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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • What a wonderful beach vacation!

    "We stayed in your beautiful beach property for a week in September, 2014. There were 6 adults and our 3 year old granddaughter - and you even allowed us to bring our boston terrier. We had a wonderful time - this was our first time to a Texas beach (we usually go to Florida) and we feel we have found a hidden gem. The beach and ocean were so clean. The ocean was also very clear and the bottom was nothing but sand - no rocks. We enjoyed exploring for 'ghost shrimp' and were pleasantly surprised that you had the tools available to do that - we also caught a lot of fish right off the beach. The townhouse was wonderful - it had plenty of room for everyone and we weren't on top of each other. The pool was perfect for our grand daughter. It is decorated beautifully - you feel as if you are in a high end resort. The best part of all is the view out the back door and being able to walk right onto the beach. We are planning our trip back for next September - it can't get here fast enough."
    Guest: Kathy S. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 2014
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  • Best 3BR condo available!

    "My family (6-8 of us) have stayed in several of the Beach House condominiums over the past fifteen years. This condo the best 3BR condo available! Convenient and private first floor access to both the beach and the pool area! Well maintained with many extras such as Tupperware, coffee, sugar, salt/pepper, etc. Very enjoyable stay. We'll make this condo our annual destination going forward. Thanks for making it available Christine!"
    Guest: JW Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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  • Great Condo!

    "Great condo! Pictures don't do it justice. Only thing lacking would be it needed extra toilet paper, there was no paper towels, no washclothes and needed extra bath towels and hand towels. Also could have used a couple more dishwasher tabs and extra garbage bags. There is a nice selection of beach chairs, umbrellas and other things to take to the beach in the closet. Overall, a great place, just needs more attention to the small details."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • Family Vacation

    "This was my first trip to South Padre Island. Condo was everything I needed plus more. Staff was great and friendly. Kids had a great time in the pool and on the beach. Water was a little colder than I thought it would be but still the family had a wonderful time. Condo was equipped with all the essentials that I needed and a great view. Loved the washer and dryer with 3 small children. Thanks Robert for letting us stay in your condo had a blast. Would rent from you again!!!!!"
    Guest: Katie S. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 17, 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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