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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

Shallow Stalker Boats Owners Fishing Tournament

Aug. 28-29

Teams in adult and junior divisions compete for the heaviest red drum, trout, flounder, and other ca...

Port of Brownsville Nature Tours

Oct. 14, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021

On this four-hour Port Brownsville narrated tour, see vessels loading and unloading cargo from all o...


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