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.
Several public hatchling releases happen each summer.
The junior ranger program is a great activity for kids and kids-at-heart! Ask about becoming a junior ranger at the visitor center.
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.
Take your own canoe or kayak out on the Laguna Madre or the Gulf or rent from the park concessionaire, Worldwinds.
Last updated: August 26, 2023
P.O. Box 181300
Malaquite Visitor Center information line.