Alerts & Conditions



  • Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Swimming is at Your Own Risk Swimming is at your own risk- there is no lifeguard! Use caution when swimming and never swim alone. Strong currents flowing away from shore (rip currents), tides flowing to and from the beach, and sudden drop-offs in the surf are very dangerous!

Mansfield Channel rock jetties at the southern boundary of Padre Island National Seashore
You must be aware of park alerts and changing weather and beach conditions before traveling to remote areas, such as Mansfield Channel located at the very southern boundary of the park. Beach driving is at your own risk- please be prepared!

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Today's Conditions and Malaquite Beach Webcam:

Call our Beach & Weather Conditions Hotline (361-949-8175) to hear the current day's weather forecast, tides, beach driving conditions, seaweed levels, fishing reports, alerts, and other very helpful information. This recording is updated at about 9:00 a.m. daily.

See current conditions on our Malaquite Beach webcam. Refresh the page each minute for an updated image.

Typical Weather Conditions for Padre Island National Seashore:

Padre Island has long, hot summers and short, mild winters. Most rain falls near the beginning and end of hurricane and tropical storm season, which lasts from June to October.

  • Spring–daytime temperatures average in the 70s-80s Fahrenheit, with lows in the 50s-60s.
  • Summer– daytime temperatures are usually in the mid-90s Fahrenheit, with very humid conditions. Lows are usually in the 70s. Afternoon and evening sea breezes help to moderate temperatures.
  • Fall– daytime temperatures average in the 70s-80s Fahrenheit, with lows in the 50s-60s.
  • Winter– high temperatures are usually between 50°-70° Fahrenheit but can occasionally drop into the upper 30s. Sudden, strong cold fronts can move through, bringing gale force winds and dropping temperatures quickly. The wintertime climate is typically dry, though most of the year's rainfall occurs in the winter.
  • Year-round– average wind speed ranges from 5-25 miles per hour. Relative humidity seldom drops below 70%.

Click on a location to get the National Weather Service forecast for that area:

For information on weather watches and warnings go to the National Park Service All Hazard Situation Report

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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