The park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The visitor center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., during the winter. Summer hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The visitors center is closed on Christmas Day, December 25.
The nearest major airport is Corpus Christi International Airport. It is approximately 43 miles away.
The National Seashore is located southeast of the city of Corpus Christi, Texas. Visitors to the area should head east through the city 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. The physical address for Malaquite Visitor Center is 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418.
The National Seashore is on North Padre Island. South Padre Island is approximately another three hours south via Highway 77. For information on South Padre Island, call 1.800.343.2368 or visit their website at www.sopadre.com.
There are no bus routes to the park.
There is no regularly scheduled public or commercial transportation to the park.
There is no public or commercial transportation within the park.