There's so many ways to enjoy the beach! Go beachcombing, fishing, camping, or just take the day to relax and enjoy the sound of the waves.
Only three feet deep, the Laguna Madre is one of the saltiest bodies of water on Earth. Explore by fishing, boating, windsurfing & more.
With a 4-wheel drive vehicle, you can drive 60 miles all the way down to where the Mansfield Channel us from South Padre Island.
Learn more about the park's two campgrounds as well as primitive camping on the beach.
Please check our website and social media pages to see if hatchling releases will be open to the public this 2021 season.
The junior ranger program is a great activity for kids and kids-at-heart! Ask about becoming a junior ranger at the visitor center.
Join a ranger to learn more about the park during a deck talk, a beach walk, a bird tour or another one of our engaging programs.
Fishing is a great way to enjoy the park whether you're doing it from the beach or laguna or out on a boat.
Padre Island National Seashore is an important area for migratory birds. Over 380 different species of birds have been seen within the park.
Volunteers are an important part of the National Park Service and help us fulfill our mission and goals for conservation.
Find out how to transport waterfowl lawfully taken out in the Laguna Madre, on park waters or neighboring jurisdictions.
Take your own canoe or kayak out on the Laguna Madre or the Gulf or rent from the park concessionaire, Worldwinds.
Last updated: April 10, 2021
P.O. Box 181300
This is the primary phone number for the Malaquite Visitor Center at Padre Island National Seashore.