SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS is the tropical southernmost part of the
world's longest barrier reef island on the
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.