Offbeat Padre Island: Malaquite Beach and Padre Island National Seashore.

South Padre Island, Padre Island, Mustang Island, San Jose Island, Matagorda Island, Galveston Island and Goat Island put together forms a long stretch of barrier islands in Gulf of Mexico adjacent to the Texas shores. The barrier islands are of greater importance to the Texas shores, the coastal cities and towns acting as a strong barrier in the shores of Texas in the United States.

Malaquite Beach Pavilion and Padre Island National Seashore are just less than 40 miles from Corpus Christi Marina in Texas, USA.

Beach of Solitude! A calm looking Malaquite Beach in Padre Island, Texas, USA.

The driveway was pretty much pleasant and peaceful with undeveloped grasslands from Corpus Christi Marina until Malaquite Beach and Pavilion. No trees but just undeveloped grasslands throughout 40 miles.

No traffic at all here when we visited in March 2013. Strictly no speeding here in the highway Park Rd 22 to Malaquite Beach and Pavilion. Maximum speed allowed until the destination is just 30 miles per hour.

Also Read: On the Road Again! My Trip to the state of Texas with my Colleagues.

Malaquite Beach and Pavilion

Malaquite Beach and Pavilion is an entry house for Padre Island National Seashore. The park is open throughout the year and no restriction on visiting hours.

Malaquite visitor center here at the beach is equipped with showers and restrooms. It was a great relief for us on change of clothes and showers when we visited.

Looking at the pleasant Malaquite Beach here, camping would have been an absolute pleasure, undoubtedly. But we didn’t do any camping. I definitely wish we could have done a camping there in the beach. That would have been unforgettably great. 🙂

The view of Malaquite Beach from the Malaquite Visitor Center.
The view of Malaquite Pavilion from the beach. That’s Pavan and Naveen rushing excited towards the beach!

For more information on Malaquite Beach and Pavilion, please do visit and

Also Read: Corpus Christi – A Charming Coastal City in Texas and the City Happened to be a Wonderful Shoreline Sensation.

Padre Island National Seashore

The national seashore has been widely regarded as the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world. The seashore was just magnificent and all pleasant. An unbelievable solitude and ambiance to be honest.

Vast and Widespread! Padre Island National Seashore in Texas, the United States.
The Solitude Bliss! It’s just the calm ambiance here in the National Seashore.

Fun Times in Padre Island National Seashore!

The crew had great fun here playing and earning some wonderful moments here in this seashore. We jumped over the waves, played Gada, chasing the sea gulls and lot more. A lots of photographic moments happened for our crew here. Yeah – Wonderful times! 🙂

The jump of excitement in Padre Island National Seashore. 😀
Playing Gada! I was playing very serious but for Ajit, it was all joy and fun! 😉 😀
The National Seashore! The seashore was quite vast and very much stretched in the Gulf of Mexico.

Also Read: Circumnavigating the State of Texas; And the Trip started with the City of Waco.

Sea Gulls in the Seashore

It was amazing to just watch the sea gulls in the national seashore of Padre Island. We saw quite a few flocks of Pelicans flying over. These sea birds make these shores live and active when it’s just few visitors in the early spring times. 🙂

Sea Gulls in the vast stretch of Padre Island National Seashore.
Sea Gull Airways taking off from Padre Island. 😉 😀
The sea gull in intense fishing in the sea shore.

For more information on Padre Island National Seashore, please do visit and

Our trips in Texas comes to an end here in Padre Island.

Also Read: Trip to the City of San Antonio; What I call the most beautiful city in the state of Texas!

The Texas crew (My colleagues) was done with such a solitude filled Padre Island and headed next for the nature state, Arkansas. I loved being here in Texas with the crew and the trips all throughout the state was wonderful.

Which island you like the most in your visits/trips/travels? Greatly aspired to get to know about it from you guys! 🙂

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