SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS is the tropical southernmost part of the world's longest barrier reef island on the Gulf of Mexico at the Texas / Mexico border. Located 2 miles off the southern tip of Texas, South Padre Island is connected to the mainland by the Queen Isabella Causeway.
South Padre Island is the finest coastal resort in Texas, with beautiful beaches, tall sand dunes, and warm clear clean Gulf waters. Incredible saltwater fishing, Gulf shrimp, fresh fish and seafood served at many island restaurants, a wide selection condos from inexpensive to luxurious, shopping, RV parks on the beach, eco-tourism and a diversity of water sports. South Padre Island is only a few blocks wide, around 5 miles of city real estate, then you can drive north on the beach for nearly 30 miles of desolate beaches and beautiful sand dunes, until reaching the Port Mansfield jetties and boat channel. You don't even need a car; you can walk or bicycle, or ride the free shuttle. South Padre Island boasts the best fishing in the U.S. in the Laguna Madre, in the surf and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. 

South Padre Island is "perfect for vacationing families and honeymooners," according to an article on the Travel Channel website that names the Island as one of America’s Best Beaches for 2006.

The article states that South Padre Island "remains pleasant when the rest of the state is at its coldest. This beach is for the value-conscious traveler … there are scores of moderately priced and budget condo available year round

The South Padre Island's restaurants, bars, shops, movie theater and water sports were also noted. The Travel Channel also recognized South Padre Island in 2000 and 2001 as one of America's Best Beaches.

 

     

4205 Padre Boulevard South Padre Island TX
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