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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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Clean Texas Beach

Great place to visit with the family. Cars are not allowed in certain areas. Lots of different birds to see. Very clean.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Bastrop, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit with the family. Cars are not allowed in certain areas. Lots of different birds to see. Very clean.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice clean beach. We loved it. There are restrooms with showers on site and a little convenience store. We also saw a sea turtle release early one morning which was really neat and the kids enjoyed it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Malaquite Beach is and always will be my favorite beach! I have gone here since I was a child and will love to take my children when I have them!

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We love Malaquite! The visitor's center parking lot has nice parking but, if you've got 4-wheel drive, I suggest you drive on down the beach! Aim to go during low tide so you can hunt for shells, sand dollars, and starfish -- just beware of the jelly fish! Take your meat tenderizer, just in case. There is usually tar on... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We enjoyed our one day visit to Malaquite Beach. The beach was clean. The restrooms and showers were clean. I really enjoyed the sand castle tutorial at 11am. That man was very nice and knowledgeable.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very clean and definitely didn't see a bunch of drunk partying college kids. There is a drive to get there and a fee to get in the gate but it was worth it to have a nice visit to a clean beach. Restrooms and showers close by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Best place to take family.. Clean beaches.. clean rest area.. bathrooms could use a more attentuon since the ladies showers were not in the least hygenic..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was a wonderful beach experience--clean beach with powder-soft sand, covered picnic areas, showers on boardwalk back up to concession area. Has campgrounds, too, so we may return to camp sometime.

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Alamo, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Waking up around 4:15 A.M. I decided to take a ride to Harlingen to visit my son .coming to his mother home I realized how crazy it was so kept driving to a local restaurant at the Island . It was peaceful and very relaxing . Walked on the sand shore I notice how very clean and smooth the sand... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Took the family to Malaquite beach in Padre Park. Great clean beach with restrooms,showers & picnic tables.

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