South Padre Island
South Padre Island is a fantastic place to spend a fun filled summer or winter vacation - the Island is filled with fun things to see and do. In South Padre Island some of the activities include parasailing, dolphin watch, speed boat rides or catamaran cruises on Laguna Madre Bay, riding ATVs or horses on the beach, kitesailing or kite land boarding, surfing or diving, fishing, enjoying several excellent restaurants, beach bars, and fun nightlife, or just sitting in a beach chair chilling and soaking up the rays and surf.
South Padre Island is only a half mile wide and 34 miles long and it is loaded with restaurants, nightclubs, small businesses, a wide variety of lodging, and miles of isolated beaches. The fishing is outstanding in Laguna Madre Bay, offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, from the surf, or from the jetties. There are three campgrounds on the island that are on the beach or bay.
The locals are friendly and outgoing and the weather is a tad warm in the summer (but with cooling Gulf of Mexico breezes) and perfect in the winter months averaging 70 or so! So what are you waiting for, pack the bags and head to South Padre Island for a fun vacation, weekend getaway, or to spend the winter months.
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South Padre Island & Port Isabel Things To Do
|Texas Outside Favorites||Gabriella's Italian, Pier 19, and Daddy's Seafood & Cajun Kitchen; Wanna Wanna Beach Bar; Breakaway Cruises for one stop fun adventures; PadreRitaVilla for music; Black Dragon Pirate Ship and Pirates Landing on Port Isabel; KOA for upscale big rig camping or and Andy Bowie Park for beach camping|
|Ten Fun Things To Do In South Padre Island||Texas Outside's list of what to see and do in South Padre Island|
|South Padre Island Visitors Bureau||The Visitors Bureau has some good info on South Padre Island|
|South Padre Island Boat Rentals||Surrounded by water, South Padre Island is the perfect place to rent a boat, jet ski, or sailboat and enjoy the water|
|South Padre Island Fishing Guides||You can't leave the Island without going fishing and here are some recommended guides|
|Nearby Golf Courses||Here is our list of some of the best golf courses near South Padre Island|
|South Padre Island Camping and RV Parks||Using this map, you can quickly find a RV park and our reviews of some of the South Padre Island parks|
|Dog-Friendly Rentals||Got a dog, then here's where they can sleep with you on South Padre Island|
|Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark||During the summer the kids will love this well known water park|
|South Padre Island Vacation||A description of a fun week long winter vacation in South Padre Island|
|Padre Island National Seashore||Padre Island National Seashore protects the longest undeveloped stretch of barrier island in the world - great for enjoying the beach, launching your boat and fishing, windsurfing or watching wildlife|
|Isla Blanca Park||Over 600 RV sites, a jetty for fishing, and a good stretch of beach for surfing, kiteboarding, and soaking up the rays|
|Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historical Park||Climb to the top of the Port Isabel Lighthouse for a panoramic view of the bay and more|
|Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge||Laguna Atascosa NWR provides a variety of habitats which supports an incredible diversity of wildlife - the thorny entanglement of dense brush habitat is home to such creatures as the endangered ocelot and more|