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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • great experience

    "great location, well equipped condo!"
    Guest: From Austin Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
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  • Lake friends escaping the cold weather

    "LyLy: Wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed the house. It was everything as stated on VRBO and as lovely as the pictures. I'm sure this is going to be an annual trip for us, as everyone loved South Padre and the house, the kingsize beds were wonderful. Again, thanks for allowing us to stay in your house and Mattie was awesome as well. Cathy"
    Guest: cathy s. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 23, 2015
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  • Perfect location, clean, roomy home right across the beach!

    "We stayed at this house for the month of February. This house is very clean, is close to the beach, and is in a quiet location. There were 8 family members for one of the weeks, and we enjoyed having the roomy home. We never felt we were running into each other. We so loved the location with it being close to the beach, cinema, post office, and two fun eating places. The Wave is so convenient for those not having a car; otherwise driving on the island is very easy. We enjoyed the sand dunes, the bird sanctuary, and the sea turtle hospital. The kitchen is well organized and it was fun to cook when we didn't eat out. Salvador helped us with any questions. We would highly recommend this home for a wonderful getaway. The beach is very close...right across the street. We enjoyed the pool and especially the Jacuzzi even on cool nights."
    Guest: Rudy Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 6, 2015
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  • Comfortable Condo

    "The condo is located on a great spot on the beach. All the activities on the beach, such as kite flying, fishing, and surfing was happening right below our balcony. We enjoyed watching the families having fun. I enjoyed watching the sunrise from the balcony each morning. The kitchen was well stocked with the needed utensils. We decided to eat a few meals in instead of hitting all the eating establishments. Booking the condo was very easy. The owner was very gracious and accommodating."
    Guest: Tiffany R. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 30, 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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