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3 Island Itineraries

Sand and surf for all on South Padre Island
Written by Helen Bryant.

(Photo by Laurence Parent)

In summer, the Gulf of Mexico turns a vibrant blue-green at South Padre Island. On the shoreline, squealing children splash each other alongside hand-holding couples, and surfers tug their boards out to catch a wave.

South Padre offers a wealth of attractions, both along the Gulf beaches and on the bay side of the island, the shoreline of the Laguna Madre, part of the Intracoastal Waterway. Whether you’re after family fun, heart-thumping thrills, or simple relaxation, South Padre Island can sate your appetite. We’ve crafted a few itineraries on the following pages. 

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