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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • Beautiful condo!!

    "The condo was very beautiful, & spacious for a family of 8. The pool was fantastic so nice and clean. We loved everything about it. We definitely are keeping this property in mind for next time!!"
    Guest: Jenny Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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  • Great Family Get Away!

    "My family went to stay in S. Padre at the Cloud Dancer for our last summer get away before school started. The Condo was very comfortable and the perfect size for a family of 5. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and after spending the day at the beach, having a washer and drying was wonderful! the beach was beautiful and the water was clean and refreshing! I had never been to a Texas beach before and I was pleasantly surprised! We really enjoyed our time at the Cloud Dancer and would love to visit again!"
    Guest: Family of 5 Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 29, 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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  • 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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