Yours to Discover

Protecting sixty-six miles of wild coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, the narrow barrier island is home to one of the last intact coastal prairie habitats in the United States. Along the hypersaline Laguna Madre, unique tidal mud flats teem with life. Native Americans, Spanish explorers and cattle ranchers have walked along its shores. Padre Island National Seashore is waiting to be rediscovered.

Beach evening primrose is illuminated by the setting sun with the waves of the Gulf behind.

Plan Your Visit

Information about weather, road status, operating hours, directions, and more.

Things to See and Do

Things to See and Do

Kayak the Laguna Madre. Attend a ranger program. Watch a sea turtle hatchling release. Do this and more at the seashore!

Colorful surf and sky on the beach

Weather

Planning on visiting the island? Find information on current weather conditions.

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Fees and Passes

Information about park entrance fee, passes, and other fees within the park.

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Camping

Solitude, warm nights, sea breezes, and dark skies are some of the features which make camping at the seashore unforgettable.

Newly hatched Kemp's ridley sea turtles head into the Gulf of Mexico.

Sea Turtle Releases

Learn about hatchling releases!

Last updated: January 26, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi , TX 78480

Phone:

(361) 949-8068
This is the primary phone number for the Malaquite Visitor Center at Padre Island National Seashore.

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