South Padre Island Things To Do

Aerial View of some of South Padre IslandSouth 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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