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South Padre Beach
South Padre Beach

South Padre Beach

9.539 reviews
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South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956)761-6433
https://www.sopadre.com/things-to-do/beach/
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Considered one of the cleanest beaches in Texas, South Padre features warm Gulf waters, fishing, boating, bird watching, and shopping.

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Beach accesses numbers 22 and 21 is on the gulf side of the island across from our house At access 21 there is parking and hoses and showers to rinse off the sand. You can rent a beach umbrella and chairs for $30 for the day until 6 p.m. It's an easy walk to Wanna Wanna a restaurant and bar on the beach for eats, drinks and restrooms.

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Odessa

Clean beach, however not great for beachcombing. Everyone that's in a car or truck on the beach tends to speed. So watch your little ones.

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El Paso, Texas, USA

This beach is beautiful! The beach and water were clean, the water was warm when early in the morning. The sunset is beautiful. They had a nice fireworks show by claytons. The sands is soft but easy to walk on not like Corpus Christi with little irritating rocks as sand. I definitely have to go back.

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Arlington, Texas

South parse island is the ideal place for when you want to have a family bonding time. There ares o many different attractions around it and you get to fish and have a good time all together. Spring break Is the worst to visit because of how crazy it gets, other than that enjoy.

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What more do we need to say about the beach? The water is clean, the sand is fine, and the waves are wonderful.

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Hutto, Texas

I have been to The Corpus Christi beaches and they were so gross! There was SO much moss and seaweed everywhere and there was this weird smell in the air. So me and my mom decided to drive an extra 20min - 30min to Padre because their beaches were way better. There is this spot we always go to that rarely ever has people and the sand is smooth and the water is seaweed free ~ there is always a cool ocean breeze there and because of the large rocks near us the sun wasn't beaming on us. It was great and relaxing, I loved it!

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Pharr

It was so fun, went fishing and caught a few fish. The water was fresh and the beach is clean.

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What a great place for the kids to play and build sand castles. Drive your vehicle north on the beach and fish or just sit on the beach.

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Denver, Colorado, USA

A favorite place to go to get away from it all. Just stay away during spring break as it is flooded with high school and college students out to have a good time.

SPI is at the same latitude as Fort Lauderdale, Florida and much less expensive to visit. I am guessing that is why it is popular with the spring break crowd.

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The Best Beach in South Texas! Catch "The Wave", th local bus service, and ride around the Island for free. Hop on Hop off at your leasure!

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This is a great beach to visit. Probably the best beach in Texas. Gogobot is showing that it is in San Antonio which is obviously incorrect.

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Aurora, Colorado

Great Sand!
Warm Water
People come from all around the world to build sand castles here...
Check the SPI calendar for Sand Castle Competitions

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First to Review

We are on the beach everyday. I walk the beach and my husband tries his luck at the fishing right in front of our condo. I'm a fair weather fisher and so if the catching is good...I too grab a pole and hope for a great dinner.

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Clean fun family adventure

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East Grand Rapids, Michigan

Amazing beach and Gulf a short walk away!

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Fun

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Lake Jackson, Texas, USA

Beautiful white sand, crystal clear water!

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Lake Jackson, Texas

Traveling to the end of the road!!

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Beautiful beach. Just a block walk from our condo is the access.

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Burns, Kansas

Stretches for 7 miles to the North

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