About South Padre Island

South Padre Island, is a town with a warm inviting style that welcomes everyone from all walks of life. South Padre Island is located on the tropical tip of Texas just 25 miles north of the Mexican border. This 34 mile long stretch of white sand is bordered to the east by the Gulf of Mexico and to the west by the Laguna Madre Bay.

The natural beauty of its beaches, its vibrant business climate and the friendly people that call the Island home is what makes up South Padre Island's rich history. The white, sandy beaches of South Padre Island are known throughout the United States (ranked as one of America's top 10 beaches), with the emerald water of the Gulf of Mexico serving as the perfect backdrop for spectacular sunsets.

From sunrise to sunset, the Island is the perfect playground for sailing, fishing, windsurfing, dolphin watching, horseback riding, shopping and golf, just to mention a few. As the day winds down with spectacular sunsets over the bay, the evenings come alive with dining, dancing and music. Large selections of fine restaurants are available for your choosing, and many will even cook your catch.

While its many amenities make South Padre Island the premiere spot in the state, the location of the Island also makes it one of the premiere spots in the state to observe wildlife in its natural state, and to find that allusive bird to add to your list. South Padre Island has over 300 recorded species to date, and the list continues to grow, as do the bird watchers.

With year round moderate temperatures, South Padre Island is the ideal spot for everyone. If you have felt that gentle urge to kick your shoes off and relax and enjoy the Undiscovered Texas, then discover the natural beauty of the South Padre Island community. Whether you’re looking for a great place to relocate, or the perfect place to retire. South Padre Island may be just what you’re looking for! From Beach to Bay and Beyond, Welcome to the Tropical Tip of Texas!

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