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Tandem Parasailing at South Padre Island
"Join this local parasailing business for your aerial adventure. Your professional Captain and Crew make certain you see South Padre Island as every traveler should from a bird's-eye view of 600 feet. You can even share the ride with your best friend. This local operator boasts the claim of being the first tandem parasail on the Island and are still the best. Take offs and landings are done directly from one of their new Coast Guard Certified Boat boats. Observer seats may be available but you must check at their counter on the day of the trip. Hourly trips leaving the docks be"""Join your Captain for your parasailing adventure. Your professional Captain and Crew make certain you see South Padre Island as every traveler should from a bird's-eye view of 600 feet."title=Highlights&1=Enjoy+fantastic+aerial+views&2=Choice+of+several+departures+throughout+the+day&3=Choice+of+morning+or+afternoon+departure&4=Popular+choice+with+kids&5=Family+friendly
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Water Bike Rental on South Padre Island
"Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time to complete your rental paperwork. Then you will head to the site's private waterfront where you will get some professional tips for maneuvering the bikes. The pontoon design makes for a stable platform that i previous travelers have reporting seeing seagulls pelicans osprey jumping mullets and even the unique ink fish. Water bike rentals are a great way to get out and enjoy the water.""""Cruise the water by bike in South Padre Island! Just show up to the rental site and enter the water from the private boat ramp. The waterfront location means no hassles with transportation. Water bikes are stable
From $27.00
 
Boogie Board Rental on South Padre Island
"The process is simple and convenient. Just stop by the rental site at 2pm to check-in and pick up your board/s then head straight to the beach for some fun in the waves. For first-timers don't worry: boogie boarding is an easy-to-learn sport! Just jump in front of a wave and ride the surf until you hit the shore. Even toddlers can lie on the board and be pushed into the tiny shore break in the shallow water. It's a great affordable way for everyone to enjoy their time out on South Padre Island and rental duration is up to 22 hours. Choose between economy or top-of-the-line pro boogie boards. You will return your board at noon to the same place where you picked it up when you're done.""""Boogie Boarding is easy for all ages
From $11.00

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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 pissing off the local dune goons(they had the towing permit and charged 100 to 500 bucks for a simple tow to families on a budget vacation) by pulling them out for free. Those nasty f***ere used to churn up access 6 in their POS truck and lay in wait for a family in a Hundai and charge them way more than their weekend budget to pull them out. Way wrong but we usually beat them to it and fixity free. If you look up the name of the vendor you will see a common denominator between police towing and some other big county vendors. Just saying. Not all were bad but if you look at other posts....... back to Isla Blanca Park. The best restaurant on the island was Dolphin Cove Oyster Bar! Joe Buck used to own it and he sold it to a younger guy tha completely kept it real. Its on the Brownsville Channel and you can see the huge container ships as well as the shrimp fleet going by less than 300 yards away! If there is the right storm there is a sweet surfing break through the jetties right past the volleyball court. Last stoom there was a Beautiful Young Lady wearing out that break on her short board good beer good food and great scenery! I hope its still open. I'm from New Orleans and they had the BEST gumbo ever! Everything else is way cool and there are always dolphins in the cove. Have fun don't speed or drive drunk( cabs are about 6 bucks anywhere on the island) so takeit and get yours the next day. Peace!

beachb
May 05, 2012

Isla Blanca Park

On the southernmost tip of South Padre Island, Isla Blanca is one of the largest parks in Texas and the crown jewel of the Cameron County Park System. In the park there is more than one mile of clean white beach along the Gulf of Mexico, a fishing jetty, picnic and playground areas, concessions, 600 R.V. camping spaces a boat ramp, and more. Although there are several places on South Padre Island with free beach access, the $3.00 per car fee to Isla Blanca Park is more than worth it because of the many ammenities provided.

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May 20, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Isla Blanca Park

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Sea Turtle Rescue

This is a "living museum" dedicated to the "sea turtle lady" Ila Loetscher. You can see the sea turtles and learn all about them and the efforts to preserve them. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday...
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Laguna Madre Nature Trail

There is a free nature walk next to the convention center. Like the one associated with the Birding Center this one is a boardwalk with a few spots for observing the wildlife. In some places they are...
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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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