Island Blog

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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Sandcastle Trail

South Padre Island is home to a collection of castles called the Sandcastle Trail. Around 30 sand sculptures are located throughout the Island, sculpted by professional sand artists — some local, some from as far away as Singapore! Many of these sculptures are traditional castles, while others are…

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An Art Lover’s Guide to South Padre Island

An artist’s muse, the South Texas art community is vibrant and growing. And it’s no wonder why – our landscape beckons artists to capture the beauty of the tropical waters and abundant wildlife. Standing ovations, high-energy festivals, artisan crafts and inspirational art galleries contribute to…

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Sandcastle Lessons

Did you know that South Padre Island is the Sandcastle Capital of the World and home to the Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA? You can take a sand castle lesson with a local professional who will help you build the sandcastle of your dreams! Whether you want to build a traditional sand castle…

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