South Padre Island Things to Do

  • The Beach at Isla Blanca Park
    The Beach at Isla Blanca Park
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  • 1. Schliterbahn Water Park

    Schliterbahn (German for slippery road) is a 'branch' of the water park by the same name in San Marcos, North of San Antonio. This version is not nearly as big, but it will do if you're into this sort...

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  • 2. Laguna Madre Nature Trail

    The Laguna Madre Nature Trail was a great place to take a stroll and watch the different birds and even alligators wander in the tidewater park. There were also some exotic birds that had attracted...

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  • 3. Isla Blanca Park

    I lived on the Island about 10 years ago. It was fun espeially since I had a Big Ass Truck and spent most of my time up north between 5/6 and Mansfield cut playing. In the sand with friends and...

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  • 4. Sea Turtle Rescue

    Our family thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Sea Turtle Inc. They have very educational presentations about the endangered sea turtles that they protect, along with all the other species of sea turtles...

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  • 5. Statue of Padre Jose Nocolas Balli

    In 1804, Padre Jose Nicolas Balli, a Catholic Missionary/Priest, founded a settlement on South Padre Island called Rancho Santa Cruz, where he raised cattle and horses. This bronze statue of the Padre...

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  • 6. Andy Bowie Park

    Located on the northern end of South Padre Island, this Cameron County Park is a much smaller version of Isla Blanca Park on the other end of town. It provides beachfront picnic pavilions,...

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  • 8. A few things..

    If you stop by the turtle sanctuary, talk it up with the staff- they'll tell you where you can find protected turtle nesting sites on the island. If your the...

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  • 9. Surfing Lessons

    You have to go Surfing while you are on the Island! South Padre Surf Co. offers lessons year round. REALLY fun for the whole family! I was suprised at how easy...

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  • 10. South Padre Island Convention Centre

    This place is the convention centre for the island as well as a wildlife reserve. There are boardwalks that go out over the bay where you can see many...

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  • 11. Third Best Beach in America

    Of all the many attractions on South Padre Island, no doubt #1 is the beach. It has been rated by the Travel Channel as the "Third Best Beach in America." The...

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  • 12. Cristo de los Pescadores

    Before South Padre Island was a resort it was a fishing village, and to some extent it remains so even today. Dozens of fishermen and shrimpers in the area...

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  • 13. The Whaling Wall

    On the walls of the South Padre Island Convention Centre is the famous "Whaling Wall #53" by acclaimed environmental artist Wyland. The artist wanted to show...

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  • 14. A Texas-Size Sand Castle

    The largest year-round sand castle in the State of Texas is in front of the South Padre Island Convention Centre. Sons of the Beach Sand Castle Wizards, who...

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  • 15. Dolphin Watch

    Half a dozen companies on South Padre Island and the neighboring town of Port Isabel offer Dolphin Watch cruises. We took one out of Port Isabel (See our...

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  • 16. Come Meet the Sea Turtles

    The Sea Turtle Rescue Center is operated by Sea Turtle, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping sick or injured sea turtles. It was founded in...

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  • 17. Swimming

    Take a dip in the gulf of Mexico and do some sunbathing.Take care to leave the beach the way you found it. Fines are pricey

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  • 18. Discover Sea Turtles!

    Sea Turtle was the home of Ila Loetscher, better known as "The Turtle Lady of South Padre Island." It has expanded its scope to actively support the...

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