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Texas’ Best Beach

No matter what time of the year, South Padre Island offers mild temperatures, calm water and a wide variety of activities for adventure seekers, nature lovers and those that want to leave their cares behind and escape to a tropical Island getaway. A place alive with fun, sun and endless blue skies. Texas’ best beach is yours.

Featured Attractions

Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge

Visit the largest protected area of natural habitat left in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

Bay & Deep Sea Fishing

Head out to the bay or deep waters that surround South Padre Island and have a fishing trip to remember


From windsurfing to kiteboarding and everything in between, the Island offers a variety of watersport activities

Horeseback Riding

Take a horse ride down the beach with maybe even a quick gallop through the water. Great for families, couples and large groups.

Sea Turtle, Inc.

Visit the only education, rescue and rehabilitation center for sea turtles on the Island

Port Isabel Lighthouse

Built in 1852, visit the only lighthouse that is open to the public on the Texas Gulf Coast

Dolphin Watching

Hop on a tour to see a number of different pods and species of dolphins, including bottle-nose and spinner dolphins.

Adrenaline Pumping Activities

Enthusiasts can choose from windsurfing, skydiving, parasailing, paddle boarding and more!

Sandcastle Lessons

Master the most intricate architectural details needed to build some truly epic sandcastles. Great for children and adults

Schlitterbahn Beach Resort & Waterpark

Schlitterbahn South Padre Island is a water park, beach resort hotel, and indoor waterpark.

SPI Birding and Nature Center

Bring your binoculars and cameras to enjoy the unique habitat that draws wildlife of all kinds.

Experience a Tropical Island Getaway