South Padre Island, Texas – Island Talk Tuesday

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About South Padre Island

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South Padre Island is off the south eastern coast of Texas. Some of you may have heard of it as a “spring breaker” spot or a  nicer, “beachy” place in Texas. It has some of the best waters in Texas, as they are located in the Gulf of Mexico and waters up north are much more of a brownish color. It’s considered a “getaway” and with some of the resorts, you might feel as close to Florida!

How Do I Get There?

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The most straight-forward way to arrive at South Padre Island, is to fly into the Brownsville Airport. Then taxi or drive across the waters from Port Isabel. The drive is about 30- 40 minutes.

What Is There to Do?

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South Padre Island is one of the most southern destinations in Texas, it is summer there almost year-round. There’s beaches, waterfront resorts, and water activities to enjoy that are more fun than in the murkier waters up north.

There are several festivals that take place: Midwest Electronic Musical Festival, Annual Kite Festival, and Flying fun Fiesta.

There’s a lot of eco-tourism – dolphin docks, sealife reserve, safari, nature trails, zoo, horse back riding, birding and nature centers.

Fishing is very popular.

Climate and When to Come Visit

The summer months – June to September – are hottest with 90’s averaging or up to the 100’s!

Winter months can drop to the low 50’s and reach into the high 60’s/low 70’s. It seems a bit chillier but still great temperatures!

One Reply to “South Padre Island, Texas – Island Talk Tuesday”

  1. We love The Painted Marlin Grille! They listen to all your requests and fulfill them immediately! Good luck to all the friendly staff and Jamie! Such a perfect asset to our island Chris and Yves

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