South Padre Island is a tropical oasis situated off the southern tip of Texas. This barrier island offers the unsurpassed beauty of the Laguna Madre Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and is the ideal destination for snowbirds seeking a tropical escape from winter.
The moment you cross the Queen Isabella Causeway, you feel like you’ve left all your cares behind – you’re now on South Padre Island time and free to experience your own tropical getaway. With 34 miles of beautiful white sand and emerald water, South Padre Island is one of the world’s most exquisite barrier islands – and the only tropical Island in Texas. Calm weather and water and more than 300 days of sunshine make South Padre Island a great place to visit all year. In the winter, the warm sun will melt away your cares as you stroll down the beach in shorts and sandals. This time of year also means less people and even more affordability.
A coastal playground that stretches from sea to sand to sky, the opportunities for fun and adventure are endless here. Unmatched beaches, eco-tourism encounters, , nightlife, family-fun attractions, artistic elements, and a multitude of water and recreational sports all make the destination the best way to experience Texas’ Gulf Coast.