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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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New Braunfels, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

went on holiday weekend but still not crowded. they have picnic tables with covering near the beach if you get there early you may get one. Great facilities to cleanup and change when done.

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Burnet, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am happy I did my research before visiting Corpus Christi because this beach is so beautiful. It's a beach within the Padre Island National Seashore entrance which is a nice drive outside of Corpus but absolutely worth it! $10/ parking pass for a full week for one car load, you can not beat this deal! Fresh air, sugary sand,... More

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Round Rock
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

$10 fee for a 7-day pass, totally worth it! Beach was beautiful. There was lots of seaweed that washed up, but it was a bit stormy earlier in the day so maybe that contributed... Otherwise it was a great National Park to enjoy! There is 60 miles of coast line to drive, and enjoy. We will be back with our... More

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San Antonio, tx
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went to this national seashore during the 4th of July weekend and liked it very much. Pros 1. Not as much crowded as Port Aransas 2. Shaded area with picnic tables to eat. 3. Beach was clean for the most part. Cons 1. Nasty bathrooms and changing area. 2. Not really comparable to Florida beaches. 3. Too much sea... More

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