Island Blog

Hello South Padre Island!

Hello Beach! Here we come! South Padre Island sits just off the southernmost point of the Texas Coast between the shallow Laguna Madre and the Gulf of Mexico. The soft powdery beaches, warm turquoise waters, diverse eateries, and an exploding art scene have given South Padre Island traction to…

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit South Padre Island

If you are looking to escape the cold winter weather, head down south to a quaint, relaxing island with 34 miles of unspoiled white-sand beaches, surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico and sparkling Laguna Madre Bay. With average year-round temperatures around 74 degrees, the…

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National Cook Your Catch Day in South Padre Island

If the idea of catching a fish in the morning and eating that same fish in the evening appeals to you, you’ll want to keep reading. Here’s everything you need to know about National Cook Your Catch Day in South Padre Island. I was invited by the tourism office in South Padre Island Texas for…

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10 Awesome Things to Do on South Padre Island in Texas

South Padre Island in Texas tends to have a bit of a reputation – a reputation of being a party-happy Spring Break destination. But before you assume that visiting South Padre Island is bound to resemble a rowdy movie about the American college experience, know that there's plenty to do on SPI that…

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Winter Attractions on South Padre Island

Winter has arrived on South Padre Island, and if you think that there isn’t much to do during the winter season, you are in for a big surprise; SPI has multiple attractions you can enjoy even in cooler temperatures. One of the best things about South Padre Island is that the temperature doesn’t drop…

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Labor Day Weekend Guide to Paradise

Labor Day is fast approaching, and for most of us, that means a 3-day weekend. We’ve made it easy for you to have a So Padre weekend getaway on Texas’ best beach. Whether you’re into wild water sports, coastal culinary delights, or just relaxing on the beach, there’s something for everyone on South…

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Fun On The Go

There's a new way to have fun on South Padre Island, and it's not your typical ride. Meet SPI Cycle Pub. Ride your way around the Island on the 15 seater bike, the perfect eco-friendly way to enjoy the outdoors, and the fresh ocean breeze. You have two ride options to choose from. "Booze Cruise"…

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Giant Snook

By Kelly Groce Peeling drag, freight train runs, aggressive head shakes and full-body aerials; this is what one can expect when battling the elusive snook. Up until the 1940s snook were plentiful along the south Texas coastline, but due to commercial gill netting, their numbers dropped drastically…

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Mangrove Snapper on Topwaters

By Kelly Groce Mangrove snapper on topwaters? This might not be the most common way to target a gray snapper, known mostly by you and I as a mangrove, but it is definitely the most visually pleasing way to catch these colorful, tough fighting fish. Mangrove snapper can be found both inshore and…

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