In compliance with the Cameron County’s most recent order, we wanted to give you the most up to date information on rules and requirements on South Padre Island. We want to provide this in plain and easy to understand language for when you choose to visit the Island.
First, it’s important to note that City beaches remain OPEN. With more than 100 public and private access points, the beach is still readily accessible in the most popular beach areas. We’ve provided a map showing the four miles of beach that is available as well as noting parking areas and restrooms. Cameron County beaches outside the South Padre Island city limits, county beach access points, and county parks are CLOSED.
That said, it’s critical that everyone, visitors and residents alike, take sensible precautions. The only way we can continue to enjoy the wide-open spaces of the Island safely is to follow the policies set in place by the CDC including social distancing, mask requirements, and frequent hand washing. See a breakdown of those guidelines here. Keeping our community and visitors well is our highest priority.
Here are more details about the additional requirements now in place in the County overall:
Your safety is our biggest concern, and by following these requirements we can do our best to keep our family, friends, visitors, and community well. By following these precautions as laid out, everyone can help keep the Island open safely, keep many of our businesses running, and avoid another costly shutdown.
While we can’t invite you to visit, we can bring the beach to you. We’ve built a VBEK – A Virtual Beach Escape Kit for you to use from the comfort and safety of your home!
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