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Recent South Padre Island property reviews

  • Winter Texan Review

    "My husband and I stayed at this property in February 2012. We've rented several property from VRBO. I'm sorry I didn't write this immediately. The property, location and views were fantastic. Sorry to say, we haven't had the opportunity to return. We highly recommend this property."
    Guest: Cheryl H. Date of Stay: March 2013 Review Submitted: March 10, 2014
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  • A great place to stay

    "The condo was exactly as promised and we couldn't have hoped for a better vacation and location."
    Guest: Wanderers Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: August 22, 2013
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  • Simply perfect!!

    "We stayed here for a week and loved every minute of it. The condo is spacious and comfortable enough to feel like home. The view from 301 is right over the Laguna Madre and is very nice for sitting and watching the boats and wildlife. They have made sure there are plenty of supplies for everything. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Everything in this condo is wonderful and makes you feel very welcome. I would love to stay here again. We had our boat with us and we were able to have it docked right below our condo. The lights at night on the dock make for great fishing after the sun goes down. The pool area is great as it looks out over the Laguna Madre. We even ordered pizza in from one of the many brochures they have left in the drawer for you. I would highly recommend staying in either 301 or 305 as Rick makes you feel very welcome in his condo!!"
    Guest: Tlia Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: September 12, 2012
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  • Awesome time

    "Had a great time! Condo is in walking distance from nice beach, restaurants and bars. Condo has outside grills and picnic table areas. You can fish right off the dock! Building is nice, parking was easy, overall great experience. Thanks do much!"
    Guest: Love the sun Date of Stay: March 2012 Review Submitted: March 20, 2012
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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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