Thursday, March 14, 2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Padre Island National Seashore Turtle Hatchling Release
This is a must see event gong on all summer here on North Padre Island.Our 2nd public Kemp’s ridley sea turtle hatching release for 2018 is scheduled for 6:45 am on Saturday June 16 at Padre Island National Seashore, on North Padre Island. No fee is charged to attend and watch our public hatchling releases.
However, sometimes hatching speeds up or slows down so before you come out to the release MAKE SURE to check this Facebook page or call the Hatchling Hotline at 361-949-7163 to check if the turtles are ready for release on schedule. If the release must be cancelled we will post a cancellation message on this Facebook page and on our Hatchling Hotline. If these cancellation messages have not been done by 2:00 am on Saturday June 16, then the release will be held as scheduled. However, if thunderstorms develop at the release site during the release time, public participation in the release must be cancelled due to safety concerns.
RELEASE DIRECTIONS: The release will be held in front of the Malaquite Beach Visitor Center at Padre Island National Seashore. To attend, follow park road 22 out to Padre Island National Seashore. It will take 25-30 minutes to drive from the hotels and residential areas on North Padre Island to the release site. Adhere to all posted speed limits and stop signs at the National Seashore. About 1 mile after the National Seashore Entrance Sign you will see the National Seashore Entrance Station in the middle of the road. Stop at the Entrance Station, and if it is open identify that you are attending the release and you will not be charged park entrance fees. About 3 miles after the National Seashore Entrance Station, you will see a hatchling release sign on the right and the large Malaquite Beach Visitor Center parking lot on the left. You should turn left there, park your vehicle in the large lot, and meet on the deck of the Visitor Center. A park ranger will meet you there to deliver a program about the turtles (starting at about 6:20 am) and lead you to the release site (at 6:45 am). For those arriving early, please note that the hatchling release sign will not be present until about 6:15 am.
At the release, you should not bring or eat food since it will attract gulls, and you should not wear white colored clothing or white colored footwear or take photos using a flash, since all of these will disorient the hatchlings.
FUTURE RELEASES: There will be about 20-23 more public releases of Kemp’s ridley sea turtles at Padre Island National Seashore this year. Several clutches are currently hatching, so more public releases could be held during the next few days, pending thunderstorms. For more information about future releases, visit our website at www.nps.gov/paisand keep watching this Facebook page.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Summer has Arrived at the Texas Gulf Coast!
It's summer time here on the Texas Gulf Coast!Things are warming up quick and bookings are coming in fast and furious. We hope you've already got your summer booking in but if not we still have availability.
We've got plenty to do here on North Padre Island and Corpus Christi, from the Texas State Aquarium and Schlitterbahn Water Park to fishing the Gulf or the flats behind Padre and Mustang Island or enjoying miles of windswept Texas beaches. Don't miss out on all this summer fun!
Beautiful new Vacation Rentals Available
We've added a variety of new properties and upgraded some other properties as well. We've added some new 5 bedroom properties as well as some 1 bedrooms and we're adding more new properties everyday. Including the new Pathway to the Sea Condos and Townhomes.
These beautiful brand new properties are just steps off the beach and they have their very own private pathway to the beach. Here are a couple of those new condos we've just added:
Some of the properties that have been recently updated include the Coastal Cottage CPB606 and El Constante 217 with more getting finished up everyday.
Kemp Ridley's Sea Turtle Hatchling Release
The 1st public Kemp’s ridley sea turtle hatching release for 2018 is scheduled for 6:45 am on Friday June 15 at Padre Island National Seashore, on North Padre Island. There is No fee charged to attend and watch the public hatchling releases. This is an event we highly recommend you attend at least once while you are here on the Island.
For more information about future releases, visit their website at www.nps.gov/pais and check their Facebook page for details on when the releases will take place and all Padre Escapes guests will receive notifications during their stay about the event.
RELEASE DIRECTIONS: The release will be held in front of the Malaquite Beach Visitor Center at Padre Island National Seashore.
FUTURE RELEASES: There will be about 20-24 more public releases of Kemp’s ridley sea turtles at Padre Island National Seashore this year. Several clutches are currently hatching, so more public releases could be held this weekend, pending thunderstorms.
It's going to be a Great Summer here on North Padre Island.There are no signs of damage from Hurricane Harvey to our area, the Sclitterbahn water park is getting a nice face lift and miles of wind swept Texas Beaches are ready for visitors. We've typically got some properties available for those of you looking to get away at the last minute but don't wait too long because summer weekends typically book up fast. If you're looking to make it down at a little quieter time of the summer then try to sneak a mid-week visit. We hope you all have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you here soon!
Monday, May 7, 2018
New Properties! We've got some beautiful new properties now available here on North Padre Island. If you're looking to come down any time between Beach to Bay to Labor Day weekend now is the time to book. Properties are going fast, here are a few of the properties we have available for your summer time enjoyment!