Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world. The park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats teeming with life. It is a safe nesting ground for the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle and a haven for over 380 bird species. It also has a rich history, including the Spanish shipwrecks of 1554.
The Longest Stretch of Undeveloped Barrier Island in the World
View current surf and beach conditions at the seashore with the Malaquite Beach webcam. Refresh rate is every 30 seconds.
Solitude, warm nights, sea breezes, and dark skies are some of the features which make camping at the seashore unforgettable.
Sea Turtle Releases
Would you like to watch newly hatched sea turtles get released into the wild? Find information and tips to improve your chances here.
Last updated: June 30, 2017