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Malaquite Beach

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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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Decent Beach....but you gotta pay to play!!!

Malaquite beach is part of the Padre Island National Seashore - meaning that you must pay to get in and use it. $10 per vehicle for 7 days you will pay this at the booth upon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Kansas City
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Kansas City
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Malaquite beach is part of the Padre Island National Seashore - meaning that you must pay to get in and use it. $10 per vehicle for 7 days you will pay this at the booth upon entering the "park". The ranger stationed in the booth is pretty helpful and they have a board with the current conditions of the beach... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I was nervous about visiting this beach as I've heard about jellyfish, Portugese man-of-war, trash, etc. I found it wasn't terrible. There was trash, and lots of sticks, holes and junk left from previous visitors. But it wasn't crowded at all and we were able to find a decent spot to sit. We only saw one man-of-war on the beach,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I do not know why Mustang Island State Park is listed under Port Aransas whereas Melaquite (Part of Padre Island National Park) is under Corpus Christi. Both places are on the same "barrier island" where north to South Padre Pwy is called Mustang Island and south of it is called Padre Island. You will not need to visit both. Melaquite... More 

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Eagle Pass, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The beach was nice and clean. The only downside to it was that there were no gazebo style tables. The most awesome thing from this place was the turtle release, it was a first time for us and seeing the turtles been released was pretty cool.

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This beach is at the end of SPID....any further And you're in the Gulf of Mexico. It is one of the main beaches in the area.

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Tacoma, Washington
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were told never come here during spring break - ideal place for rowdy college scene. In May, it was perfectly quiet and scenic.

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Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Extremely disappointed in this beach very trashy. We could have picked another beach but after ready the reviews we chose this one. I could not apologize enough to my daughter for the bad choice. We came from Denver Colorado expecting something grand. It costs 10.00 for admission. You would think with that being said they would clean up the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Loved this beach. Fantastic parking and access! Great ramp access for those with disabilities! We took a disabled friend with us. The beach itself was great. White sand, no seaweed and great places for shelter as well. My daughter who is 2 had a wonderful day! All round great experience

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Houston, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

This beach is clean, quiet, beautiful, serene, just perfect for young children and mommies and daddies. Amazing views, seaweed-less sand, a perfect beach for families!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Absolutely loved this beach. I always love to get away from things when on the beach, it is my time to unwind and relax. This beach is exactly that. There are a few shelters to protect you from the sun and some of those have picnic tables underneath them to use as like a home base. We happened to find... More 

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