South Padre Island, TX. 

Things To Do & Places to Go 

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Activities Recommendations


  • Birding & Nature Center

  • Sea Turtle Inc.

  • Cameron County Parks on South Padre Island

  • Beaches


Beach Activities

  • Clayton's Beach Bar " THE BIGGEST BEACH BAR IN TEXAS"

  • Sandcastle Building – Sandcastle Days – Sandcastle Trail

  • Umbrellas & Chair Rentals – Jim’s Beach Services

  • Banana Boat Rides – Jim’s Beach Services


Water Sports

  • Jet Ski Rentals – South Padre Jet Ski Rentals

  • Kite Boarding – Pro Kites -

  • Stand up paddle boards & kayak rentals – Jim’s Pier - Parrot Eyes – Tequila Sunset

  • Surfing Rentals and Lessons – Island Native

  • Parasailing – Coconut Jack’s





  • Dolphin Watch & Eco Trips – Isla Tours – Danny B

  • Sunset and Fireworks Cruise – Ka Motion – Isla Tours

  • Horseback Riding – Island Adventure Park


Games and Rides



Special Events

Other Island Info




Restaurant Recommendations

Sea Food and more

  • Daddy’s Seafood & Cajun Kitchen – 1808 Padre Blvd. Menu

  • Dirty Al’s – 33396 State Park Rd. Menu

  • Blackbeard’s - Padre Blvd. @ Saturn Menu

  • Shrimp Haus - @ Schlitterbahn – 33261 State Park Rd. Menu

  • Pier 19 – In KOA Camp ground on the water – 1 Padre Blvd. Menu

  • Louie’s Backyard – Entertainment District – Bay-side – 2305 Laguna Blvd. Menu

  • Painted Marlin Grille – 2201 Laguna Blvd. -Menu

  • Parrot Eyes – 5801 Padre Blvd.  Menu

  • Cap’n Roy’s – 1313 Padre Blvd. Menu

  • Sea Ranch – 33330 State Park Rd. Menu

Bar and Grill

  • Coconut Jack’s – Laguna Blvd. @ Marlin Menu

  • LongBoard – 205 Palm St.  Menu

Sports Bar

  • Louie’s Backyard – Upstairs Local’s Bar Menu

Mexican Food

  • Senor Donkey – 4215 Padre Blvd. Menu


  • Liam’s Steak House & Oyster Bar – Laguna Blvd. @ W. Tarpon Menu


  • Gabriella’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria – 700 Padre Blvd. Menu

  • Meatball’s Café – 2412 Padre Blvd. Menu

  • Russo’s New York Pizzeria – 410 Padre Blvd.Menu

On the Beach

  • Clayton’s Beach Bar Padre Blvd. Menu

Services on South Padre Island, TX.

Travel to and on the island. 


South Padre Island is a resort town a barrier island along the Texas Gulf Coast accessible via a causeway from the town of Port Isabel. South Padre Island 4miles long,1/2 mile wide, a small town with a big beach.


There are 2 airports close to both offers Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport in Brownsville For more information: Valley Metro: 1-800-574-8322, The WAVE: 956-761-8178.


Visitors arriving through the Harlingen Valley International Airport (VIA) are able to by-pass car rentals and expensive taxi services and choose the "South Padre Shuttle" for a fast way to the island.

To make reservations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Visit You can also call 1-877-744-0050 to speak to a travel agent.

Public Transit

The Wave


The South Padre Island Metro is a FREE fixed route system that operates within the City of South Padre Island and Port Isabel and has been developed by the South Padre Island City Council with the input of our drivers and passengers, as well as citizens and business persons on both sides of the Memorial Queen Isabella Causeway.



The South Padre Island Metro transportation service is a fare-free system which relies upon the continued funding of the Texas Department of Transportation through its Section 5311 Rural Transit Program and local match funding from the City of South Padre Island and City of Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation.


Tour the island 


Visit South Padre Island from home.View multiple destinations on South Padre island with our LIVE cameras. Our live cams give you a peak at where you want to be. Get the surf report, visit Sea Turtle Inc, watch your best friend get married on the beach or wave at your mom while you enjoy your dinner and drinks.

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