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Welcome to South Padre Live

South Padre Island Welcome sign at the east side of the Queen Isabela Memoria Causeway entering South Padre Island, TX. on Hwy 100

We have lived and worked on this barrier island for over 20 years, and we still love it here. There is an island in Texas it is off the southern coast of Texas.  It is known for its blue waters and wide sandy beaches. AND now is also become the best place to watch mankind head to Mars aboard Starship being tested at Starbase on Boca Chica Beach, by Elon Musk’s SpaceX.


What to do on the island? What to see on the island? Where to stay on the island? There are just a few of the questions we hope to give you an answer too.  We don’t claim to know everything about South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Brownsville, and Harlingen because new things are coming, and some old things are changing. Like any other resort towns, we are seeing growth and changes. So, if you are new to South Texas or it has been a few years since you have been to The RGV (Rio Grande Valley) it time to come on down.

High over Port Isabele, TX. to South Padre Island, TX. the coastal water way Lower Laguna Madre Bay

 Keep an eye on this site we will be bringing new cams online this summer. 
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Island Fun Padre Webcam

and Food Trucks are located at 1201 Padre Blvd. in the heart of the island.

Come ride the go-karts, play a round of mini-golf, then you are ready for

some great food at one of the great food trucks.

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Louie's Backyard Bay Webcam  

located at 2305 Laguna Blvd. South Padre Island, Tx. Louie's Backyard

opened on the island in 1975 and has been serving great seafood for

45 years, Dine on the water watching the sunset and take in live music,

or let Louie's Backyard host your next event. 

 Nature Center & Alligator Sanctuary 

Located at 6801 Padre Blvd.

open 7 days a week 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Just a short walk down Padre Blvd. from Holiday Inn Express.

Pirate's Landing Bridge Webcam

is located in the pirate's lookout on top of Pirate's Landing Restaurant.

110 N. Garcia Street, Port Isabel, TX. 78597 looking at the

Memorial Queen Isabella Causeway to South Padre Island, TX. 

North Beach Webcam

is located at 7000 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX.

Watch the wave roll in, birds fly by, and plan your next

beach vacation here 

Tropical Trails RV Resort 

We would like to welcome our newest sponsor to 

South Padre Live Tropical Trails RV Resort.

3605 FM 511. Brownsville, TX. 78526   

Phone 956-338-4040    Toll-Free 855-684-2887

South Padre Island beach activities

Surfing the Gulf of Mexico is a favorite activities for all ages. 

Surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing are just a few ways to enjoy your time on the beach. There are a few shops on the island that rent surf and kiteboarding equipment.  Like Island Native and Pro Kites. Next time your on the island stop by and visit with these locals. 

The live webcams on this site help you know South Padre Island, and Port Isabel, TX.  before you come. We hope it helps you make the most of your family vacation, business trip, or temporary location for work.  We have a wide range of guests on this little island. From late fall into early spring this time of year is known as Winter Texan Season, We welcome ten of thousand of traversals from all over the US, Canada, and more…

Springtime in the past has been known as Spring Break. This right of passage is no longer the main event of South Padre Island, TX. The city of South Padre Island has work hard to make it an all-inclusive time to visit the island. Watersports are reopened for the year, fishing, dolphin watching, horseback rides, ziplines, and sandcastle on the beach. This is a great time of the year to visit. The day are warm, with some morning starting off a little foggy. Days warn to the mid 80’s and nights cool down to the high 50’s (the weather can be a very changeable thing, but we do have our fair share of great day).


Summer Vacation season- Everything you need on a beach vacation is here. condos, hotels, beach homes, rv resorts. National or local rental company can work with you on finding just the right location your family needs. Prince range for modest prices for mid island hotels to high in luxury homes on the beach. If you love to fish and want to bring your boat with you a bayside Condo may be what you are looking for many have private boat docks.  Mid-island hotels and condo give you the ease of being in walking distance (or a short ride on THE WAVE the island bus system) to every activate the island and Port Isabel have to offer. The Wave is free to all riders.  You may also want to look in to renting a golf cart for your stay on the island, they are in great supply at a wide range of prices.


Fall on South Padre Island, TX., is the slowest time of the year, making it a favorite time of year to visit. The weather is perfect for all activities. Day time temperatures in the mid to low 90’s nights cool down to the upper 70’s making long walks on the beach a favorite activity for island guests.  There are a few large events in the fall Sandcastle Day’s is an annual 5 day event held at Clayton’s Beach Bar  bring in Masters of Sand from around the nation. Live Music , amateur completion and a beach Trashion Show ( your will need to see this to believe it).  Walk for Woman an annual event to raise funds and awareness for Brest Cancer. The walk to fight Breast Cancer now includes a full week of events like Casino Night at Louie’s Backyard, a bay fishing tournament and the walk from the South Padre Island Convention Center to Louie’s Backyard. Get your team together of bring your family to remember a family member who has been thru Brest Cancer Treatment.

the team at Isla Tours welcome to join them on island time.
Island Time is a real way of life on SPI

One of the best ways to learn about island time is by living it. The best way to live island time is on the water. Book a trip to do some dolphin watching, bird watching, fishing on the bay or deep sea fishing. 

Join one of the oldest local fishing charter company is Captain Murphy's and Island Tours. You can get your "i'm on island time" t-shirt too. 

South Padre Live is a website that lets you visit the island (South Padre Island or SPI) before you visit the island. It is “Where you want to be”. Wide sandy beaches, hotels, condos, beach homes, bayside accommodations in a wide range of styles and prices.


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