Padre Island National Seashore

The Padre Island National Seashore consists of well over 65 miles of undeveloped beach on the Texas barrier island of Padre Island. Visitors to the Padre Island National Seashore (aka "PINS") will find a variety of outdoor things to do including surf fishing, both tent and R.V. camping and boon-docking, world class flat water windsurfing, wade fishing, surfing, birding, kayaking and of course relaxing the beautiful white sand beaches of Malaquite Beach. The undeveloped, preserved beaches, coastal grasslands and wetlands of the Padre Island National Seashore are one of the most scenic coastal areas of the sub-tropical Texas coast.

Located on the southern end of North Padre Island the Padre Island National Seashore is just a short 10 miles from the city limits of Corpus Christi Texas. Visitors who do not wish to camp at the Seashore can enjoy staying close by  in the modern convenience of several hotels and suites on North Padre Island.


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While the Padre Island National Seashore offers all visitors the opportunity to enjoy Padre Island Beaches in their most pristine state there are certainly precautions to consider when camping or enjoying a day visit to the Padre Island National Seashore. Upon arrival to the Padre Island National Seashore be sure to take notice of current warnings, precautions or bans at the Park Ranger check in station. Visitors must go through this station when entering the Seashore. Additionally, more information may be obtained at the Visitors Center. Be sure to check out a few safety tips here at OnPadreIsland.com

Weather conditions are constantly changing in the winter months as cool fronts move into the Padre Island Texas area. During summer months the heat of South Texas is ever present and visitors can be sure to have plenty of sun most of the time.