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.

Three people wearing eclipse glasses look up at the sun.
2023 Annular Solar Eclipse

See the "Ring of Fire" eclipse from the national seashore.

a green tent rests on the beach with the Gulf in the background

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

A man stands at one of several fishing poles stuck in the sand near the water on an overcast day.

Fishing is a great way to enjoy the park whether you're doing it from the beach or laguna or out on a boat.

A blue jeep pulling small, red trailer is parked on the beach with the dunes behind.
Traveling Down Island

Explore some of the more remote areas of the park by driving down the beach. 4-wheel drive is always recommended.

Colorful surf and sky on the beach

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

Last updated: September 28, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480


(361) 949-8068
Malaquite Visitor Center information line.

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