, just in front of the visitor center, where there are also picnic tables and shade structures overhead.
Please remember to throw your waste in the proper receptacles in order to keep the National Seashore looking pristine. Also, do not feed the wildlife, including birds. This prevents birds from finding food naturally, and can cause them to become pests to visitors and a threat to the park's protected species.
Did You Know?
Padre Island National Seashore has a wheelchair designed for use on loose sand available for loan at no charge. Users must leave a driver's license or their personal wheelchair at the information desk while the beach wheelchair is on loan. More...