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Malaquite Beach Walk is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Corpus Christi, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 13 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Camping

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Ohv / off road driving

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Getting There

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. (source: http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=HGS549-042) Read more at Trails.com: Malaquite Beach Hike Corpus Christi Texas Hikes Trails.com http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailId=HGS549-042#ixzz384uupk00

For questions relating to planning a visit, interpretive programs, fees, birdwatching information, fishing/surf conditions, general information for visitors, facilities available, camping, beach closures, bookstore sales, etc: Malaquite Visitor Center PO Box 181300 Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300 (361) 949-8069 Fax (361) 949-9951 You may also e-mail the Malaquite Visitor Center. For information on the next sea turtle hatchling release: Hatchling Hotline (361) 949-7163

From: http://www.nps.gov/pais/planyourvisit/directions.htm Plane The nearest major airport is Corpus Christi International Airport, which is approximately 43 miles away. Car The National Seashore is located southeast of the city of Corpus Christi, Texas. Visitors to the area should head east through Corpus Christi on Highway 358. After crossing the JFK Causeway onto Padre Island, Highway 358 changes to Park Road 22. Continue about 10 miles south on Park Road 22 to reach the park entrance. The physical address for Malaquite Visitor Center is 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418. The National Seashore is on North Padre Island, which is no longer connected to South Padre Island. To reach South Padre Island, get on Highway 77 and drive approximately three hours south of Corpus Christi. For information on South Padre Island, call 1-800-343-2368 or visit their website at www.sopadre.com.

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Arnoldo Gomez
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Park Facilities are here including the park store which has great souvenirs and information. We showered and changed cloths after spending the day on the beach. Get out and Hike!

Patricia P.
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Hiking

Walked 4.2 miles (out and back) on this beautiful beach. When you get away from the parking lot crossovers, it becomes very desolate. It was a gray day, so the photos were stunning.

Hannah VH
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Quiet in the springtime compared to the popular "spring breaker" beaches. Very few places to sit once you start walking, but still good for a stroll. If you have bike tires made for sand you can ride along the shore. Mind the jellyfish.

Marc Caudill
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Adam J
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Adam J
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Kim SB
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