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Malaquite Beach

Padre Island National Seashore, 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
361-949-8068
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Camping, Picnicking
Description: This beach on Padre Island is a great camping and beach-going spot.
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Eunice, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

A great day! Our kids loved playing in the water and building sand castles! Not too busy and the showers were a nice amenity. We are definitely going back!

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Houston, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visited with my husband and three boys. Great beach, very pretty. Very little seaweed. Clean bathrooms, showers and shop on-site at the visitors center. We will def go back!

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went to the beach to do some close in scuba diving and found this beach to be extremely well maintained with clean sand and bathrooms. This a great place to bring a family. I found the waters to be clean and there was a great collection of fish, crab, and even a few lobster. There is a nice coral... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very nice and peaceful definitely the beach to go to. The family and I enjoyed every minute of it. There were a couple of jelly fish along the shore but nothing major and did not keep us from getting in the water and having a great time. Definitely one of the best parts of our trip!

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Caldwell, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Annoyed with crowds and planning to spend the whole day at the beach? Pay the $10 fee per car (good for a week) and drive the 15 miles! We've been to Padre Island a couple times before - but now my kids are moody teenagers and my husband and I are coming up on 50 and easily irritated by some... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

One knock of Texas beaches that I've noticed is that they lack bathrooms. California beaches have plenty of bathrooms. Since this beach has an entrance fee, it had a nice bathroom. Huge parking lot because parking on the beach is not allowed to protect the possibility of turtles.

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San Antonio, TX
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89 reviews 89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Maybe it's because we went late afternoon/evening, but this was not crowded at all. Lovely--but sadly lots of debris has washed up here; they give you a trash bag if you are willing to help clean up. Park and walk over the dunes to access the water. Nice outdoor showers when you are ready to clean up and go. No... More

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Arlington, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The mounds of seaweed only made the walk more interesting, Seaweed originated in the Sargasso Sea/Atlantic ocean. Good picnic, parking, rinsing facilities. Very close to Corpus Christie. A few rock breakwaters and miles of sand and ocean. Not to be missed.

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San Antonio, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Seaweed this June was really heavy across the entire region. The Park Service does its best to clear some of it at Malaquite Beach. If you wander far from the Malaquite area, the seaweed is not cleared. On the first day we found a decent spot by the water. On the second day the stench forced us to sit up... More

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Ft.Worth, TX
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The beach/ocean itself is not impressive at all- covered in seaweed/some trash. Howevvver.... this particular facility had impressive lookout decks and helpful shower facilities.

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