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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • We WILL Be Back!

    "Don't listen to Disappointed. The wifi worked just fine when we connected to the correct network. There IS a washer and dryer in a closet next to the sink in the master bath. The patio furniture was in excellent shape and it was comfortable. He WAS correct when he stated the place was clean. The pictures accurately show the condo, it's contents, and the views from its 12th floor balcony. It's on the top floor of the building, so it was very quiet. The complex is also clean and well maintained. We were pleased to find that one of the poolside bars was still open in September (a shoutout to Shannon the bartender). We are already planning our next stay here."
    Guest: Joe & Carla Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 20, 2014
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  • Home away fom home

    "This was our second time staying in this unit and we enjoyed our stay this time even more than the first time! The unit is spotless and well decorated. We loved the addition of the love seat in the living room and the new bedding was really nice. Being on the ground floor and such a short distance to the beach is wonderful. The kitchen is fully equipped and has all newer modern appliances and the unit has a washer/dryer in it!!!!! Luxurious bath towels, beach towels, beach toys and chairs are in the unit for guests to use. There is so much to do on the island.... we rented paddle boards and kayaks at Parrott Eyes and had a blast paddling around the bay when we weren't just relaxing on the beach. We always love taking a drive to the beach at the north end for shell hunting. The sunsets on the bay are sensational and planning dinner at Louie's to watch the sun go down is a must! Owner is great to work with and very prompt in her communications. We are already anticipating our trip and stay in this unit next year!"
    Guest: Tami D. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 19, 2014
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  • Our home away from home

    "Cannot say enough about this condo!! My wife, our teenager, and two babies once again stayed in this condo for the 5th season in a row and will not stay at another place. Christine is a great owner that is very accomodating and like most of the other reviews indicate, easy to work with and get a hold of for her condo. Plenty of toys for the kids to take to the beach, chairs if needed, updated bathrooms and kitchen, plenty of room for everyone to get around and not bump into one another. Love that we can see and hear the beach from the balcony and that the place is not loaded with young spring breakers. Great condo that makes us feel right at home with easy access to the greatest beach!!!"
    Guest: Kyle S. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
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  • 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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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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