The collection of shells and sea beans is allowed within the park as long as the animal is no longer living.
Explore some of the more remote areas of the park by driving down the beach. 4WD is recommended if travelling further than 5 miles.
Take your bike onto the beach for a nice ride beside the waves.
Please check our website and social media pages to see if hatchling releases will be open to the public this 2021 season.
Fishing is a great way to enjoy the park whether you're doing it from the beach or laguna or out on a boat.
The Gulf of Mexico is a great place to go for a swim. Remember, there are no lifeguards on duty.
Padre Island National Seashore is an important area for migratory birds. Over 380 different species of birds have been seen within the park.
Learn more about the park's two campgrounds as well as primitive camping on the beach.
There are picnic tables available just outside the visitor center as well as a picnic shelter pavilion at the north end of the parking lot.
Last updated: April 10, 2021
P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX
This is the primary phone number for the Malaquite Visitor Center at Padre Island National Seashore.