The 5 Best North Padre Island Beaches

North Padre Island is a barrier island along the coast of Texas. It's known for its distinct, relaxing, coastal style which comes from miles of open beaches and white sand dunes. A very popular vacation destination.

Looking for the best beaches on North Padre Island? You have stumbled upon the right place, here we have made a list for you of the best ones.


Jp Luby Beach

This is a favorite local hangout place. It is known as the JP Luby, and this beach has great surfing places and it is a perfect place for barbecuing, socializing and beach sports.


Here you can ride jetskis and probably see some of the marine life while doing it. This place requires a beach permit and is a great spot for kiteboarding also.


Malaquite Beach and Padre Island National Seashore

Over 71 miles of flats, prairies, dunes and pristine coastlines can be found at this amazing national park. You can camp on the Malaquite beach, kayak or windsurf near the Bird Island, and experience some of the wildlife on the hiking trails.


When visiting this national park, be sure to stop by the tourists’ center where you will find park rangers who will be happy to provide you with some extra information on history, wildlife and more.


This park has an amazing program for the conservation of sea turtles and it is hosting a lot of Kemp’s Ridley baby hatchling releases every summer.


Padre Balli Park and Bob Hall Pier

This is one of the most popular beaches on North Padre Island, and it is the home of the well-known Bob Hall Pier. Here you can swim or fish. An amazing restaurant is located on top of Bob Halls Pier and they offer cold drinks and live music. 


This place is family friendly, has a parking lot that you don’t need a permit for, and here you can experience some amazing waterfront dining.


South Packery / Michael J. Ellis Beach and Seawall

If you are looking for a resort vacation feel, then this is the beach made for you. Here you can grab a cocktail at the tiki-style outdoor Sandbar or even go and check out the boardwalk that is a mile long. This place is also the location of the Holiday Inn which is the only full-service hotel here located on the beach.


This place is family friendly and it has a parking lot that is located in front of the Ellis Beach.


Whitecap Beach

This is a beach that is family friendly, and it is really popular among the locals and the visitors. Here you can watch a beautiful sunrise or just lay back and spy on the salty pelicans flying by.


It’s a family-friendly place that has a parking lot which is located in front of Ellis Beach, and this beach also has showers and restrooms.


Conclusion


Whether you are a more laid-back person or an adventurous type of person, you definitely can find a beach that suits your needs. So when you do find it, just relax and enjoy your vacation.

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