Learn About the Park

A purple-flowered vine grows across the sand while people in the background enjoy the beach.
Railroad vines on the beach at Padre Island National Seashore.


Sea Turtles
Discover the 5 sea turtle species found here and find out how you might see one.

Keep informed about park news and events.

Photos & Multimedia
Browse photos and videos of Padre Island.

History & Culture
Find out about the people who have visited and used this land over the last thousand years.

Learn about the island's plant and animal life, ecosystems, and other natural features.

Bring your students to the beach or bring the beach to your classroom.

Kids &Youth
Find activities for kids and youth to do at home and during your visit to Padre Island.

Learn more about our staff, laws and policies, fire management, and your dollars at work.

The bookstore at the
Malaquite Visitor Center carries a variety of books and other merchandise.


Last updated: October 17, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480


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

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