Padre Island National Seashore Overview:
Padre Island National Seashore stretches from Corpus Christi south some 75 miles to the Port Mansfield Cut - offering some of the most remote seashore to be found anywhere.
About Padre Island National Seashore:
Stretching more than 70 miles, the Padre Island National Seashore, known locally as PINS, is the largest stretch of undeveloped barrier island beach in the world. Although it has no modern development other than a picnic shelter or two, visitors to PINS will find plenty to see and do. Fishing, camping, shell collecting, birding, swimming and surfing are just a few of the activities beachgoers can partake in on this islolated stretch of sand. During spring and summer, PINS is also home to a number of sea turtle nests.
Padre Island National Seashore Information:
Entry into PINS is $10 per vehicle; $5 per person for anyone not driving in (walking or biking). Camping at the Malaquite Campground is available for $8 per day. Operating Hours & Seasons
The park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Malaquite Visitor Center is open daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., throughout the year, except Christmas Day when it is clsoed.