Horses riding in the ocean

South Padre
Island

Travel Region

Gulf Coast

Population

3,000

South Padre Island is a hotbed of beach culture with lodging, dining, nightlife, and watersports. Northward, Padre Island National Seashore protects the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world, along with the wildlife that depends on it.

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Upcoming Events

Dolphin Watching and Eco Tours

Nov. 1, 2020-Sept. 30, 2021

Enjoy a 1.5 hour dolphin watch aboard the Murphy’s Law and see bottlenose dolphins in their natura...

Sandcastle Days

Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Master sand sculptors Walter McDonald (aka Amazin' Walter) and Lucinda Wierenga (aka Sandy Feet) sta...

Muzicians Run

Nov. 6

The South Padre Island Mariachi Run is now the South Padre Island Muzicians Run. The goal is to make...

Walk for Women

Oct. 10

Put a little pep in your step for this annual fundraising weekend with the mission to raise money to...

Rio Grande Valley Quilt Show

Feb. 18-19

Presented by the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild, the 40th annual Rio Grande Valley Quilt Show display...

Port of Brownsville Nature Tours

Oct. 1-March 5

Take a 4-hour narrated tour along the Brownsville Ship Channel. On this informative and exciting tou...

Eco Tour and Dolphin Watch

Oct. 1-March 31

All aboard the "Murphy's Law" for a 1.5-hour thrilling dolphin watch and eco tour. Cruise along the ...

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