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...

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...

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...

Labor Day Fireworks

Sept. 5

Celebrate Labor Day and watch as fireworks sparkle over the bay. ...

J.J. Zapata Fishing Tournament

Sept. 10-11

This tournament is a tribute to fallen Special Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime J. Za...

Triathlon

Sept. 26

In its eighth year of existence, the South Padre Island Triathlon features three different swim, bik...

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...

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