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South Padre Island

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...

Shallow Sport Owners Fishing Tournament

Aug. 13-15

More than 250 shallow sport boats race off at the sound of the blast from the island's oldest and bi...

Ladies Kingfish Tournament

Aug. 6-8

The 40th annual tournament is the first all-ladies tournament in Texas and is divided into two divis...

National Lifeguard Championships

Aug. 4-7

The United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) hosts the National Lifeguard Championships. Hundreds...

Fourth of July Fireworks Over the Bay

July 4

Catch a fireworks show over the bay and watch as the fireworks shimmer across the water. The show is...

Pro-Am Beach Soccer Tournament

July 24-25

Pro-Am Beach Soccer has 15 years of experience running beach soccer events for youth and adults. Tea...

Texas International Fishing Tournament

July 28-Aug. 1

Surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Laguna Madre Bay and Gulf of Mexico, Port Isabel and South...

Pro Watercross

June 5-6

More than 150 individual competitors are expected, all bringing with them their pit crew, families, ...

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