National Seashore

Padre Island Dog Policy

Padre Island National Seashore is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Padre Island National Seashore preserves 66 miles of coastline, including beaches, dunes, prairies, and tidal flats. There is a variety of wildlife here, including Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles and 380 species of birds. The seashore offers a number of recreational acitivites such as beachgoing, canoeing & kayaking, fishing, and hunting.

Padre Island National Seashore is dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on the beaches, at campgrounds, and on trails while on a leash. The only place dogs aren't allowed is inside buildings. Please note temperatures can rise quickly here, so make sure you have enough water for your dog and do not leave dogs unattended in vehicles.


Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed at campgrounds while on a leash no longer than 6'. Campgrounds are open all year and are all first come, first served. The National Park Service has a list of campgrounds.

Beach Policy

Dogs are allowed on beaches while on a leash no longer than 6', even the beaches that also allow driving.

Location & Map

Corpus Christi


Warning: Hunting is allowed at this location. Please be aware of and familiarize yourself with hunting seasons, and exercise appropriate caution with your dog. During hunting season(s), you may also want to consider having your dog wear a blaze orange vest.

For more information on hunting seasons and policies, please see:

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Note: Policies can change -- please make sure to check official dog/pet policies prior to making plans or booking travel.

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