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Recent South Padre Island property reviews

  • Relaxing with friends

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our beach vacation at the Sandbox Beach House! The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived and was the perfect size for two couples seeking to"get away from it all"! We enjoyed the close proximity to both beach and bay, the nice sized BBQ grill, the deck in the early mornings and evenings, and our daily conversations with the wonderful and Helpful Pat! Thanks for a much needed restful and relaxing vacation!"
    Guest: Daisy Crew Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Amazing!!

    "Stayed in this unit for 7 nights in July 2012. Had a wonderful time. This unit is as advertised and absolutely beautiful. Plenty of dishes and towels for a family of 8. The unit is very nicely decorated. We actually had to "child proof" the condo when we first arrived! I didn't want to have to worry about my younger kids breaking something!! The only downside to our vacation was not with the unit but the Sapphire management (an older gentleman). TWICE we got stuck on the elavator in between floors. The second time they had to call the fire department to get us out. Neither time did we ever get an apology from management. The second time it happened, we were in the elevator with another family. When the fire department got us out, management was standing their waiting. His response to us was "We will go back and look at the security cameras and if we find that you were responsible for the elevator getting stuck, you will be fined and incur all costs associated with having to get you out". Other than the elevator issue, everything was amazing!! We will be renting this unit again in the summer."
    Guest: beach bums Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: March 21, 2013
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  • Excellent beach access, Great location!

    "We enjoyed our stay at South Padre with our 4 children. This was a comfortable condo in a very clean facility, with great access to the beach, right out the back door and down the walkway. When we were done at the beach, we left our stuff on the patio area, and it was undisturbed overnight. The condo is laid out nicely and we were able to have family meals at the table and enjoy time on the patio, watching the water and some of the beach when we weren't at the beach. The kitchen is well setup, with all the necessary items for preparing food that we brought with. There is a washer and dryer as well as a dishwasher. We would rent this condo again in the future and have already personally recommended it to friends."
    Guest: John G. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 29, 2014
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  • "3 of us stayed here in November, excellent value and accomadations. Very close to everything, the beach, dining etc. Very clean, lots of room, all the extra's of home. Owner was very attentive in responses and gave us lots of info regarding making the best of our trip. Would recommend for singles traveling together, couples or families. Very quiet with designated parking that was great. Nice pool and hottub."
    Guest: kim C Date of Stay: December 2008 Review Submitted: December 28, 2008
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South Padre Island Travel Tips

South Padre Island is located on a long strip of island at the very southern tip of Texas and has beautiful natural landscapes, year-round attractions and events that visitors from spring breakers to families will enjoy.

Nature Attractions

South Padre Island boasts several opportunities to immerse yourself in natural beauty and learn about the delicate coastal ecosystem:

Sea Turtle Inc. is located at the end of Padre Boulevard near the convention center. It is a conservation center committed to protecting all sea turtle species. Kids can learn how to identify each type of sea turtle, take part in crafts and learn about conservation efforts. If you’re here in the spring, this is a must-visit for watching as sea turtles hatch and are released into the wild.

The Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center, located across the bridge on Port Isabel, is another great spot for kids and adults to learn about Gulf Coast sea life. You can get up close and personal with hermit crabs and starfish, or take a boat tour to see some dolphins. While you’re nearby, check out the Port Isabel Lighthouse.

Take a walk on the Laguna Madre Nature Trail, a stunning, 1,500 foot marshland boardwalk, to see coastal birds and get some exercise and head to the nearby Birding and Nature Center as well.

Beach Activities and Watersports

South Padre island is abundant in outdoor sports and activities. Here are some of the best:

- Take a sandcastle building lesson from Boomerang Billy’s on the beach.

- Visit Schiltterbahn Beach Waterpark on the southern end of the island. This sandcastle themed waterpark is a kid’s paradise.

- Visit the 40-acre Adventure Park at the end of Park Road on Laguna Madre Bay to rent ATVs to cruise along the beach.

- Ride horses along the scenic beach with the Island Equestrian Center - both amateurs and experienced riders are welcome.

- Take a boat cruise. Head out on The Original Dolphin Watch, take a cruise with Isla Tours, or take a sunset, snorkeling or dinner cruise with Southern Wave Sailing Charters. You can also rent paddleboats and kayaks from this watersports shop, located on the west side of the island off of Laguna Madre Bay, between the popular Tequila Sunset and Louie’s Backyard bar and grills.

Dining Options

South Padre Island has plenty ofcasual beach fare and local seafood options.

- For beachside casual fare, head to brightly decorated Pier 19 Restaurant, grab fried shrimp at Dirty Al’s on the Marina, check out Coconuts Bar & Grill off of Laguna Boulevard or hang out at Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill on the east side of the island.

- Grab a local brew and excellent burger at Padre Island Brewing Company

- The best spot for upscale dining in South Padre Island is the Sea Ranch Restaurant, which offers fresh seafood dishes and pretty harbor views.

Events

In the first weekend of October each year, South Padre Island celebrates the annual Sand Castle Days, a 3-day event where you can watch master sand sculptors from around the world compete to turn sand into stunning works of art. There’s an amateur contest and arts and crafts for kids. Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill hosts the event.

If you visit in December, don’t miss the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Locals dress their boats with Christmas lights and parade from Pirates Landing in Port Isabel to Jim’s Pier on South Padre Island. You’ll see everything from yachts to kayaks in this annual competition and winter celebration.

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