A trip to Padre Island provides a small-town feel mixed with a coastal paradise. We’ve compiled a list of places to stay on the island so you can make the most of your beach trip.

La Copa Inn

350 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island

This large hotel is especially friendly to pets, and the sandy beach and the Gulf of Mexico sit right at the back door, just past a breezy deck housing a pool, kiddie pool, and bar and grill.

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Pearl South Padre

310 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island

You can eat, drink, sleep, and swim in high style in this 12-story resort with lush tropical landscaping, balconies for sunrise-watching, and beautiful views.

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Padre Island National Seashore

20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi

You can camp overnight at the national seashore year-round to experience the beauty of the largest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world.

The Surf Motel

2612 Gulf Blvd., South Padre Island

This motel on the beach is attached to a bar, grill, and live music venue—everything you’ll need for a fun stay.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

100 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island

The waterpark offers rooms overlooking the resort for a fun and cozy stay on the island.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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