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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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This beach on Padre Island is a great camping and beach-going spot.

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Beautiful Ocean

Great for shelling, wading. Just perfect for ocean watchers. Nice gift shop and educational stuff. Nice to have an unobstructed view of the ocean, that is without built up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great for shelling, wading. Just perfect for ocean watchers. Nice gift shop and educational stuff. Nice to have an unobstructed view of the ocean, that is without built up structures and buildings. Lots of birds. Love to watch the pelicans, gulls, sandpipers. Picturesque dunes and sea grass make for good photos.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Malaquite Beach is located on the Padre Island National Seashore. It is near the end of Park Road 22 on Padre Island. There is plenty of paved parking and the National Seashore Visitors Center is there. There are bathrooms and showers there. They have a small museum showcasing the beach and the park rangers are happy to tell you all... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think I would have enjoyed myself better if the Red Tide wasn't in.The drive from downtown Corpus Christi was an easy one. Admittance to the park was $10 which covers for 7 DAYS! You can beat that bargain. The Red Tide was in, so there was few visitors. However, there were plenty of soft shell crabs. The was little... More 

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Houston,TX, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a quick family getaway, it was almost deserted on a Friday afternoon. Probably 10 families or so, ample and refreshing tides, kids loved it, sunbathe friendly, changing rooms available at the visitor's center. Will most likely visit again...

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a clean beach and despite being there on a Saturday afternoon, it was not crowded at all. Yes, the drive to get there is a little long and there's little to see other than the grasslands for a while but it's worth it when you get there. Yes, the changing areas are incredibly hot but the beach itself... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was very pretty! We didn't spend a lot of time here we stopped at the gift shop at the visitors center and walked around a bit which was nice. VERY breezy and nice to hear the waves crashing as you look at the pretty scenery. We didn't swim here as we went a bit further to the national seashore however... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was nearly vacated. So quiet and very enjoyable. White, soft sand and the waves were rolling in with a steady, warm to cool breeze.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is part of the beach is right behind rthe visitor's center. You cannot drive on this part. Good for kids. Drive down further for beach access

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Encountered a huge crowd it being a Sunday and Labor day weekend. Was unable to spend sufficient time as there was a sudden sandstorm and had to leave the beach in a hurry. However found the waters and beach a bit dirty as compared to Mustang Island.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

This beach is not visited much. Plenty of room for everyone. This is Padre Island National Seashore campground area. Lots of marine life. Fish are close to shore and lots of pelicans. You can walk for miles.

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