A white bird drinks from a pool of water
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South Padre Island

At the southern tip of Texas and accessible from the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway, South Padre is a 34-mile-long barrier island. The island has stunning sandy beaches, world-class wind and water activities, nature tourism attractions, local restaurants, and a growing entertainment district.

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