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South Padre Island Travel Guide: 164 reviews and 209 photos

Though this is the best beach in Texas, you may not enjoy it if you've been to tropical beaches out of the country. However, it's still enjoyable, depending on the time of the year you go in. I like to go around mid May, and most of the pictures here are from two separate trips during that month.

Tourist places

There are SO many shops on this island. It seems that many are run by only two people or companies, so every other one is the same. Many of them have elaborate entrances to draw people in and distinguish them from the multitudes of other shops.

This is another building that I liked on the island. I'm not sure if it's a condo or a regular house, but they've got a great spot on the shore!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Best beaches in Texas, lots to do, nice weather
  • Cons:THE tourist spot in Texas
  • Last visit to South Padre Island: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 30, 2005
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  • terps94's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2005 at 8:07 PM

    cool page!! I went to SP couple of times when I used to lived in SA.. I might have to make a trip back one of this days

  • tak_pap's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2005 at 8:58 AM

    good page. Happy Birthday

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2005 at 7:37 AM

    Nice page. Karen and I had a wonderful week at South Padre Island last year, but missed the fireworks - except for the ones we made ourselves.

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2004 at 10:44 AM

    I am surprised a San Marcos girl would not have more pictures of SPI!!

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2004 at 8:31 PM

    SOunds like a great place for fun. Thanks.

  • KaiM's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2004 at 11:44 PM

    Looks like a nice place. Fireworks every Friday... sounds great.


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