"Gateway to South Padre Island" Port Isabel by TexasDave

Port Isabel Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 33 photos

Port Isabel is the small town everyone passes through on their way to the main tourist destination, South Padre Island. It does, however, have a few features that deserve one's attention, which I am highlighting on my Pt. Isabel pages.

Pt. Isabel is the western terminus for the Queen Isabella Causeway, a 2 mile bridge which is the only land connection to S. Padre Island.

Pt. Isabel Lighthouse

This is the town's second claim to fame. Nearby a fort was built by American troops led by Gen. (later U.S. President) Zachary Taylor in 1846.
The lighthouse is open daily and for a small fee you can climb the steps and observe the area from the top.

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  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Stephen is a pokey driver, but I am appreciative of the speed trap tips!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2004 at 4:40 PM

    We drove through Port Isabel a dozen times and didn't get a speeding ticket - but then Karen says I'm a pokey driver. GRIN!


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