So Creative. So Padre.

The South Padre Island Sea Turtle Art Trail Task Force is excited to curate, design, and build 5-10 permanent sea turtle art sculptures across the City of South Padre Island beginning in 2020!

Sea Turtle as a Canvas
A fiberglass sea turtle form, wearing nothing but a rough factory priming, awaits our featured artists’ creative vision. They will transform this unadorned figure into a work of vibrant art. The sea turtle’s distinctive shape and unique charm offer our artists endless creative possibilities.

Featured Artists

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Beach Park Turtle Update

The turtle at Beach Park will be available for viewing Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. It will be closed on weekends. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Turtle Tuesdays

Join us every Tuesday for a virtual “hatching” of the eight turtles on the Sea Turtle Art Trail. The release of the sea turtles will be on our Facebook and Instagram pages where you will learn about the different locations and each artist.

Brand New South Padre Island Art Trails Map

We will soon be releasing a new map of the art trails on South Padre Island. It will highlight the Sea Turtle Art Trail, the Sandcastle Trail, and more information on the local art scene. Follow the detailed map to make sure you don’t miss any of the amazing art we have here on South Padre Island. View Map HERE. For the full information booklet stop by our Visitors Center.

Sandcastle Trail

South Padre Island is home to a collection of around 30 castles called the Sandcastle Trail. These sand sculptures are located throughout the Island. Many of these sculptures are traditional castles, while others are themed for the businesses and organizations where they are located. Find out MORE.

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