Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world.

The park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats teeming with life.

It is a safe nesting ground for the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle and a haven for over 380 bird species.  It also has a rich history, including the Spanish shipwrecks of 1554.

This place is lovely! $10 per car entry, and it’s good for 7 days so bring the family a few times while you’re in the area for a real bargain. You can spend the day at Malaquite beach, where there are shaded picnic tables on the sand, a large shaded deck overlooking the beach, and showers and restrooms- so bring some food and drink and prepare for some fun!

If you’re looking for something a bit more remote and have a 4WD vehicle, you can drive down the island on their unspoiled beaches for  65 miles, finding the perfect spot to hang out and fish/relax in solitude. There are areas that don’t require 4WD to access, such as Malaquite Beach Visitor Center with it’s gorgeous beaches, picnic areas and small museum.

20420 Park Road
Corpus Christi, TX 






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