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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • Highly Recommend

    "This condo was all that we expected it to be. Much to our sadness we were only there for 2 nights but that is all our schedule would allow. Bill was very accomodating with our schedule and it was a great pleasure to meet and visit with him. The pictures on the VRBO site describes the condo perfectly, it is a beautiful property, clean inside and out. The master bed was almost as comfortable as our bed at home which was a definite positive. If you are planning a trip to South Padre this is the perfect home away from home. Can't say how much we appreciate you Bill. Thank You so much!!!!"
    Guest: Nanna & Pappa Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 30, 2014
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  • Family Spring Break

    "What a great property! My family of 6 (4 boys ages: 15, 13, 8, and 5) often goes on trip with another family of 6 (4 girls ages: 16, 8, 6 and 4) so we look for spacious houses when we rent. This house was perfect! Both families allowed our oldest children to invite a friend to come along with us and had more than enough room. 3 other families from Iowa traveled down and stayed at other properties, but since our house was the biggest our place was the main hangout. The pool was fantastic. Large enough for both families to be in at the same time and it is heated. We were nervous about coming to SPI with young children on spring break. The house is located on the northern half of the island so we were not right in the middle of all the college/high school party scene, but close enough to walk down the beach if we so desired. There are several shops and restaurants within walking distance. The beach is just down the block and very easy to access. We will be back!"
    Guest: Chad Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 24, 2014
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  • Great Location

    "Great location right across from the beach. You can even see a small piece of the gulf from the patio. It was nice to have a pool and hot tub on the property. The owner Rick was easy to work with and accessible when needed. It was the perfect location for our family of 4!"
    Guest: tinamccoy Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 14, 2014
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  • Great Condo and location!

    "The condo was very spacious. The courtyard with the pool was great and the kids enjoyed it very much. The location was the best since the beach access was directly across the street. I hope to rent the condo again next year or maybe sooner!"
    Guest: Tiffany P. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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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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