Malaquite Campground

Padre Island National Seashore

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Park Rd 22
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
361-949-8068
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GPS: 27.4304, -97.296

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 50
Pad Type: asphalt
Elevation: 3 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

10 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G
1bars
Verizon Extended
1bars
AT&T 4G
1bars
AT&T 3G
2bars
Sprint 4G
1bars
T-Mobile 3G
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Dea
Dallas, TX

1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: On the beach
“Nice Spring Day for Family”

Reviewed May 10, 2018

Overall Rating

This is an incredibly clean and nice beach for family. We visited on a Saturday in Spring; and there were not a lot of swimmers; but many people just out enjoying the area... like walking the dog. The campgrounds are quite a ways from the beach. We camped primitively directly on North Beach because the sand was too soft at South Bea... more

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2bars
Sprint 4G

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Nikki
Austin, TX
Ram 2500
9 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 36

Nikki would stay here again

“Great views!”

Reviewed Apr 17, 2018

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Its a parking lot right by the beach, with showers and restrooms-- there's enough distance between you and the waves that you don't end up with sand in every bit of your stuff. It made going to the beach bearable for me-- I can't stand sand getting into my tent. The views were great, park host was very friendly. Its a short walk to the... more

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AlVie AlBums
Ladysmith, WI
25 Airstream International
2014 Ford F150
100 reviews
Nightly rate: $4
Days stayed: 1

AlVie AlBums would stay here again

“Parking Lot”

Reviewed Dec 11, 2017

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All the sites are close together and in one long row. Half back up to the beach and half the other way. Nice sunrise across the dunes and the ocean. Bathrooms and showers were clean. The real drawback, for us, was the concert of generators that ran from late afternoon right up until quiet time at 10:00 p.m. Out neighbor's generat... more

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1bars
AT&T 3G

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Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 1
“Parking lot style camping by the beach”

Reviewed Apr 04, 2017

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Upon visiting Padre Island NS, we decided to camp at Malaquite for our first night to get the lay of the land. Even mid week, all dune side spots were taken, so we were opposite, in parking lot accommodations. However after experiencing the on beach camping at South Beach, I don't think I would camp at Malaquite! You could be ON the... more

1bars
T-Mobile 3G

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Life Without Waiting
Charlevoix, MI
31 Airstream International
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 21

Life Without Waiting would stay here again

“Nice & quiet midweek - crazy ocean spray”

Reviewed Mar 28, 2017

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We really like this place for a few beach days, and while it was more crowded than a lot of places we like to stay it was way better than some of the private RV parks on the beach. (and we were too chicken to park right on the sand with a storm predicted while we were going to be there) We pulled in around 1pm on Wednesday and there w... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G
1bars
Verizon Extended

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Teddi & Roger
Kent, WA
33 National Trop-i-cal T330
2007 Honda CRV
114 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 7

Teddi & Roger would stay here again

“Gulf views from the front row, easy access to the beach, and a shower/bathroom facility make this a popular choice for camping at Padre Island National Seashore. ”

Reviewed Feb 08, 2017

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The campground is really a long narrow parking area with the front row of sites facing the Gulf and the back row of sites facing the front row’s butt ends. Front row sites have a covered picnic table and grill, back row sites have only a picnic table. Malaquite is all first-come, first served. Since there are no hookups we were surpr... more

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1bars
Verizon Extended

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KenneysSeeAmerica

30 Airstream International
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
103 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 14

KenneysSeeAmerica would stay here again

“Two amazing weeks of beach front”

Reviewed Nov 28, 2016

Overall Rating

Wow, if you enjoy walking on an endless beach, playing in the surf and hearing the roar of the ocean at night - this place is great. Ok, couple of downsides. No hook-ups but there is an onsite dump and fresh water. At night, or when the wind is not blowing, mosquitoes will come out. ATT and Verizon are not useable without a booster... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G

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Voyagers On Wheels
Jupiter, FL
33 Winnebago Voyage
2004 Honda CRV
53 reviews
Nightly rate: $4
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 3

Voyagers On Wheels would stay here again

“Nice campground with beautiful surroundings”

Reviewed Apr 10, 2016

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There is a guard station several miles before the CG but no gate. Sites closest to the water (Gulf) are spacious, with asphalt pads surrounded by grass and a covered pavilion and staggered so you don't feel very close to your neighbor. The sites on the other side of the road are all asphalt and have a picnic table. Sign in is on your... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 5

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Civilized camping on the beach”

Reviewed Feb 19, 2015

Overall Rating

Inexpensive camping just steps away from the seashore. If you have a booster you can pickup a cell signal from Corpus Christi, but only just. Nevertheless, worth every penny. Don't forget to get out to the beach at sunsets, you will not forget it.

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Tomp
Maple Plain, MN
28 Airstream International CCD
2005 2005 Chev. Duramax Silverado P/U
212 reviews
Nightly rate: $4
Days stayed: 15

Tomp would stay here again

“Asphalt beachfront sites, showers and toilets. Nearby dump and water station”

Reviewed Jan 11, 2015

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Camp here and leave the sand on the beach. No reservations, a good thing! Well maintained, quiet, settled w/o traffic coming and going. Great wildlife activity, birds, coyotes, man-o-war fish and the intermitant rattler! Easy beach access, observation post, congenial C/G hosts and uncrowded beaches. Low rates even lower with the ... more

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Big birds

On Padre Island, we camp on the beach, dry camping (no electricity and no water) for only $8.00 per night. We are pleasantly surprised that our neighbor is Bill, who we met in Organ Pipe Nation...

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Go Around the Bend: Celebrating 6 Months on the Road and Some More Beach Time

Stupid Pet Tricks Ok, so you all are probably way ahead of me on this one. But I just figured out that if you click on one of the pictures you will see all the pictures in that post as a sort of "...

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Padre Island National Seashore | Van-Tramp.com

Padre Island has been the pinnacle of this trip. Although the Formula 1 event was the reason we are in Texas, Padre Island is the furthest point East (and South) we will travel. It is the turn-aroun...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash

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