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