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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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Best Family-friendly beach

I have been coming to Malaquite Beach for quite some time now. Every time we come, it is a great experience. The area is clean, good people all around, and the water is amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been coming to Malaquite Beach for quite some time now. Every time we come, it is a great experience. The area is clean, good people all around, and the water is amazing. Descent showers and restrooms. A great place to come with your family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The beach was clean! This is the perfect beach to relax and enjoy the scenery! We visit this location every summer and it never disappoints.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I've been going here since I was a kid, and it's truly my favorite stretch of beach on the gulf coast. It's clean, safe and I love that it can be educational. Great deck for picnics, restrooms, and plenty of parking!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The place was practically empty for a really hot day. The beach stretches for miles in both directions and it's been kept in great condition. We weren't able to see the turtles being released but hey we'd had enough excitement by then. The amenities are limited with only a shop. The information office was manned by some Rangers although one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Malaquite Beach is located in the South Padre Island National Park, so you will have to pay a $10 fee per car to enter the park and $8 more if you wish to camp. It is a very nice beach and not nearly as crowded as the beaches in Corpus Christi and at Aransas Pass. You cannot drive on the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is the best beach I have been to in the corpus christi area. We've been to port aransas and it was too crowded. This beach is perfect, not too much people and it seems to just go on forever. One time we went there on a rainy day and we were the only one's on the beach. This beach... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Worth the time to drive out if you are looking for seclusion and quiet. There are nice park benches and tables in addition to showers and facilities along with a gift shop. We just took our shoes off and walked around a while. This would be a nice picnic spot. I didn't see many shells, but lots of seaweed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a great place to take the family. While other beaches south of Bob Hall Pier are sometimes crowded, dirty and not well maintained, Malaquite is a lot more remote and is cleaner and safer for families. Since there is no driving on this section of the beach, you must walk in and carry whatever you want with you.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This was a part of the national seashore that my family used for a picnic lunch and some beach combing. The Park Rangers were friendly, knowledgeable, and informative. We would definitely go back for another visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I took a group of college students here while on a service trip to Corpus Christi and we had a wonderful morning/early afternoon. The beach had everything we could ask for, soft, white sand, warm, shallow, relatively clear water and good indoor bathroom facilities. The little gift shop is a welcome addition too!

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Address: 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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