"North Padre is raw, unencumbered Texas coast—a dramatic contrast to the spring break chaos of South Padre. Near the island's north end, Malaquite Beach is rarely crowded. The visitor center has displays on local history and wildlife. Work up a sweat windsurfing, kayaking, or walking any of the 60 miles of uninterrupted sand down to Mansfield Channel."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves! As the longest barrier island in the WORLD, it's no wonder that at least one of our North Padre Island beaches made the list.
Malaquite, which is part of the Padre Island National Seashore is a real gem and we are proud that Coastal Living Magazine thinks so, too!
Want to see more? Check out our Photo Gallery, or better yet - go visit Malaquite Beach in person!