South Padre Island Texas Activities

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS is the tropical southernmost part of the world's longest barrier reef island on the Gulf of Mexico at the Texas . 
South Padre Island is the finest coastal resort in Texas, with beautiful Texas beaches, tall sand dunes, and warm clear clean Gulf waters. Incredible saltwater fishing, Gulf shrimp, fresh fish and seafood served at many island restaurants, a wide selection condos from inexpensive to luxurious, hotels with extravagant beachfront views, shopping, RV parks on the beach, eco-tourism and a diversity of water sports.  south padre texas beach vacationsSouth Padre Island is only a few blocks wide, around 5 miles of city real estate, then you can drive north on the beach for nearly 30 miles

Fishing South Padre Island
Skipper Ray's Island Outfitters Charter Fishing Guide Services. Bay Fishing and Fly fishing for salt water. 

Activities for the whole family 

Tropical Trails RV Resort

Tropical Trails RV Resort is quite the site! Our South Texas RV park, located in Brownsville, TX is basically next door neighbor to South Padre Island and Boca Chica State Park. The resort opened on January 1, 2020,

Portraits on the Beach

Family Beach portraits are fun, and it is a great way to take your vacation home, small or large group, book it now for the summer vacation.

South Padre Beaches

Spending time on the beach is the #1 activity on South Padre Island, TX. Wide sandy beach with the warm breezes from the gulf. You can drive on the beach north of the city limits and travel for over 20 mile of untouched beach and dunes.

Jet Ski Rentals

Jet Ski / Waverunner rentals on South Padre Island, TX. come to Coconuts Water sports for the best service on the island. Morning jet ski tours, or rent a kayak,or stand up paddle board

Sunset set cruises

Book on one of the great dolphin watch boat and watch the sunset on the Laguna Madre.

Fireworks on Tuesday

Come to the entertainment district for Fireworks on the bay all summer.

Surfing in Texas

Surfing Year Round - in Texas on the Gulf of Mexico South Padre Surf Texas surfing lessons, surf wet suits, Specialize Board, and surfboard rentals year round in South Padre Island Texas! 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

South Padre Live go fish

Docked next to Louie's Backyard in the entertainment district, bay fish on the Danny B, is easy, cover seating, restrooms and bring your own snacks.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.


Coconuts Jack's Water Front Patio Bar and Grill your water sports headquarters on South Padre Island,TX. Fly high about the island and Port Isabel, look down at the Queen Isabel Memorial Causeway. Easy on and off at our dock.

Deep Sea Fishing

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 whiting, drum shark, sheepshead, and more. We provide ALL the bait and tackle. Bring your own food and drinks.

Beach Park at Ila Blanca

Spend the day floating down the lazy river, water sides, and great food too

Horse on the Beach

Horseback rides on the beach, and a special ride at sunset, zip lines, and a petting barn too. You will want to spend the day at Island Adventure Park on the north end of the island where hwy 100 end.

South Padre Island is a very busy place you will run out of time before you run out of activities. Here are a few more fun things to do on South Padre Island and Port Isabel, TX.  Sailing on Ka Motion at sunset or take a Snorkel Adventure Cruise  take a ride - SandCastle Lesson on the beach book your family lesson - Gravity Park in the heart of the entertainment district includes mini golf, go-carts, and budgie chairs too - Banana Boat rides- Snorkeling - Kites of all sizes an annual Kite Fest every January - Kiteboarding - Windsurfing - Sky Diving - Speedboat rides - Black Dragon Pirate Ship - Surf Lessons - Chair and umbrella rentals on the beach - Suba Diving - Fishing Tournaments - Eco Tours - Dolphin Watch trips - Port of Brownsville Tours - Stand up Paddle Boards rentals on the bay or in the surf.- Get a great book to read on the beach - Shopping on the island and in Port Isabel or take a short trip to Mexico for a day of shopping south of the border.   All new to the Rio Grande Valley Tropical Trails RV Resort.    Lighthouse webcam   local fun