Find something for everyone
at South Padre Island!

A gorgeous outdoor paradise off the coast of Texas, South Padre Island offers a wealth of outdoor activities. From boating, fishing, diving, kite-boarding, paddling, and surfing to birdwatching, horse-riding, sightseeing, and museum tours, you’ll find something for every age and preference. 

Thanks to the consistently warm weather, this pleasant island paradise is perfect for any time of year. Visitors can enjoy SPI all year round with its warm sun, long sandy beaches, and tranquil waters. 

The lighthouse square

Enjoy the many restaurants, art galleries, and small shops right at the bridge in Port Isabel.

Nature & outdoor adventuring

Laguna Madre Nature Trail

Take a stroll along this boardwalk to check out local birds in their natural habitat.

Padre Island National Seashore

This is the world's largest stretch of undeveloped barrier island! Explore unique tidal mud flats and learn about the history of Spanish explorers who landed here.

Isla Blanca Park

One of the area's best beaches, Isla Blanca Park also boasts fishing spots and boating facilities.

Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier

In Cameron County just off the southernmost side of SPI, you'll find this old fishing pier that is one of the best sites for croaker, speckled trout, sheepshead, and sand trout.

Ocean tours & animals

Sea Turtle, Inc.

Support the conservation of sea turtles, learn about the different turtle species, and even get the chance to watch baby sea turtles released back into the ocean!

Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center

Explore some of South Padre's marine animals with kid-friendly touch tanks and daily presentations on dolphins and other marine life.

Southern Wave Sailing Charters

An experienced company, Southern Wave offers rentals for paddleboards, kayaks, paddleboats, and even snorkeling trips. Their exclusive dinner cruises offer visitors a night they won't forget!

Osprey Cruises

Go on a group charter with friends, or book a private romantic experience. 6 different boats offer something for everyone.

Kid-friendly activities

Gravity Park

With go-karts, mini-golf, arcade games, a climbing wall, and even a Ferris wheel, you'll have the time of your life at Gravity Park!

Sand Castle Lessons

There are many businesses in South Padres that offer this fun activity. Many will offer beginner or advanced lessons, and help provide all the equipment you need.

Beach Park at Isla Blanca

Don't miss this 25-acre waterpark! It contains waterslides, floating rivers, and is right next to some great stretches of beach.

South Padre dining & nightlife

Blackbeard's Restaurant

Opened in 1978, this restaurant serves ice-cold beer, burgers, sandwiches, and a variety of delicious dinner options.

Isla Tours

Known for its fun nighttime party cruises, you can see the sunset and dance 'til you drop on board a touring yacht.

Sea Ranch

Enjoy some of the freshest seafood on the island, locally caught and prepared in-house.

Find your perfect getaway spot

Enjoy tropical South Padre Island