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“Texas Beach”
Review of Malaquite Beach

Malaquite Beach
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Owner description: This beach on Padre Island is a great camping and beach-going spot.
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Going to the beach in Texas is a little different than most places. In Texas you can drive along the National Seashore for 60 miles. Beach is often full of sea weed and prepare to see trash floating in from the Gulf Of Mexico. Good place for a family outing and not crowded if you have a four wheel drive vehicle you can escape. National Park people at the visitor center are great but the ranger is a little rude. Do we the people not own and pay for this beach.

Thank GunnerBJ
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"picnic tables"
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"nice restrooms"
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"gift shop"
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"shower area"
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"red tide"
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"clean sand"
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"turtle release"
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"small store"
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"white sand"
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"padre island"
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Malaquite is accessed through the visitor center, where they have bathrooms, showers, a small museum and tours, and a gift shop with snacks. But when you get tot he beach, the quiet beauty of the Gulf is untarnished. But you still have access to picnic tables and trash cans. Highly Recommen!

4  Thank LisaE3
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Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

We just came here today and it is worth the drive. At first we are hesitant seems so distant from where we are expecting the place would be but it is really worth the drive. A fee of $10 for a car and good for seven days, we brought foods and drinks so we could have something to eat while on the beach, picnic tables are available, restrooms are clean, there is a gift shops, the beach is clean and so big when we went today and not too many people, very nice to walk on the shore. Some are having fun with there flying kite, some walking with their pet dogs. Planning to go back on summer...we didn't get the chance to swim because the water was so cold an it is windy. Highly recommended for family and for all ages

4  Thank cezeal
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I live in Corpus and making the drive out to here is worth it. We pack up the ice chest and stay out here for the day. Sometimes their's alot of seaweed so just be prepared. But all in all great clean beach.

2  Thank adriana s
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Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

This is where I experience my first encounter with the ocean. This area is very nice to go to enjoy the water. There is a ten dollar entry fee for your vehicle but it lasts for seven days. Has a nice little gift shop and information center. There were several small shaded areas that would be great for picnicking. Definitely recommend!

1  Thank KateRipp
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