Malaquite Beach Hike

Corpus Christi, Texas 78418

Malaquite Beach Hike

Malaquite Beach Hike Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

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Trail Information

Corpus Christi
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Best in Spring
Padre Island National Seashore
Local Contacts
USGS South Bird Island
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018