A 15 minute drive from the cosway gets you to 70 miles of pristine coastline, dunes, prairies & flats at Padre Island National Seashore National Park. This preserved land offers the chance to see diverse wildlife including the famous Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle hatchling releases.
Although visiting the park is perfect for a day trip, campsites are also available on a first come first served basis. The park offers plenty of beaches and things to do including nature trails, bird watching, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing and more.
The Malaquite Visitor Center is a great place to get oriented and learn about the area's history and wildlife. There is a $10 entry fee per vehicle. Annual passes are also available.