No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.
Swimming and wading are allowed in the Gulf of Mexico along North Beach, Malaquite Beach, and South Beach, and in the Laguna Madre at Bird Island Basin. The Malaquite Beach area near the visitor center provides ample parking, picnic areas, restrooms and showers.
Beach Warning Flags
A beach warning flag is displayed at the Malaquite Visitor Center, daily from 9 am – 5 pm. The flag color indicates the Rip Current Risk for the day, forecasted by the National Weather Service office in Corpus Christi, Texas.
If caught in a rip current
Last updated: October 27, 2023