Island Blog

SpaceX Island Itineraries

There are Island itineraries, then there are SpaceX Island Itineraries. Because space launches are finicky things, it’s important to have a flexible itinerary that keeps you close to the action but gives you a chance to enjoy the best the Island has to offer. We recommend a minimum of three days on…

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5 Tips for Planning Your Family's Perfect Spring Getaway

Pack your bags and head to the Texas Gulf Shore for an unforgettable family-fun adventure! South Padre Island’s location on the tropical tip of Texas, provides an ideal beach getaway that draws families and visitors of all ages from all over the country. The Island is easy to get to, provides ample…

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Padre Island Brewing Company

You may know South Padre Island as Texas’ tropical paradise with miles of sandy beaches and endless outdoor activities, but did you know that the Island is also home to the second oldest brewpub in the state of Texas? We sat down with the owner and brewmaster of Padre Island Brewing Company, Mark…

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What's Biting Now on South Padre Island

Fishing remains one of the safest outdoor recreational activities in this time of social distancing - and South Padre Island is one of the best places to experience a wide variety of fishing. Whether you want to brave the waves of the Gulf, stroll the beach with a fishing rod, fish the Jetty or…

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Fresh Air and Wide Open Spaces

Fresh air and the great outdoors are one way to both follow CDC guidelines and maintain your mental health. By taking precautions, you can take in the outdoors without putting yourself, or anyone else, at risk. Here are a few areas open on the Island which allow for both social distancing and…

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South Padre Island Fireworks

There is no better way to end your day on Texas' only tropical island than to watch fireworks reflect off the Laguna Madre or the Gulf of Mexico! Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks May 22nd and 23rd, 2020 — Join us for a Fireworks Over the Gulf for Memorial Day at Clayton's starting at 9 p.m on Friday…

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Camping on South Padre Island

Camping is a breeze on South Padre Island. There are plenty of camping sites to choose from, whether you're looking to pitch a tent or camp in style with your RV. Here is a list of the available camping spots and everything you need to know about them for your next adventure on South Padre…

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Island Lessons: Artscapes

When people think of South Padre Island, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the beach. It's true that our beach is the best in Texas, but the Island has much more to offer than just sun, sand and surf. You may be surprised to know that South Padre Island and Port Isabel (our…

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New & Notable on SPI

For our Winter Texan visitors that will soon be joining us on the little sandbar that we call home (and to those of you that may be first-time visitors), we'd like to fill you in on what's new and notable on South Padre Island. From attractions, to restaurants and lodging, there's plenty to see…

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