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Address: Padre Island National Seashore, 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone Number: 361-949-8068
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Activities: Camping, Picnicking
Description: This beach on Padre Island is a great camping and beach-going spot.

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Beautiful beach! Will definitely come back.

This was one of the nicest beaches my husband and I have ever been to! It was very clean and not crowded at all. We parked in the parking lot nearby and carried our stuff to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Temple, Texas
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Temple, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was one of the nicest beaches my husband and I have ever been to! It was very clean and not crowded at all. We parked in the parking lot nearby and carried our stuff to the beach area - not a long walk. I really like that you can't drive on this beach and I think that makes it... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Returning to Malaquite Beach after an absence of 25 years was -- AMAZING. The visitor center was a wonderful place for shade, cool drinks, rangers' advice -- and easy access to the most lovely sea beach in Texas!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to Malaquite Beach for decades. The only beach we come to when visiting Padre Island.

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Lubbock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a great time at the beach. Very nice and lots of fun. Our child loved it. Nice and quite, beautiful beach. Had to be our favorite day. You park and carry you things in, but it is worth it. Not so busy and very peaceful. There are bathrooms, a gift shop and snack bar at the station.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Absolutely beautiful beach. Despite being at the beach on a weekend in July we felt like we had the place to ourselves. We were fortunate to be there when they had a Sandsculpter giving free lessons. It was fantastic and incredibly informative. The beach was clean, just watch for the jellyfish. The showers at the walk back to the visitor... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a little beach with walking access just behind the visitor center in Padre National Seashore. If you're taking your family and don't have much to carry - you should plan your visit here. If you are looking to haul canopies and tents - go further down the road in the park and setup on the open seashore where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Me and my dog loved it there, we couldn't find a port-a-pottie near where we parked so we didn't stay long. It was a great experience tho. We had everything we needed for a weeks worth of travel LOL the our non 4wd car was able to drive on the sand with no problems whatsoever. it got too hot for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Spent the day walking on the beach climbing on the rocks and playing in the water great beach to have fun at free parking.

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Fornebu, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

For camping several days there is a designated campground next to the Padre island National Seashore and the Mexican gulf

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canadian, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you want peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of tourism this is the place to go! I am sorry I missed the release of the sea turtles but not their fault I didn't plan well enough

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Address: Padre Island National Seashore, 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone Number: 361-949-8068
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi

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