The white sands and tropical blue waters of South Padre Island are calling. What will your beach escape look like?
If it’s family fun you’re after, there’s no shortage of thrills. Encounter dolphins as they swim in the wild, or take a wild ride on an uphill water coaster. Set sail with pirates, ride horses along the beach or get a surfside sand sculpting lesson from a master sculptor.
Experience the Island’s abundant wildlife, whether by sea, land or sky. The new South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center offers exhibits on birding and other natural features of the Island, along with a five-story viewing tower and boardwalk nature trails. Sea turtles also call South Padre Island home. See these appealing creatures up-close at Sea Turtle, Inc., a rescue and conservation facility.
For the active traveler, the Island is a mecca for water sports. With warm, shallow waters and consistent winds, it’s one of the best places anywhere for kiteboarding or windsurfing, with great conditions for beginners to experts. You’ll also find excellent surfing, parasailing, snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities.
Whether you’re up for a family vacation, a romantic rendezvous or a getaway with friends, South Padre Island is ready for you.