Flowers on South Padre Island

Photo: Larry Ditto

South Padres Island is in far south Texas

South Padre Island

26o 08′ 43.42″ N
97o 10′ 12.29″ W

Flowering railroad vine and morning clouds present a delightful display along sand dunes near Beach Access No. 3 on South Padre Island.

Visitors can reach the beach from multiple access points along State Park Road 100, a nearly 14- mile strip that passes through the town and provides long stretches of sand dunes with glimpses of the Gulf of Mexico. For more information, visit

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