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Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore - BEST Places to Picnic

Malaquite Visitor Center
PO Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300

Visitor Information
(361) 949-8068

Welcome to Padre Island National Seashore!

Located along the south Texas coast, Padre Island National Seashore protects the longest undeveloped stretch of barrier island in the world. Here, you can enjoy 70 miles of sandy beaches, wind-carved dunes, vast grasslands, fragile tidal flats, and warm, nearshore waters.

Plan Your Visit

To maximize the quality of your visit, it is always best to plan ahead. Click the link below to learn how to plan a wonderful and memorable trip to Padre Island National Seashore.

Things to Do

The National Seashore has a wide variety of activities for everyone. Follow the links below for more detailed information on our available activities.


  • Sea turtle releases
  • Beachcombing (includes shelling)
  • Fishing
  • Star gazing
  • Bicycling
  • Interpretive programs
  • Four-wheel driving
  • Please help keep Padre Island looking beautiful and naturally pristine by participating in a beach clean-up.

Places to Picnic

  • Malaquite Visitor Center

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