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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • Amazing

    "The house was exactly how it looks in the photos and the lay out was great. This was the first time we literaly walked to the beach with out having to take a vehicle with all our gear it was that close to a public access and could walk back and forth to the beach. We have used homeaway for the last 6yrs for trips and this by far is the best house we have stayed in SPI Rentals was great they were very friendly and helpful and are willing to work with you. I am already planning our trip back next year."
    Guest: Stephanie T. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
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  • South Padre Island, Sun Tide II

    "Thank you for a great 2 week stay at your condo on South Padre Island. The weather at times was cool, but much better than th sub zero temps back home! Our daughter, son-in-law and 2 grand children ( ages 13 & 19 )were able to be with us the 1st 5 days. We found the condo was very clean & comfortable. Sun Tide II as a whole was very neat and well taken care of. Our codo was furnished very nice and up to date. The kitchen was very well supplied. The condo had easy access to the beach for walks along the Gulf shore. Great resturants on the island, we all really enjoyed Blackbeards, which was only a 2 block walk. Sun Tide II office staff and maintenance were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend Sun Tide II Looking forward to staying here again, thanks again for a great stay Marcia !"
    Guest: Bob Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 28, 2015
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  • Birthday for the 3 amigos!

    "We had a blast, this was my daughters 12th Birthday, which she choose to spend with two of her friends on South Padre Island. I always use VRBO to book our beach reservation whether in Florida or Texas. This condo was perfect: I could see them no matter where they desired to go. We wanted safety & fun. We got it all! The rooms were nice, convenient, & comfortable. There were even extras we did not know about. The anytime service was Great! Thanks for a great weekend!! We'll be back!!!"
    Guest: Leasa R. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 30, 2015
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  • Our third stay, didn't disappoint!

    "This was our third stay at this condo and it was just as great as always. The condo is immaculate, comfortable, tastefully decorated, has everything you need and so convenient to the beach. We have small children so we appreciate the short walk to the water (carrying all the toys, taking kids back and forth for the bathroom, etc.). The owner is great to work with. We will stay again and I highly recommend this condo, or any of the other's owned by Ed."
    Guest: Heather Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 12, 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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