Down south, at the end of the world's longest barrier island, you'll find South Padre Island and the cleanest, most scenic beaches in Texas. From the moment you cross the Queen Isabella causeway and see the blue waters of the Lower Laguna Madre beneath you and the Gulf of Mexico in front of you, you'll know you're in a special place and feel like you've left the world behind. And once you're on the Island the feeling never goes away. You see South Padre Island is only a 1/2 mile at its widest point, which means that no matter where you are, you are always just steps away from the beach. That's why South Padre Island is Totally Beachin'!
And as if that weren't enough, we're also the Sand Castle Capital of the World and The Fireworks Capital of Texas. The Lower Laguna Madre that hugs our western shore is one of 6 hyper-saline bodies of water on earth creating one of the most unique and abundant fisheries anywhere. We've been hosting TIFT, the Texas International Fishing Tournament, the Largest Salt Water fishing Tournament in Texas for over 75 years giving testament to our World Class on and off shore fishing credentials. Due to our favorable winds and shallow bay, we're also known as the Kite Boarding and Wind Surfing Capital of Texas!
The Starfish Flag is the trademarked, unofficial flag of South Padre Island, honoring both our status as a city in Texas and our unique beach resort setting.
In short, South Padre Island has the Best Beach In Texas and world class beach activities. And at only a 1/2 mile wide, you're always just steps away from them all! Discover what over 1,000,000 annual visitors already know. South Padre Island is Totally Beachin'!