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Malaquite Beach

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Great beautiful beach part is free drive on entering in the Padre Island National Seashore before... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Corpus Christi, Texas
Best Part of PINS

This is the nicest section of the Padre Island National Seashore. No cars are allowed so the sand... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Corpus Christi, Texas
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This beach on Padre Island is a great camping and beach-going spot.
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20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
+1 361-949-8068
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beautiful beach part is free drive on entering in the Padre Island National Seashore before the fee booth. The other half is national park fee area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RWTexan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the nicest section of the Padre Island National Seashore. No cars are allowed so the sand is much nicer. The rangers at the ranger station are very friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davincordell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of the way, but clean and quiet. Great views, picnic tables, showers. Go on the off season, avoid the crowds and see the beauty.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Coldeternal
Reviewed October 29, 2018

If you decide to go to the beach, might as well drive here: a few times over better than any other place near Corpus Christi! Park entrance fee is reasonable. Make sure to stop by the visitor's center: the rangers are very helpful. You will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Dmitri K
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Understandably off the beaten track (phones do not work) but well worth the trek. Rarely crowded and a great place to kick back and enjoy the Gulf. Bring a kite - the winds are endless.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rabush20002018
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

It was a pretty long drive over a pretty long bridge, but the trip was worth it. Very beautiful sand nice breeze. Though a large crowd there was plenty of room to stretch out. Also has restrooms available.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 103Jamesw
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We stopped to go in the Visitor's Center. There was a Park Ranger there outside doing demonstrations and answering questions. The bathrooms were clean, there are areas for showering, picnicking, swimming. There are a couple of observation decks to look up and down the beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mellyons01
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Beach- clean water. Tons of clams and birds. Plenty of space to play. Clean and family- friendly. visitor center with showers to get cleaned up after Beach. The restrooms could have been cleaner and the showers are not private but handy for a day...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DanaP453
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We went there for an evening and camping. good thing is that you can drive your call on to the shore and also it is well maintained with washrooms as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pammuj
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Great beach with outdoor and indoor showers with restrooms. Benches out by beach....low people traffic for such a nice beach.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank robfromnmusa
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Bob A
October 4, 2018|
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Response from djfluth | Reviewed this property |
A great way to find out more information about camping at Malaquite beach is to go to the National Park Service website and look up Malaquite beach. The National Park Service runs the campsite and all of the information... More
Victoria R
August 23, 2018|
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Response from janisbubs | Reviewed this property |
i’m sorry, but i dont have an answer to your question about camping since we were just there for the day. we have been to this beach several times and just absolutely love it! this last time was the end of july and the... More
July 29, 2018|
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Response from lehmancharlene | Reviewed this property |
There are hotels, condos, etc just down the road off of Whitecap and Park Road.
Travel Forum Posts
June in Port Aransas? (4 Replies)
My family is going to Port A the second week in June. Hoping that the seaweed isn't too bad and the weather is nice and warm. We are staying on the beach in a rented cottage ... hoping it is nice, too. We are thinking about doing the Dolphin Excursion and going to Malaquite Beach to see the turtle release ... any other suggestions that don't cost an arm and a leg ... Also, some family friendly places to eat dinner at night ... so mom gets a break, too. Thanks
May 01, 2008|
Response frombooker|
I like the castaways, not very expensive and not uptight. Eat out on the patio, less crowed. Food is good and plenty food for the little for the little ones.
McKinney, Texas
Public Wifi (1 Replies)
I'll be down in Corpus Christi next week, staying near Malaquite Beach. The house we are renting doesn't have WIFI. Anyone know of a nearby coffee shop or restaurant, etc.. that would have free public WIFI? Thanks in advance!
August 01, 2012|
Starkey Property Management / Things to do with little ones (11 Replies)
Wondering if anyone has had any recent experience with Starkey ... I read an old posting that wasn't very flattering and now I am a little concerned. I have booked the top portion of a beach cottage called "Outlook" for the week of June 15th. Any insight into the company or the "beach cottage" would be greatly appreciated. Additionally, I think we are going to go on "Dolphin Encounters" with Kahootz - any info about them would be appreciated. I have a 4 and 2 year old and we are also planning...More
March 19, 2008|
Response fromdiane217|
We rented from Starkey for over 3 months this past winter. It was our first experience with them. We really had no major complaints with them at all. They are the most well known and the biggest rental agency on the island. I think you will have nothing to worry about! I am not familiar with "Outlook".. Is it in town?? Have fun in Port A. We can not wait to go back.