• 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.

Weather

The Gulf of Mexico seen through dunes near the ten mile marker

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To hear today's weather forecast, along with beach conditions, water temperature, surf conditions, seaweed levels, tides, and other important information, please call the park's weather hotline at 361.949.8175. This recording is usually updated by 9:00 a.m. each day.

During the summer, daytime temperatures on the island are usually in the mid-90s (Fahrenheit), with humid conditions. During the winter, highs are usually between 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit, but can occasionally drop into the upper 30s. The wintertime climate is typically dry, though most of the year's rainfall occurs in the winter. Average windspeed throughout the year ranges from 5 to 25 miles per hour. Throughout the year the relative humidity seldom drops below 70 percent. Most rain falls near the beginning and end of hurricane and tropical storm season, which lasts from June to October.

Did You Know?

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