Malaquite Beach Hike

Corpus Christi, Texas

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Hikers can begin their Padre Island beach hike at just about any point along this 60-mile stretch of undeveloped barrier island by driving to it as long as they have a four-wheel-drive vehicle and know how to negotiate sand. Most beaches in Texas are considered public highways. But if hikers wish to beachcomb without the annoyance of vehicular traffic, no matter how infrequent, their only option on this national seashore is to hike Malaquite Beach, the section of the beach where vehicles are not allowed. Be advised, however, that North Padre, like South Padre, is a favorite of college spring breakers. The Malaquite Visitor Center is just north of beach milepost 0 and south of the main headquarters. Hikers may park at the visitor center, and may enjoy the camping and sheltered picnicking facilities. From here, you can simply navigate the beach north all the way to the beach vehicle barriers for approximately 3 miles.

Malaquite Beach Hike Professional Review and Guide

"Hikers can begin their Padre Island beach hike at just about any point along this 60-mile stretch of undeveloped barrier island by driving to it as long as they have a four-wheel-drive vehicle and know how to negotiate sand. Most beaches in Texas are considered public highways. But if hikers wish to beachcomb without the annoyance of vehicular traffic, no matter how infrequent, their only option on this national seashore is to hike Malaquite Beach, the section of the beach where vehicles are not allowed. Be advised, however, that North Padre, like South Padre, is a favorite of college spring breakers.

The Malaquite Visitor Center is just north of beach milepost 0 and south of the main headquarters. Hikers may park at the visitor center, and may enjoy the camping and sheltered picnicking facilities. From here, you can simply navigate the beach north all the way to the beach vehicle barriers for approximately 3 miles."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Corpus Christi
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Best in Spring
Local Contacts: Padre Island National Seashore
Local Maps: USGS South Bird Island
Driving Directions: Directions to Malaquite Beach Hike

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May 2018