Seaside you can enjoy a dolphin watch or a narrated cruise and eco tour of the surrounding Gulf waters of South Padre Island and the Laguna Madre bay.
And when you come ashore, visit Sea Turtle Inc, the sealife and dolphin research center, or the coastal studies lab and marvel at the aquatic life of the South Texas Gulf Coast and the Atlantic Ocean.
While off of the beach you can indulge in some of the freshest seafood (if you've never had the lobster sized Gulf Coast Shrimp you really ought to try! Nightlife is plentiful featuring beach front cabanas or bayside tropical bars where you can have a cocktail and watch the sunset, dance, join in for some karaoke, or watch your favorite sports at the local sports bar.
Each year during the month of March, the small quiet seaside town of 2,400-population fills in with ten times that many college girls and boys as the beaches of South Padre Island has become one of the most popular Spring Break destinations in the nation.
RIP CURRENTS KILL SWIMMERS EVERY YEAR HERE AT SOUTH PADRE ISLAND.
Book South Padre hotels, condos, and vacation rentals, check out South Padre real estate listings, watersports and activities, dolphin watch, parasailing, restaurants, RV parks, or charter a fishing trip. Only experienced surf swimmers should enter the water. High Risk - Wave Heights 6' and/or Wind Speed greater than 20kts.
If you get caught in the rip, simply South Padre Island - the best beach in Texas!
South Padre Island, the gem of the Texas coast boasts miles of tropical beach front resort shoreline and a warm family friendly atmosphere that is perfect for your beach vacation.
This "undertow" can sweep a weak swimmer off of their feet and into deeper water, and he may panic as the wave crashes over his head.
The undertow disperses almost immediately until the next wave approaches, then the cycle starts again.
While enjoying the ocean waters, waves, and sand dive into some popular water sports in South Padre include surfing lessons, windsurfing, kayaking, kite boarding, and jet skiing, parasailing, banana boats, and fishing.