Via the National Park Service Padre Island National Seashore: (Corpus Christi, Texas) - Padre Island National Seashore is open! All beaches, facilities and services, including Bird Island Basin and Malaquite Beach Pavilion, are open and operating under normal hours. We are happy to be back at work serving the American people and welcoming visitors to their national parks. We are proud to be a member of this community and contribute to the local economy. The economic impact of closing this park for 16 days has been extremely tough on our gateway community, local businesses, neighbors, and park partners. We look forward to working with you on ways to lessen that impact. For more information, please contact the Malaquite Visitor Center at (361) 949-8068.