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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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88%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Picnicking
Owner description: This beach on Padre Island is a great camping and beach-going spot.
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Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Picnicking
Owner description: This beach on Padre Island is a great camping and beach-going spot.
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Ogden, UT
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

While some of us experienced RV-Envy, tenting here was a lot of fun and the nearby surf and sand was a great for the kids. Quite nice restrooms and showers available, and an excellent fire pit where we did our dutch oven dinners.

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Hudiksvall, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is probably one of the most hidden places in Texas. I understand that the people living here want to have this place by themself as the beach is an undisturbed natural Beauty. Do not miss out if you like beachlife.

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Dallas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This beach is unbelievable -- natural, undisturbed. We encountered very few people during on walks on the beach. We found so many unbroken shells. The $10 parking pass is good for (7) days. Make sure you go to the Visitor Center and talk with Karl. He knows his shells!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Don't forget your beach pass!! You need to buy one of these at a shop or fuel station before you go on to the beach.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Completely wild and natural. Sometimes seaweed up to your eyeballs other times, like today - pristine. There is always an abundance of trash - mostly due to ships - so bring some trash bags and pick some up. Just love it here!

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arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What a jewel! Undisturbed and pristine, the beach and ramada area was very clean. The individual ramadas on the beach are a big plus for picnics. The winds are pretty consistent and can result in blowing sand. We did note jellyfish in the waters which prevented us from swimming. The water was clear and warm though and was nice to... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Plenty of beach to explore but get there early to claim a covered table. Gift shop & exploration stations make for nice little outing or moment of relaxation while exploring!! Great way to explore the TX Coast!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We used to take our children,to this quiet,peaceful part of the beach.Found several sand dollars,some small sharks came up to,the shorelines,and plenty of jelly fish. Were also able to sit in on an educational,turtle class . Love the fact that you can sit and eat,plus when your done with all the fun ,you can also take a shower.<3:-)

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San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I know birding isn't probably on most people's list of things to do, but if you are a birder, I highly recommend Malaquite Beach. The beach has great birds and is not crowded at all. The drive from Corpus can also be very productive, particularly in migration. Be sure the check any small trees or bushes for resting migrants in... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

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