Island Blog

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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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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Girlfriend Getaway

Need a break? Ready to scrap that to-do list and just chill out? We hear you! Grab your besties and escape to South Padre Island for fun, sun and relaxation! Or, surprise your mom with a mother/daughter getaway, just in time to celebrate Mother's Day the "island way!" Total Relaxation Treat…

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28 SPI Date Ideas

In honor of Valentine's Day, we've compiled a list of fun South Padre Island date ideas. No matter what your couple style is, there's something for all of you "love birds" out there. For the romantics 1) Take a long walk on the beach, hand in hand, and enjoy the natural beauty of South Padre Island…

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Voluntourism: 7 Ways to Give Back to South Padre Island

Voluntourism — "a form of tourism in which travelers participate in voluntary work, typically for a charity." Whether you're on the Island for a day, a week, or a month, there are several ways you can become more interconnected with the community and the wildlife that call South Padre Island home…

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Getting Around the Island

Welcome to South Padre Island! If you came by way of plane, you'll probably need some sort of transportation to get around. Even if you drove, but you'd rather leave the car at your condo or hotel, we have several options for you to explore and discover the Island. Bus The Island Metro (formerly the…

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72 Hours on South Padre Island

Welcome to South Padre Island! Explore the barrier island by land, sea or air! You can be as active or as laid back as you want — the Island has something for everyone. If you've never been to our little sandbar before, here is a sample itinerary to get you started. Day 1 Morning: You came to the…

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Friends of Animal Rescue

A 34-mile long tropical island located on the Gulf Coast of Texas, South Padre Island’s stunning white sandy beaches, world-class water activities, nature tourism attractions, unique local restaurants and rockin’ entertainment district keep the Island consistently ranked as a top beach destination…

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The Perfect Way To Begin The Day In South Padre Island

By Elayna Fernandez This blog post is part of the Texas Travel Blogger Takeover of South Padre Island. Waking up in South Padre Island is a miracle in itself. Surrounded by the Ocean and the Bay, this tropical paradise is perfect for a family getaway, just a few hours away from Fort Worth, the city…

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