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Malaquite Beach

#3 of 88 things to do in Corpus Christi Features Animals
Padre Island National Seashore, 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
+1 361-949-8068
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Came back one year later

This is one of the nices beaches in North Padre. We visited a year ago and decided to come back to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brandy W
San Antonio, Texas
via mobile
Nice But Dirty

Nice facility and educational program for the entire family; however, a better job should be made... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Félix C
San Antonio, Texas
via mobile
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This beach on Padre Island is a great camping and beach-going spot.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Padre Island National Seashore, 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
+1 361-949-8068
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the nices beaches in North Padre. We visited a year ago and decided to come back to the exact same spot this year with our entire family. The only issue is that folks did not obey the pet rules and had...More

Thank Brandy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice facility and educational program for the entire family; however, a better job should be made to clean all the trash that drifts on the beach. Seaweed is natural; a nursery and habitat for many sea creatures. However; there are fishing lines, ropes, all kind...More

Thank Félix C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time to Malaquite beach. The beach had quite a bit of seaweed this time, but was clear in the areas where you camp or swim. We enjoyed our experience. Only 15-20 people ever swimming at a time. Super chill beach, great...More

1  Thank Davin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No development so you can just be together. No cell service for us so kids just chilled and played. Take a lunch, tables available. Nice but small visitors center and good interpretation signage. Places to bath and change, lots of parking. Staff really nice. Storm...More

Thank greglinmon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove for what seemed like forever, and the gps told us the wrong way twice, but we got here, and it was worth it. The beach was clean, they had facilities to shower, change, use the bathroom, and get snacks or drinks. They also...More

1  Thank Victoria F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a good place to go to the beach. The area was very clean, and they have a nice visitor center, shop. There are also showers to help get rid of the sand. There are quite a few shaded shelters and picnic tables for...More

1  Thank roelskm
Reviewed 11 May 2017

was great to come up after night of camping in the dunes and take a shower and refresh ourselves....

Thank Andrey A
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is one of the cleanest beaches I have been to on the Gulf Coast. My husband and I like to walk around and pick up trash that is left behind either by other people or trash that has drifted ashore. The visitor center is...More

3  Thank Miku-ch
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the national seashore. The senior pass from the National Parks administration worked beautifully. The free birding tour was very interesting.

1  Thank jsparksok
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The visitor center had very good information about the beaches and surrounding areas. If you have kids, make sure you take advantage of the Junior Ranger programs/books. Just ask any of the rangers at the desk, and they will be more than happy to help...More

Thank Mo M
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Angel R
How much they charge a night for rv parking?
26 May 2017|
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Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
Courtney B
Is this a good beach to take small children to during spring break? If not where is a good place and what beach area do we need to avoid?
21 February 2017|
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Response from Banshee694 | Reviewed this property |
Certainly...really nice natural beach with facilities. The visitor center is small but very interesting! I would think most spring breakers would avoid this beach because it is not free and they patrol it constantly!
Cheyanna K
How is the surf? I imagine waves don't get too big with the break but is it Safe for my three year old? He's a proficient swimmer but still
14 December 2016|
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Response from Karen K | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the tide the waves can be strong or shallow. I don't go higher than knee depth but the pull during high tide can be strong. As far as waveboarding, my teenagers do it successfully (and much better than on the... More