South Padre Island Beach

  • South Padre Island Beach - USA
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It’s the beach of South Padre Island that takes centre stage in this resort town immediately off the southern coast of the Lone Star State. It’s possible to visit without having to get your feet wet via the Queen Isabella Causeway, which connects it to Port Isabel on the mainland. However, the beach of South Padre Island are an encyclopaedia of water sports, meaning you’re sure to be looking to splash about in the shallows at some point during your stay.

Boat rentals are a popular way to explore all the island’s coves, with kitesurfing another common pastime. Several organizations run dolphin spotting tours, while even if you stay on dry land you have the chance to ride horses along the shoreline or undertake ecological tours of the area.

When it comes to the beach, its sands are soft enough to truly meet the definition of powder, and the area has become a favourite with both couples and families as a result. During March you’ll have to share the sands with those marking spring break, although there’s more than enough of it to go around! In fact, there are more than 20 different access points, with free parking at many of them.

Accommodation is mainly in resort-style complexes, where you’ll find everything from a choice of restaurants to slides that will keep the kids entertained for hour after hour.

Nearest town/city

South Padre Island

Nudist/naturist beach

Yes

Activities

  • Swimming/bathing
  • Kite surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Restroom/toilets

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Current weather (Tue Jun 18th 08:00)

Light rain showers

(Light rain showers)
28°C / 82°F

Sea temperature

30.3°C
86.5°F

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