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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • Great place to stay!

    "This place was perfect for our family (four adults and two kids). The unit is spacious, immaculate, and well stocked. This house is in a great location - just a few steps away from the beach access, shopping, and close to several really good restaurants. The owners are very friendly, informative, and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again."
    Guest: Crew from DFW Metroplex Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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  • Spring Break 2014

    "The weather did not cooperate for us this time around, but the house was perfect for an indoor vacation. The kids (ages 17 - 8) were completely occupied in the house with games, movies, pool, basketball and the occasional dip in the hot tub. On the nicer days we were on the beach which was literally a stone's throw away. This kitchen was fully stocked and ideal for the chef of our group. All and all the accommodations were superb! And the view was breathtaking. We will stay here again."
    Guest: Mac4 Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 17, 2014
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  • Excellent Choice!

    "I went there with my family and we had a wonderful time. The views are very nice, and the apartment is very spacious. It is very close to the beach, so that is very nice too. Our stay was very relaxing, and if I go back to SPI, I would definitely stay here again!"
    Guest: ChristineAdams Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 21, 2014
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  • BREATH TAKING VIEW!

    "The view from the living area was amazing! Very beautiful and comfortable home that we were able to enjoy with our 4 children. The home was spotless and well maintained. It was so nice having "the extras" in the home. I have rented homes before and they didn't have them so it was nice not having to go to the store the minute we arrived. Beth was easy to contact and made sure that everything was going well for our family. My children said it was their favorite vacation this far!"
    Guest: Beach Bum Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 21, 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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