Welcome to South Padre Island!
Five miles of relaxing beaches, the coast of warm gulf waters and the tropical island atmosphere make South Padre Island your ideal getaway vacation. Whether you are planning a family beach vacation, leisure travel, a business trip, a weekend getaway, or just a day at the beach, South Padre Island offers everything you’ll need to make your day a memorable one.
Come enjoy the gentle waves and soft sands of South Padre Island, Texas! With a broad array of activities, South Padre Island makes the perfect destination for everyone. Choose from range of hotels and restaurants that fit any budget and enjoy a multitude of activities. Bring your family and friends (and pets!) to South Padre Island anytime of the year: our year-round temperature averages in the mid 70's!
The Best Tropical Destination in Texas
Beautiful beaches, warm Gulf waters, fishing, boating, bird watching, shopping and a plethora of year-round activities make South Padre Island the most fantastic vacation destination in the world. Check out our lodging offers on South Padre Island. South Padre as a destination weddings location adds a taste of tropical Texas to your big day. See if you can fit everything this tiny island has to offer into one trip! Nature tours, fishing, surfing, dining – with so much to do, you may not have time to set foot on our beautiful beaches.
South Padre Island is a coastal resort town on the Gulf of Mexico with five miles of beautiful seashore. South Padre Island is one on the top destinations in Texas for vacations due to it's with beautiful beaches, tall sand dunes, and warm Gulf waters. Some of South Padre Island's attractions are saltwater fishing, Gulf shrimp, fresh fish and seafood served at most Island restaurants, hotels and condos, shopping, RV parks, eco-tourism and numerous water sports. Nearby cities are Brownsville and Harlingen, TX. Matamoros and Progresso, Tamps. Mexico are also only minutes away.
South Padre Island vacations can be planned for any time of year. The winters are warm with average temps in the 70's and contrary to most peoples thinking South Padre is one of the mildest places in Texas during the summer. Proximity to the Gulf and it's sea breezes keep the summer temps in the high 80's and low 90's.
The winter months on South Padre island finds many people from the Northern states enjoying the beach, fishing, restaurants, activities and shopping as the make their winter home here. They are fondly referred to as "Winter Texans" and are view as if they were local residents during the winter months.
Year round fun is the key to South Padre Island's popularity. One can enjoy one of the best beaches in the US, dine in our great restaurants, watch the dolphins, go deep sea or bay fishing , parasail, shop Mexico and simple relax 365 days per year.
Transportation to South Padre Island
Cheap and quick transportation to South Padre Island is now here! Get to South Padre Island from Brownsville Airport and Harlingen Airport for less without having to pay for a taxi or renting a car and once you’re on South Padre Island, get to anywhere on the island for FREE aboard the WAVE, South Padre Island’s free shuttle service. Read More
A Nature Lover’s Paradise
Do you love nature? South Padre Island has many enjoyable activities for all types of nature lovers. The North end of South Padre Island contains acre after rolling acre of sand dunes and untouched beaches. South Padre Island wildlife is also attracts thousands of visitors every year. Sea Turtle Inc. is a sea turtle conservatory that is involved with rescue and rehabilitation efforts all year long. The South Padre Island World Birding and Nature Center is a large complex at which visitors have the opportunity to observe native and migratory birds, as well as an indoor museum and information center with information about many of the birds and other wildlife that can be observed from their grounds.
Want to appreciate the ecology with your family? Hop aboard a dolphin watch boat by one of the few vendors on South Padre Island. These companies also provide “eco-tours” aboard an amphibious bus/boat, as well as jet-skiing, speedboat tours, and Pirate Ship Shows. With so many options, there are options for people of all ages!