Things to do on South Padre Island, TX.

beach and dunes

The number 1 South Padre Island Actives is spending the day on the beach, Andy Bowie Park Texas beach Located on the northern end of South Padre Island, this park provides beachfront picnic pavilions, concessions, children's playground, shower facilities, 18 full hook-up RV spaces, and a ranger station. Assess #5 Edwin K. Atwood Park, this is part of the Cameron County Park system, and you can drive on here. Located 1.5 miles north of Andy Bowie Park on Park Road 100, this park Isla Blanca Park, Cameron County Parks , on the southern most tip of South Padre Island, is the crown jewel of the system.
Group rental facilities are also available with prior arrangement for beach parties.956-761-3704

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jet ski on the bay

Jet ski rentals and waverunners on south padre
South Padre Island is a dream come true for those that love to play in the water or soar through the sky. There are several places on the Island to rent just about anything you can think of that will propel you through the water or allow you to soar with the birds. Jet skis, wave runners, kayaks, and hobby cats can be rented for as little as one-half hour to whatever your heart desires.
jet skis laguna madra bay

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surf gulf of mexico

Surfing Year Round - in Texas on the Gulf of Mexico
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South Padre Surf Texas surfing lessons, surf wet suits, Specialize Board, and surfboard rentals year round in South Padre Island Texas! A Texas surfing original, ... ‎Surfing Lessons - ‎Contact Us - ‎Summer Surf Camps Small Group great way to theme a Birthday Party, or Graduations,
give Dad Surf Lessons, and a great Ladies day at the beach with Surf Lessons - ‎South Padre Surf Instructors

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bay fishing boat danny b

South Padre Bay fishing in the blue waters off Texas draws a wide range of anglers to the region. From passionate saltwater anglers that were born with fishing in the blood to total newcomers looking to experience the sport of South Padre Bay fishing for the first time.
Nothing makes a South Padre Island fishing enthusiast happier than to feel the rod double over and hear the reel scream as line is peeled off by a marlin or other big game sport fish. This is when you as the angler get to test all your mental and physical fishing skills you have honed over the years. And if you are not an experienced angler we will help you establish the skills needed to boat one of these beautiful sport fish from the deep. This is South Padre Island offshore fishing at it's best and type of deep sea

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murphy's law

Enjoy an hour and a half dolphin watch aboard the Murphy's Law and see bottle nose dolphins in their natural Texas habitat. You will also see local and migratory birds, the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Boca Chica beach, and the original Queen Isabella Causeway. Choose an Eco Tour Dolphin Isla Tours offers a variety of fishing charters for all levels of experience....from novice to pro! Take a full day or half day deep sea fishing excursions with Captain Murphy's Fishing Charters on your Texas vacation. Our experienced captains have been fishing the waters of the Gulf of Mexico for over 30 years. Catches include: Red Snapper, Ling, Grouper, Shark, Triggerfish, and Kingfish (depending on the season). Or choose a Bay Fishing charter aboard the 49 foot Hard Bottom Too. We offer 3 Bay Fishing charters daily, catches include whitting, drum shark, sheepshead, and more. We provide ALL the bait and tackle. Bring your own food and drinks.

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petty barn, new baby born this spring

South Padre Island Adventure park we love children and animals big and small. Children don't always have the opportunity to enjoy all the big people activities so we have built the petting barn for children lots of bird, small animal that are safe to hadle next to the petting barn we have pony rides and we are beach to bay fun for the family, business group and private party, weddings and photos too. We ride horses on the beach too.
horse on the beach

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sailing gulf of mexico

Time for Sailing is a day charter for sail boat adventures in Port Isabel/South Padre Island, Texas. We offer Sailing Charters and Sailing Lessons on the Laguna Madre Bay. Sailing is an awesome experience with wind and sea. Couples and families seeking a new experience have the opportunity to steer the boat, turn through the wind and look for porpoises. Bring your camera and capture some unique memories. Charters are available for one half and full day sails in a 30 foot boat with a Captain with a Master's 50 Ton license with a sailing and towing endorsement. Book now for your private event like wedding, engagement, of just because you always want to go sailing.

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family on the beach

South Padre Island Beach Portraits. This is on the top of things to do in South Padre Island, TX. With our gorgeous South Padre beaches as our backdrop this husband, & wife team will create incredible family ...
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We just finished a new set of Aerial if you need photos just email or call us, we will set a time to meet. South Padre Island Beach Portraits. With our gorgeous South Padre beaches as our backdrop. All photos on South Padre Live are taken by Island Event

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white wedding on the beach

Your guide to south padre island Texas beach weddings ,ceremony packages, photos and video, live chat, face time appointments, start planning your wedding ...‎Package Prices ‎We are the only South Padre beach wedding company that brings you real live views of South Padre Island Texas
Now you can shop on line below for your dress. We do party planning too. We work with Restaurant, Resort Hotels, and Event Centers to make sure we help you find the right location for your beach ceremony & reception. Custom Audio system, Bridal Party Flowers ,table décor items, photos and video and master of ceremony services for the party. Cake services and Dance floors, live music are just a few of the thing we will help you with.

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mini golf entertanment district

Gravity Park on South Padre Island is an amusement facility that boasts the world's tallest reverse bungee, a trampoline, go-carts mini golf.
across the Laguna Blvd. for Louie's Backyard. come for the food, great fun for the family

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parasalinging over the laguna madre bay

Come Fly with us 10am to 6pm 7 days a week , experience the combined thrills of an Offshore Powerboat Ride, Parachuting, Ballooning and Gliding all in one “Action Packed Adventure”, at a fraction of the cost! Parasailing is terrific fun for the whole family! 

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sand castle lessons

Start with basic sand castle building where you will learn all the tricks of the trade.We have advanced classes and team building exercises available and our Convention and Holiday packages are great fun! basic toolkits are included in all lessons to make sure you can carry on building

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banana boats on the gulf of mexico

Banana Boat schedules every 20 minutes. Fun for all ages! See the South Padre Island shoreline as you ride the Banana Boat up and down the coast line.
No need to leave the beach to find the most thrilling ride offered on South Padre Island. Ride the Banana Boat with Sonny's Beach Service located at the Isla Grand Beach Resort, Pearl South Padre Hotel and Sapphire Condominiums.

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fireworks on the bay

South Padre Island’s “Fireworks over the Bay" are best viewed from the South Padre Island
Entertainment District located between Palm Street and Red Snapper St. "Fireworks over the Bay" launch at 9:15pm
Memorial Day Weekend - Saturday May 23rd,4th of July Weekend - Saturday July 4th,Labor Day Weekend - Saturday September 5th,Entertainment District Summer Fireworks Displays
Sponsored by Louie's Backyard & Bay-side Entertainment Venues
Every Thursday & Friday Night

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kites fish,cat, and flags

B and S Kite shop is located at 2812 Padre Blvd.
kite, windsocks, stunt kites, single line kite, you name it you can find it. South Padre Island, Tx. has great wind all year so you can always go fly a kite.
you will feel like a kid again bring the kid, fly on the beach, on the flats, no power lines
so all the kids can have a great time.

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osprey cruises from pier 19

Enjoy a seafood-steak casual dinner aboard the Osprey catered by the Sea Ranch Restaurant. We serve fresh Ahi tuna, bacon wrapped gulf shrimp stuffed with cream cheese and jalapeño, sirloin steak kebabs, chicken kebabs, and seasonal fruit and vegetables. Saturdays only by reservation.

The Osprey passenger yacht is our newest attraction, and we intend to provide you with the best service on the Gulf of Mexico. Hold us to it! Meet our hostess, Christy, and enjoy her drink specials. She will make whichever cruise you take first class. Guaranteed!

5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Saturday only 

Eco tours too!

thriller speed boat south padre island

 Looking for an adrenaline rush? Remember your first roller coaster ride? At speeds topping 50 MPH, The Thriller is Texas’ most exciting sightseeing tour boat. From time to time the dolphin join the fun trying to match our speed. Seat belt safe and recommended for the adventurous young and old. Join us!

2 p.m.
4 p.m.
$27 Adults
$20 Children (12 and younger)

Each Thriller trip is around 30 min. long.
Children under 2 may not ride the Thriller.

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surf board all types

Island Surf House 700 Padre Blvd. Next to Gabriella Restaurant has all the board your need, surf boards, stand up paddle boards, skate boards, skim boards too. Rent boards, take lessons, and we have bikes too. sales and rentals just come by and to see what new this weeks.

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