Eating & Sleeping

There are two campgrounds in the park and primitive beach camping is available as well. All camping is first come, first serve. For more information, please check out our camping page.

There is no lodging available within Padre Island National Seashore. However, there are many places to stay just north of the park on North Padre Island or in the cities of Corpus Christi or Port Aransas.

Restaurants and Grocery Stores
There are no restaurants or grocery stores inside Padre Island National Seashore, but the community on North Padre Island 8 miles north of the park provides these services. The visitor center sells ice, but it is recommended to call ahead to check availability.

Remember: help us keep wildlife wild. Never feed wild animals. Store food in hard-sided containers or in your vehicle. Carefully clean up all trash and leftovers, even small crumbs.

Last updated: June 26, 2020

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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