There are several areas that are off-limits to pets including the Malaquite Pavilion and area boardwalk, which is reserved specifically for parents with children to access this area of the beach. However, there is a specific trail designated for pet use in the same vicinity and a nearby beach for pet use.
The park provides access to outdoor shower stalls and bathrooms for dog owners to make use of. Owners are expected to carry poop bags to pick up and properly dispose of all canine waste materials to preserve the integrity of this natural masterpiece. Because many wildlife species make the island their home, it is also important that dog owners prohibit their dogs from chasing or harming wildlife in any way.
It is expected that visitors to Padre Island National Seashore require socially appropriate behavior from their pets. Dogs on-site are required to refrain from nuisance barking and must remain under the care of their owner at all times. Park regulations state that dogs must be on a leash that is no more than six feet in length during their time on the premises.
The property is comprised of over 130,434 acres of pristine land that is not hampered by fencing in any manner. Visitors praise the property for its breathtaking views and tranquil landscape. As a public national park, Padre Island National Seashore is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. For a relaxing vacation in one of America's most beautiful natural gems, consider a visit to Padre Island National Seashore.