So Memorable. So Padre.

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 neighbors just over the Queen Isabella Causeway) are home to many talented artists — using different mediums and bring their own flavor to each piece they create. So why not take a class with one of our local artists while you’re here? Nurturing your creative side is essential to your well-being — not to mention lots of fun! Unleash your inner artist and let the Island be your muse to create a one-of-a-kind souvenir.

Woman on a horse looking back


In your mind, you’re already here. The Island lets visitors be as active as they want to be.


Arts & Culture

Take a class, dance to the beat of live music, and immerse yourself in the arts.



From nearshore (bay) to offshore waters the fishing scene on the Island is welcoming and fun.



Save room in your suitcase! Shop for hidden gems at specialty shops and boutiques.


Spa & Fitness

Stay fit, relax or get pampered with therapies including massages, wraps and more.

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Tours & Excursions

“Sea-ze” the day and prepare to be amazed with a variety of excursions fun for all ages.

Couple biking by the beach


Surrounded by the Laguna Madre Bay and Gulf of Mexico, getting around the Island is a breeze.

Art Businesses & Spots

Art & Culture Events