South Padre Island: Best Things to Do

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South Padre Island is a tropical oasis located at the southern tip of Texas, United States.

This barrier island offers the incomparable beauty of Laguna Madre Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

This place is an ideal destination all year for visitors who are looking for a vacation from the daily grind.

As you cross the Queen Isabella Causeway, you'll feel like you have left all your concerns, and you are now in South Padre Island and it's tome to experience the tropical vacation.

The long beach stretches throughout the island that will let you explore the beauty of this island.

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SIGHTSEEING

South Padre Island is a beautiful place with 34-mile long of beautiful white sand and turquoise water. It is one of the most beautiful barrier islands in the world and the only tropical island in the state of Texas with its great Island Adventure Park. The weather and calm waters and more than 300 days of sunshine make South Padre Island a great place to stay and visit the whole year.

South Padre Island Adventure Park

Our horseback rides are along the beach and water’s edge and we often see a variety of shoreline and marine life and we get to ride in the remote portion of the Island that few people get to experience. No crowds here!

DOWNTOWN

If you visit South Padre Island in summer, the cool breeze blowing in your hair will refresh you when you sip a cold drink in winter, the warm sun will melt your worries as you walk along the beach in shorts and sandals. The downtown is the center of many interesting and historical sites to visit like Cristo de Los Pescadores. As well as the eateries, shopping centers, and also bar and nightclubs. You can close your eyes, take a deep breath, and release all the worries that you leave when your trip to South Padre begins.

Cristo de los Pescadores

The statue was donated to the Brownsville-Port Isabel Shrimp Producers Association by the De la Lastra Family in memory of Gustavo De la Lastra and Jose Edwardo De la Lastra.

SHOPPING

Ship Shape, home accessories, souvenirs, tables, and jewelry. Here you can buy things and items for your souvenirs before leaving the city. There’s also another place to get the best souvenirs in South Padre Island at KIC's Seashell Emporiums. It is one of many places you can bump into to get interesting items for souvenirs.

Ship Shape

They provide great qualities of items for your souvenirs in South Padre Island with reasonable prices.

KIC's Seashell Emporiums

Beside seashells, they also provide numerous interesting items such as jewelries, accessories, and many more.

FOOD & DRINK

South Padre Island is known for seafood cuisines in almost restaurants. You can easily find a good place to have your dinner with various menus as well as from different countries. Burgers and pizzas are also available in some Italian restaurants. The city is full of a good place to bump into with a wide range of culinary. Drink beers and other spirits in the bars and clubs downtown or off the beach.

CULTURE

South Padre Island houses numerous historical buildings and churches, the culture in the city is diverse and you can notice easily. The language they speak in English and you’ll notice other languages spoken as well throughout the city.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit South Padre Island is from September to February. Unless you are planning to join in on the spring break fun – rowdy partying at all hours of the day – you'll find this tiny town rather unbearable in March.

HOTEL

Aquarius Condominium is the first high rise to be built on the island in 1977. A true beachfront complex with 50 to 60 meters from the beach. This building is a boutique-style complex with a relaxed beach atmosphere in mind. A large 8-foot deep hot tub in the deepest community hot tub & direct access to the beach. Offering beautiful beachfront land with walking trails & 3 roasting stations. If you are looking for a place to stay in South Padre Island, you can stay at Beachhouse Vacation Rentals. Enjoy the simplicity and charm of a South Padre Island beach house vacation rental. They also welcome pet friendly that allows you to bring your pets during your stay.

Aquarius Condominium

Aquarius Condominium was the first high rise built on the Island in 1977. A true beach front complex with in 50 to 60 yards of the beach. The building is a boutique style complex with a relaxing coastal vibe in mind.

Beachhouse Vacation Rentals

We’ve been providing comfortable vacation homes & condo rentals for visitors to the North Oregon Coast since 2002 and offer top of the line professional Vacation Home Rental Management, and guest services.

RESTAURANT

Louie's Backyard on South Padre Island has been a favorite island as a luxury dining destination for years. Every night striving to pamper the guests with great service and satisfy their tastes with delicious menu items cooked by gourmet chefs. This upscale restaurant prepares seasonal dishes that have diners and food after each bite. F&B South Padre Island provides resh seafood appetizers featuring Gulf offerings are always a good choice, while the homemade pasta also stands out. A night out at F&B is the perfect excuse to put on your best resort clothes and paint the city.

Louie's Backyard

Every night striving to pamper the guests with great service and satisfy their tastes with delicious menu items cooked by gourmet chefs.

F&B SPI

On your next visit to South Padre Island, you'll find a great new addition to the area, F&B is a great place to have good food and drinks.

CAFE

The Isla Grand Beach Resort Coffee Hut is open to the public. They offer a variety of hot and cold drinks, ice cream, juices, pastries, and healthy snacks. Visit it in the morning on your way to the beach and come and chill with cold drinks and snacks for the children. After a sunny day at the beach, relax and pamper yourself at the Windjammer Beach Café.

Windjammer's Beachfront Cafe

The Isla Grand Beach Resort invites you to come and visit our beautiful island. We are a full-service resort with your vacation pleasure our number one priority.

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Bar Louie is the nation's hottest Gastrobar dedicated to revolutionizing your dining experience. We are proud to serve delicious, tantalizing, chef-inspired grub, craft cocktails & local beers that will thrill your taste buds. Clayton Beach Bar and Grill is everything. You can start your day and end your night without leaving the beach. From sunrise dances to midnight, Clayton's Beach Bar and Grill will keep you and your friends entertained

Bar Louie - South Padre Island

We proudly serve shareable, mouthwatering, chef-inspired grub, craft cocktails & local beers that will rock your tastebuds.

Clayton's Beach Bar & Event Venue

Welcome to Clayton’s, the biggest beach bar in Texas. Clayton’s hosts the biggest concerts and special events on South Padre Island.

INTERESTING PLACE

Beach Waterpark at Isla Blanca is ranked number one as Kid-Friendly attraction by Texas Family Magazine! Experience the Valley’s premier entertainment destination. Getaway to the best the gulf coast has to offer a 25-acre waterpark paradise.

Isla Blanca Park

Experience the Valley’s premier entertainment destination. Getaway to the best the gulf coast has to offer a 25-acre waterpark paradise.

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

The memorial of El Cristo de Los Pescadores translates to “Christ of the Fishermen” which is located on the southern tip of the island in Isla Blanca Park. The warning was donated to the Brownsville-Port Isabel Shrimp Producers Association by the De la Lastra Family in memory of Gustavo De la Lastra and Jose Edwardo De la Lastra. Island Adventure Park is located at the end of Park Road 100 with an area of 40 acres from the Gulf of Mexico to Laguna Madre Bay which provides an unrivaled location for Adventure on South Padre Island.

Cristo de los Pescadores

The statue was donated to the Brownsville-Port Isabel Shrimp Producers Association by the De la Lastra Family in memory of Gustavo De la Lastra and Jose Edwardo De la Lastra.

South Padre Island Adventure Park

Our horseback rides are along the beach and water’s edge and we often see a variety of shoreline and marine life and we get to ride in the remote portion of the Island that few people get to experience. No crowds here!