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Things to do in South Padre Island

Attractions and Thing to do on South Padre Island, TX. Meet the Sea Turtles, Walk on The Beach and more

Attractions on South Padre Island

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South Padre Island

A resort vacation spot off the Gulf Coast of Texas offering a wide variety of sports recreation and relaxation. Now ranked as the one of the Top Beaches in the US by many national
publications.

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On South Padre Island you will find activities and ongoing events for all ages. learn the fine art of sand castle building, experience the first surfing lesson, or indulge in shopping for that special souvenir within the many stores. Beach adventures here on South Padre Island offer families, honeymooners,
Spring Breakers, and nature lovers to this area for their much needed beach getaway!

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Whether you are planning a romantic weekend getaway or the perfect family vacation,
South Padre Island has the events, lodging and activities for visitors of all ages.
Plan your visit today toward building memories that will last a lifetime in South Padre Island.


South Padre Island Restaurants

Available for every taste and budget.Explore our restaurant listings and find nearby bar and grills or beachside dining.Live music is a big part of South Padre Island Entertainment District After dark,
enjoy the entertainment at clubs, lounges, bars and other nightlife in South Padre Island, TX.

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Things to do Year round on South Padre Island, TX.

Attractions : Listed below are just a few things to do in South Padre

Beaches

South Padre Island Beach wide open in ready for your family vacation This 34 mile long stretch of white sand is bordered to the east by the Gulf of Mexico and to the west by the Laguna Madre bay. The conveniences and attractions of a modern resort coupled with miles of pristine island terrain is what draws thousands of visitors to the area each year, and has brought many back to live.
The natural beauty of its beaches, its vibrant business climate and the friendly people that call the Island home matches South Padre’s rich history. The white, sandy beaches of South Padre are known throughout the United States (ranked as one of America’s top 10 beaches), with the emerald water of the Gulf of Mexico serving as the perfect backdrop for spectacular sunsets. From sunrise to sunset, the Island is the perfect playground for sailing, fishing, windsurfing, dolphin watching, horseback riding, shopping and golf, just to mention a few. As the day winds down with spectacular sunsets over the bay, the evenings come alive with dining, dancing and music. Large selections of fine restaurants are available for your choosing, and many will even cook your catch. Welcome to the Tropical Tip of Texas.

Sea Turtle Inc.


sea turtle inc. south padre island tx rescue
Sea Turtle, Inc. Turtles have feelings too. Did you know that picking a turtle up by its shell without supporting the tummy is like being lifted by our finger, toe nails or hair? Founded by Illa Loetscher, affectionately known as the "Turtle Lady", this enviro-friendly organization is dedicated to caring for and educating the public about endangered sea turtles. Located at 6617 Padre Blvd. For more information call (956) 761-1720 or go to http://www.seaturtleinc.com/. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 PM, $2.00 per person. If you see a sea turtle, call the TURTLE HOTLINE (956) 380-9677.

South Padre Island Birding Center

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
This South Padre Island World Birding and Nature Center web site including a real live streaming web cam that offers a video tour of the walkways and general areas of the center in South Padre Island is meant to be a companion site to the official web site. For up to date and the very latest info please visit www.spibirding.com .

Port Isabel Lighthouse Square

Port Isabel, TX and South Padre Island,TxPoint Isabel Lighthouse Complex
The Point Isabel Lighthouse Complex, located at 421 Queen Isabella Blvd., is home to the newly renovated Point Isabel Lighthouse and the Keeper's Cottage. In 1852, Congress approved the construction of a beacon in the Laguna Madre to support the growing ship industry of the South Texas Coast. The Point Isabel Lighthouse was built to protect and guide ships through Brazos Santiago and the barrier islands. During the Civil War, the light was closed and the tower was used as a lookout for both the Confederate and Union armies. The lighthouse was lit again after the war. In 1880, the lighthouse was renovated to accommodate a new light system. The lighthouse was officially closed in 1905. In 1952, the lighthouse was opened as a state park and is the only lighthouse on the Texas coast to be opened to the public. A replica of the Keeper's Cottage houses the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, historic displays, and tourist information. The Lighthouse Complex is open daily, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call (956) 943-2262.


Port Isabel TX. Historical Museum and LighthousePort Isabel Historical Museum and Lighthouse
The Port Isabel Historical Museum located at 317 E. Railroad, housed in the historic Champion Building, built in 1899 as a dry goods store and residence, is one of the oldest structures in Port Isabel. Today, the Museum is a state-of-the-art facility that houses numerous hands on exhibits, audio presentations and videos that commemorate the colorful history of the Port Isabel area, the stage of some of the most important chapters of Texas, Mexican and American History. The museum has two exhibit levels, a theater, gift shop and one of the largest collections of Mexican artifacts from the U.S. Mexican War. On the south end of the building is the famous "fish mural" painted in 1906 by a local fisherman. The Port Isabel Historical Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 PM Call (956) 943-7602 for more information and current admission prices.

Cameron County Parks

Cameron county Parks Isla Blanca Isla Blanca Park: On the southernmost tip of South Padre Island, this park is the crown jewel of the Cameron County Park System. Over one mile of clean, white beach along the Gulf of Mexico offers abundant beachfront recreational facilities. Enjoy our picnic and playground areas, the south fishing jetty, restaurants, clubs, University of Texas Pan American exhibits, and the Chapel By The Sea non-denominational church. There is also a full-marina with daily charters, a water park, retail shops and a boat ramp. With nearly 600 R.V. spaces, Isla Blanca is not only one of the biggest parks in Texas, but also the best. For more information call (956) 761-5493.
Cameron County parks Andy Bowie Park on South Padre IslandAndy Bowie Park: Midisland across for South Padre Island Convention Center
Andy Bowie Park  near Texas beach Located on the northern end of South Padre Island, this park provides beachfront picnic pavilions, concessions, children's playground, shower facilities, 18 full hook-up RV spaces, and a ranger station. Group rental facilities are also available with prior arrangement for beach parties. 761-3704


Cameron county Parks on South Padre Island,txEdwin K. Atwood Park
King Atwood Park: at this beach access you can drive on, the beach speed limit is 10mph, and you can drive 27 miles to the Mansfield's Cut. Stop for a picnic, go shelling, or just take a slow Sunday drive on Monday. It is worth it.
Located 1.5 miles north of Andy Bowie Park on Park Road 100, this park offers a beachfront picnic pavilion, a concession, and a beach access road, which provides twenty miles of beach driving. 761-3704

South Padre Island Welcome Sign

south padre island welcome signAs you come across the Queen Isabel Causeway this sign welcome you to the island, and is a must do for most of our visitor and local. Stop and take a photo with the South Padre Island Sign, and don't forget to post them on our Facebook page.

Sundays Farmers Market


South Padre Island, TX. Farmers market South Padre Island's VERY FIRST Farmer's Market is OPEN!!!
Operation is every Sunday from 11am-1pm located North of the "Island" at the Shores 8605 Padre Blvd. Find the freshest produce, eggs & seafood!! Can Foods, Music, and the best fresh fruits and vegetables, the valley is know for it produce and fresh seafood.

Pam American Coastal Studies Lab

University of Texas Pam American Coastal Studies Laboratory South Padre Island, TXThe University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory
The Coastal Studies Laboratory studies and exhibits marine life such as crustaceans and marine vertebrates, and plant life. A satellite of the University of Texas Pan American, the lab is open to the public Sunday through Friday, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM The lab is also open for group tours, by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 1:30 PM Located in Isla Blanca Park, near the north pavilion, there is no charge to visit the lab, but there is a $4.00 per vehicle charge to enter the park. For additional information or to schedule a tour call
956-761-2644,

Sandcastle Trail

South Padre Island, TX. SandCastle capital of the South Padre Island is the Sand Castle Capital of the Universe! You can come any time of year and see great sand sculpture - both completed pieces and works in progress. Our freshly-updated map has little pins stuck in it where you can see fabulous works of art right now. These sculptures are made of sand and water and thus vulnerable to time and weather, but we strive to keep them (and this site) updated and fresh -- and hope to be adding new pins in the very near future. If you are lucky, you may even see a local sand artist at work. Now Booking Sand Castle Trail Bicycle Tours conducted by sandy feet herself. Our partnership with Beach Bikes on Padre is enabling us to offer winter visitors a lot of fun for very little $ -- click here for details!

Space X

spacex south padre island,tx SpaceX, the commercial launch site to be constructed at Boca Chica Beach in Brownsville. This is our further, SpaceX is just the began of space tourism, it all starts with the launch, look for Boca Chica Beach, this is the home of SpaceX. More coming soon.....

All South Padre Live Webcam will be about to see each launch day or night.
This is going to be fun.

 

SpaceX Watch Parties: info coming soon

 

Christ of the Fishermen

South Padre Island, TX. in Isla Blanca Park at the south end of the island were the brownsville shipping chanel begains Cristo de los Pescadores
El Cristo de los Pescadores memorial translates to "Christ of the Fishermen" is located on south end of the Island at the Isla Blanca Park.
The memorial was donated to the Brownsville-Port Isabel Shrimp Producers Association by the De la Lastra Family in memory of Gustavo De la Lastra and Jose Edwardo De la Lastra. Around the base of the statue of Jesus is an inscription that reads "Father! Receive the souls of these brave fishermen who have sailed through this pass and never returned."

Whaling Wall - South Padre Convention Center

South Padre Island Convention Center is the home of the whale walSouth Padre Island Convention and Visitors Centre
Built in 1992, this modern, airy, and colorful building located four miles north of the Queen Isabella causeway was created to host a wide variety of events. Primary facilities include 22,500 square feet of column free exhibit space, 9,000 square feet of flexible meeting rooms, a conference theater for 300, and a gorgeous view of the Laguna Madre Bay. This is the site of spectacular sunsets, a wide stretch of sand flats, (which allows vehicular access to the bay) and miles of undeveloped coast. Visitors have access across the nearby marsh grass by taking the Laguna Madre Nature Trail, a boardwalk system that allows nature lovers to watch birds and to spot our resident alligator family. (See nature tourism)

Another stunningly beautiful site to see at the Convention Centre is the famous "Whaling Wall #53" by acclaimed environmental artist Wyland. Wyland wanted to show homage to whales and other creatures of the sea by devoting his talent to painting 100 walls across the world. His "Whaling Walls" serve as a perfect way to capture the grandeur of his subjects since drawing giant whales on small canvases became extremely limiting. The walls of the South Padre Island Convention Centre provided the 53rd life size canvas for the Wyland project. Spanning 153 feet in length, covering 3 walls and 23 feet in height, it took over 111 gallons of paint, 100 volunteers, and nearly four days to complete. Over 2000 Valley school children plus hundreds of other spectators were allowed to watch Wyland work throughout the week. The wall was at no cost to the town and state. Wyland donated his time and artwork, while local residents, private sponsors, and public organizations donated the paint, scaffolding, air guns, and lighting. This community involvement paved the way for "Whaling Wall #53" to be not only the first of its kind in Texas, but along the entire Gulf Coast.

The South Padre Island Convention Centre is a top-rated venue to book a meeting, convention, concert or special event.

Drive on Beach - North of the city on Hwy 100

south padre island drive on the beach for 27 miles South Padre Island is one on the top destinations in Texas for vacations due to beautiful beaches, tall sand dunes,
and warm Gulf waters. Some of South Padre Island's attractions are the gorgeous beach, saltwater deep sea and bay
fishing, Gulf shrimp, fresh fish and seafood served at most Island restaurants, eco-tourism and numerous water sports.
Nearby cities are Brownsville and Harlingen, TX. Matamoros and Progresso, Tamps. Mexico is also only minutes away.

About South Padre Beaches

south padre island,tx our beaches While its many amenities make South Padre the premiere vacation spot in the state, the location of the Island also makes it one of the premiere spots in the state to observe wildlife in its natural state, and to find that allusive bird to add to your list. One of the best spots in the United States to see all of the regularly occurring rails, South Padre has over 300 recorded species to date, and the list continues to grow, as do the bird watchers.
With year round moderate temperatures, South Padre is the ideal vacation spot for everyone. Whether you are a family looking for a week long get away, a winter visitor looking for a warm spot during the cold months in the northern states, or a college student looking for the best spot to relax during Spring

 

Laguna Madre Nature Trails

South Padre Island Nature Trails open to the publicCutting through the tall marsh grass are two boardwalks made of recycled material. Each boardwalk ends in a blind that allows people to become an unobtrusive observer of a host of birds, fish, turtles, dragonflies, lizards, and an alligator or two. Located just off to the side of the South Padre Island Convention Centre, the trail starts at the Warbler Rest Area, a plot of ground seeded with flowers designed to attract the winged creatures on a year-round basis. Located 4 miles north of the Queen Isabella Causeway. For more information call 800-SO-PADRE.

South Padre Island Adventure Park

south padre island new island adventure park location is at the end of the road hwy 100 The Wells family has served South Padre Island for 4 generations and we create memories that last a life time!

We recently opened our new Adventure Park at the end of Park Road 100 with you in mind. Our forty acres of land spans from the Gulf of Mexico to the Laguna Madre Bay and provides an unparalleled location for Adventure on South Padre Island.
Our horseback rides are along the beach and water's edge the entire ride and we often see a variety of shoreline and marine life. Plus, we get to ride in the remote portion of the Island that few people get to experience.
Six acres of private ATV sand dune track for your thrills and hopefully no spills.
There are twenty miles of beach to explore via our Mega-Truck or custom Hayride Wagon.
Now open a Petting Barn for children to enjoyment a safe educational interaction with a variety of animals (us big kids too).
Dolores also owns The Massage & Healing Arts Center and her licensed and professional Massage Therapists are ready for your pampered needs after a fun day at the beach.

We love what we do and we look forward to exploring the Island with you soon. Come; make your memories with us! Your adventure hosts,
Doyle & Dolores Wells
*All special package offers and/or coupons are subject to blackout dates and availability.*

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