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South Padre Island, Texas

Incorporated in 1973, the small resort town of South Padre Island is on the southern tip of the storied Padre Island just across Laguna Madre, the bay separating the island from the mainland. Visitors find a wide range of accommodations from campgrounds and family motels to high-rise luxury hotels and condo rentals, marinas and seaside cottages. Restaurants feature fresh seafood harvested daily from the Gulf with Access via free causeway on Texas 100.

South Padre is known for its water sports, including jet skiing; bay, surf, and deep-sea fishing; parasailing, sailing, dolphin cruise, and windsurfing. Other island activities include bicycling, tennis, shelling, and horseback riding on the beach. The popular Laguna Madre Nature Trail for nature enthusiasts and bird-watchers is north of the city next to the convention center.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near South Padre Island, TX

Gleannloch Farms Golf Course -Gleann

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Valley International Country Club -Executive

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Rockport Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Camping Coleto Creek Reservoir

The Coleto Creek Park and Reservoir, located midway between Victoria and Goliad, is a joint project between Coleto Creek Powe...

TheUltimatePitStop Marketplace

Monthly Flea Market featuring local merchant’s arts and crafts, jewelry, automotive items, collectibles, clothes, antiques ...