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South Padre Island - TOTALLY BEACHIN’

Down south, at the end of the world’s longest barrier island, you’ll find South Padre Island and the cleanest, most scenic beaches in Texas. From the moment you cross the Queen Isabella causeway and see the blue waters of the Lower Laguna Madre beneath you, and the Gulf of Mexico in front of you, you’ll know you’re in a special place and feel like you’ve left the world behind. And once you’re on the Island, the feeling never goes away. You see, South Padre Island is only a 1/2 mile at its widest point, which means no matter where you are, you are always just steps away from the beach. That’s why South Padre Island is Totally Beachin’!

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Life’s a Beach!
If Beach Bummin’ were an Olympic sport, South Padre Island would be awash in gold medals. And while our beach is our number one attraction, we have plenty of activities to get you out of your beach chair. From a leisurely bike cruise down the beach to an adrenaline pumping skydive, we’ve got an array of activities for active lifestyles. Go parasailing to get a birds eye view of the Island or snorkeling for a glimpse of life under the sea. Catch  a catamaran and sail off into the sunset or hit the links and catch a birdie. Surf some tasty waves or jet ski in the bay. At South Padre Island, we’ve got something for everybody.

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Birding and ecotourism
While we pride ourselves on attracting over 1 million visitors each year, we’re even more proud of the fact that millions of migratory birds and sea turtles in­stinctively migrate to South Padre Island each year on their own. As a matter of fact, over 300 species of migratory birds drop by each year, making South Padre Island one of the best birding spots in the world. We’re also the only place in the world where you can see a baby Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle in captivity. How cool is that? Join us for a hatchling release and create a lifetime memory. Learn more at

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Fish On!
Tight lines and singing drags! A trip to South Padre Island is not complete if you don’t get your line wet. Inshore or offshore, charter boats or kayaks, surf fishing or wading, you can get bowed up no matter what species you’re targeting and the best part is most local restaurants will cook your catch for a fixed fee. And when it comes to fishing captains, we’ve got some of the saltiest dogs you’ll ever meet. Hook up a guide at or bring your own boat and launch at one of several public boats ramps.


Be yourself... in a place you really want to be. South Padre Island.

Contact Info:

South Padre Island
Convention & Visitors Bureau

7355 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, TX 78597



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