Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre. The park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats. From the beach to the bay, Padre Island National Seashore offers countless opportunities to discover and enjoy the amazing recreation and resources of the park. It is a safe nesting ground for the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle and a haven for over 380 bird species. Drive down the beach until civilization fades away and camp under a dazzling blanket of stars. Fish for red drum and black tipped shark.
BEST TIME TO GO
Hatchling releases typically occur from mid-June through August.
THINGS TO DO
Sea Turtle Hatchling Releases
South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Malaquite Swimming Beach
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
South Padre Island Adventure Park
Bird Island Basin
DISTANCE FROM TAYLOR'D OVERLAND
PADRE ISLAND, TX