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South Padre Island overview

South Padre Island is a relaxing place, known for its beaches and live music, and features picturesque views of the sea and islands. You'll enjoy the ample bar and cafe choices, along with activities such as dolphin viewing and fishing. Families will find plenty of fun at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. Visit local attractions like Sea Turtle Inc and Andy Bowie Park. If you're looking for a family-friendly getaway, South Padre Island is for you.

Where to stay in South Padre Island

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around South Padre Island has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in South Padre Island with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all South Padre Island hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best South Padre Island hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to South Padre Island

Fly in to Brownsville, TX (BRO-Brownsville-South Padre Island Intl.), 21.7 mi (34.9 km) from central South Padre Island. Harlingen, TX (HRL-Valley Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 31.5 mi (50.7 km) away.

What to see around South Padre Island

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • New Fishing Pier
  • • Rollie Melville Community Park
Sights that are especially popular with families include:
  • • Sea Turtle Inc
  • • Sea Turtle Rescue Center
  • • South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
  • • Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
  • • University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory
It's recognised for its beaches. Top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Andy Bowie Park
  • • Laguna Madre Nature Trail
  • • Isla Blanca Park
  • • Brazos Island State Park
  • • Boca Chica State Park
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Whaling Wall
  • • South Padre Island Convention Centre
  • • Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier
  • • Dolphin and Nature Research Center
  • • Port Isabel Lighthouse

When to visit South Padre Island

Wondering which time of year to travel or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal trends to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 25°C day, 12°C night
  • April-June: 32°C day, 19°C night
  • July-September: 32°C day, 24°C night
  • October-December: 30°C day, 12°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 102 cm
  • April-June: 179 cm
  • July-September: 227 cm
  • October-December: 149 cm

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