Tourist Attractions on South Padre Island, TX

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Sea Turtle, Inc.

Address: 6617 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Main Phone: (956) 761-4511

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Latitude: 26.136495

Longitude: -97.1722805

Did you know that Sea Turtle, Inc. rates 4.7/5 based on 4159 total ratings?

Reviews for Sea Turtle, Inc.

Miriam Deming

Miriam Deming

5/5

5 months ago

Informative, interesting, and well-run organization. We went while it was raining and were glad to have the option of an educational family activity that is partially indoors. They are educating people while also helping sea turtles…one even had a custom built prosthetic to help it have a higher quality life! Would recommend for families on vacation.

Laura

Laura

5/5

5 months ago

This place was so neat and informative! I wish we had gone when we had more time to spend exploring and learning. It has been years since I have been. I really enjoyed all of the new updates. Make sure you have time to enjoy museum and education center too.

Mike Schubert

Mike Schubert

5/5

6 months ago

What a wonderful little facility Great for the adults as well as kids. There was a lot more available here than we originally thought there was going to be and the entry fees are moderately priced which in our point of view makes it a great value for the South Padre Island area if you’re looking for a daytime excursion. If it’s extremely hot out or raining most of the exhibits are under roof so it helps to protect you from the elements.

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Beach Park At Isla Blanca

Address: 33261 State Park Rd 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Main Phone: (956) 772-7873

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Latitude: 26.0783126

Longitude: -97.1613196

Did you know that Beach Park At Isla Blanca rates 4.3/5 based on 2535 total ratings?

Reviews for Beach Park At Isla Blanca

Rebecca Rodriguez

Rebecca Rodriguez

5/5

2 months ago

I’m not rating the food, though there were several options. I found it relaxing to float all day, we had a really good time. Only half the river was open due to post-season staffing cuts but they have showers and changing rooms. There was plenty of seating, all the tables had umbrellas but we managed to find a shady spot near the main entrance. They have lockers in 3 sizes but that’s an additional expense, $12 to $20 dollars. Everyone leaves their stuff at the tables and we didn’t have a problem, though I would leave any valuables at home. Also, there’s a $7 charge to bring in a cooler with ice – we brought our own food and drinks. I saw some people had liquor – not sure if they brought it in or purchased it there.
I will say it seemed a bit pricey but there was adequate staff, the restrooms and tables were clean. One last suggestion: put your little ones in life vests – I had to witness a man fall off a tandem inner tube, try to get back on while holding his kid. Naturally they both went under a little further down the “rapids”; cue upset, half-drowned kid. It’s not super deep but kids can’t touch bottom.

brittany coster

brittany coster

3/5

3 months ago

We went in June last month the slides were cool, but I’m very concerned about how fun down some areas look, they need to really update it for safety reasons. My only issue was that the lazy river was closed off halfway, few other rides weren’t open and we had to pay for a full price… kinda misleading when your charging for full price and not much is opened/was opened. We would probably go back if everything was open correctly. The staff were very kind and very helpful with my questions and the lifeguards were awesome

J. Ibañez

J. Ibañez

5/5

2 months ago

Very nice.. relaxing place. Fun .. Yearly cost is perfect. The right price affordable. Helpful Staff.. Family place. Areas that can be reserved.. . Personal at locker area at all times. Thanks

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Cameron County Parks & Recreation

Address: 33174 State Park Rd 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Main Phone: (956) 761-3700

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Latitude: 26.0790231

Longitude: -97.1660142

Did you know that Cameron County Parks & Recreation rates 4.5/5 based on 483 total ratings?

Reviews for Cameron County Parks & Recreation

Flamingo Moon Campers

Flamingo Moon Campers

5/5

a week ago

This place has really cleaned up, it used to be packed with RVs, currently there are many open spaces, several RV’s with no one on site but RV is connected. You can stay here up to 6 months. Grass sticker burrs are a real pain and a hazard, the entires grass area is covered with them so there is no walking around without shoes. Be cautious with your fur buddies.

The construction is finished we had been here in Dec of 2018 and the entire area was under construction, but the walkway along the boardwalk is beautiful. You can walk around the entire park and get 1.5 miles on your step tracker 🙂

George Castillo

George Castillo

5/5

4 months ago

One of the nicest girl ever… Friendly, helpful, just all around great…

Jessica Mendiola

Jessica Mendiola

5/5

4 months ago

Loved the new renovations, had an awesome time. Concert at the amphitheater, was well organized.

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Osprey Cruises

Address: 1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Main Phone: (956) 761-6655

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Latitude: 26.077909

Longitude: -97.170278

Did you know that Osprey Cruises rates 4.4/5 based on 439 total ratings?

Reviews for Osprey Cruises

Keay Anderson

Keay Anderson

5/5

in the last week

I really enjoyed my time on the Dolphin Watch Cruise – we got drinks, interesting information about the island and sea-life, and views that were breathtaking.

We ended up going on the sunset cruise and it was absolutely amazing! I definitely want to come back soon to take another cruise.

Kayla Amiri

Kayla Amiri

5/5

2 weeks ago

Perfect dolphin cruise at sunset where we saw 6 dolphins close-up several different times! Nice, double-decker boat large enough for those who get seasick, well-stocked bar with some snacks for purchase. Great cruise for families with kids as well as those looking for a fun start to the night. My toddler loved the upbeat music too! We will be back!

Amy Slater

Amy Slater

5/5

3 weeks ago

Went on a really fun Eco / Dolphin observation cruise here. We were able to follow a pod of bottlenose dolphins out through the jetty! On a side note, the margaritas are superb, Felicia is a great bartender! Was definitely a highlight of our trip to South Padre!

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Water Tower Park

Address: Laguna Blvd & W. Huisache Street, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Main Phone: (956) 761-6456

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Latitude: 26.112501

Longitude: -97.1701213

Did you know that Water Tower Park rates 4.4/5 based on 172 total ratings?

Reviews for Water Tower Park

Beverly Lokensgard

Beverly Lokensgard

4/5

a month ago

Very nice small park. Wouldn’t have known about it without Google maps. Nice grassy area for the dogs.

Mando Gu

Mando Gu

5/5

5 months ago

This place has a really good set of things got the kids to do, even adults. The swings are incredible, the playground is phenomenal and the cleanliness is even better than anything I’ve ever seen at a public park. It’s a great way to break the monotony of parents witnessing time at the beach all the time without getting the beatdown of the waves as the kids want to constantly be in the water.

Jeane Nelson

Jeane Nelson

5/5

a month ago

Small city park with nice toilets. Very accessible.

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Ka Motion Sailing Adventure

Address: 200 Pike St, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Main Phone: (956) 410-9945

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Latitude: 26.1025864

Longitude: -97.1689205

Did you know that Ka Motion Sailing Adventure rates 4.8/5 based on 136 total ratings?

Reviews for Ka Motion Sailing Adventure

Anna Rabe

Anna Rabe

5/5

3 months ago

I booked this trip for my husband and I and thought this would be a great evening idea. It was all that and more! The crew is super friendly and very accommodating. It was the perfect evening. We booked the firework cruise and it was so romantic and beautiful. We will definitely be booking again next time we come to the island. It was just the right size, approx 20 people. Which was perfect. Look no further – this is the best!

Rebeca Anais Peña González

Rebeca Anais Peña González

5/5

a month ago

My husband said: “it’s basically having someone floating you around the island, plus they also feed you at the same time. This is amazing! ” LOL…. We had an awesome time. The crew was really nice, the food really good and the view with the sunset was the BEST! I didn’t want it to finish! Highly recommended !!!

S B

S B

3/5

2 months ago

Three stars because the snorkeling was not the best. We decided to do this to see how our kids would do out on a boat and snorkeling for the first time. My husband and I have snorkeled in many places so we expect certain places will be better than others.
Besides the murky water the kids still had fun and the crew is very nice. Burgers were yummy and the captain was fun.

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Crystal Flats South Padre Island Fishing Guides

Address: 1010 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Main Phone: (956) 346-0140

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Latitude: 26.0918527

Longitude: -97.1646725

Did you know that Crystal Flats South Padre Island Fishing Guides rates 5/5 based on 19 total ratings?

Reviews for Crystal Flats South Padre Island Fishing Guides

Dwight Glasby

Dwight Glasby

5/5

5 months ago

Amazing Capt! We wanted to give our son and new wife a fishing experience during their honeymoon. I called Capt Fleming and worked out the details, he even set up wife the chef at a local restaurant to cook their catch. He made sure the fish cooperated as well. They caught more than enough and our son was happy to share the catch. I highly recommend this guide who obviously knows how to get a fish on.
Thanks so much and if I ever get back down there I will be sure to hire him!!!

Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith

5/5

2 weeks ago

Another fantastic experience with Captain Cliff!! This was our 3rd trip with a Captain Cliff and this trip did not disappoint! He is our ONLY phone call for a guided fishing trip!!!

Beck Hakes

Beck Hakes

5/5

a year ago

Cap’n Cliff was great. Took mom and our two boys, age 9 and 11, on a little bay trip for the morning. Everyone caught more than enough fish, black drum, red snapper, mangrove snapper, etc. Mom won the prize for biggest fish and the most fish caught. Would definitely book again!

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Largest Outdoor Sandcastle In The USA

Address: 610 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Main Phone: (956) 433-9948

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Latitude: 26.0892279

Longitude: -97.1638611

Did you know that Largest Outdoor Sandcastle In The USA rates 4.4/5 based on 246 total ratings?

Reviews for Largest Outdoor Sandcastle In The USA

Maizelle GH

Maizelle GH

4/5

3 weeks ago

We visited this place, its makes me amazed how people do it nice! I love the artistic! Not need to pay just donation, I love to be here! It was really good to visit this place while on vaction in South Padre Island. Check it out! 🙂

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

4/5

6 months ago

The remodel looks great. Really busy on Mother’s Day but the food was very good. The service was good but took a long time for the food to arrive due to the crowd. We will definitely come back. Lobster Benedict was awesome.

shamica thompson

shamica thompson

5/5

2 months ago

There was plenty of Sand Castles throughout this area of South Padre Island 🏝️ but you will be stunned by the time and effort of the artist when you see their work in person.. Guaranteed 💯

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Sandcastle Lessons – Things to do on South Padre

Address: 310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Main Phone: (956) 433-9948

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Latitude: 26.0834326

Longitude: -97.1598296

Did you know that Sandcastle Lessons – Things to do on South Padre rates 5/5 based on 115 total ratings?

Reviews for Sandcastle Lessons – Things to do on South Padre

Katy Smith

Katy Smith

5/5

5 months ago

Highly recommend this activity! If you are looking for something fun and unique on South Padre Island look no further. Fun for entire families or couples. I feel like I can make a proper sandcastle now; the skills I learned I can take anywhere. Andy and Max were so fun to get to know and they made our time together so fun-filled and educational.

Rebecca

Rebecca

5/5

3 months ago

Our five girls ranging from ages 10-12 had a great time working together to complete this sand castle. Owner was fun and funny and the girls enjoyed the experience. Thanks for a fun beach memory!

John 8888Willis8

John 8888Willis8

5/5

2 months ago

My wife and myself met Andy on the beach at South Padre. You can’t miss him because there will be a big flag flying and buckets everywhere. We have never built a Sandcastle before, and decided to take lessons. Andy was a joy to work with! We had so much fun , and will definitely do it again when we come back!

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South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center

Address: 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Main Phone: (956) 761-6801

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Latitude: 26.1374652

Longitude: -97.1742866

Did you know that South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center rates 4.8/5 based on 1469 total ratings?

Reviews for South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center

Bre May

Bre May

4/5

4 weeks ago

A great place to send an hour and a half. The walk on the boardwalk was great! Many different types of birds, large and small! Lots of alligators at the beginning of the walk. There a group of tortoise and an owl as well. I would recommend spending the extra $10 to hold the beautiful Boa named Ivy! She is so sweet and gentle. All in all we enjoyed our time.

Whitney Martel

Whitney Martel

5/5

a week ago

We loved this place. We spent about 3 or 4 hours here. It is so beautiful. When we visited we paid for the kids to get pictures with the alligator and snake. Unfortunately I didn’t get the woman’s name who taught us all about the animals, but I can not say enough good things about her. She was amazing with my boys and went the extra mile to show them around and teach them all kinds of awesome things about the animals. Big Padre was sleeping and we didn’t get to see him but we will forever follow him on Instagram and stay updated. We can’t wait to return someday when we visit South Padre Island again.

Larry Lemmert

Larry Lemmert

5/5

in the last week

This the place to go on SPI if you want to see alligators and shore birds. You can pet small gators with banded jaws. A great photo opportunity for reinforcing your image of Tarzan or Jane.
They have a mile of boardwalks out over the mangrove swamp. Lots of interpretive signs to answer questions that will certainly come to mind as you walk through this self guided aquatic paradise.

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Andy Bowie County Park

Address: 7300 State Park Rd 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Main Phone: (956) 761-3704

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Latitude: 26.1409171

Longitude: -97.1717441

Did you know that Andy Bowie County Park rates 4.4/5 based on 968 total ratings?

Reviews for Andy Bowie County Park

Eric Stutes

Eric Stutes

5/5

a year ago

Easy parking

Jim Bennett

Jim Bennett

4/5

a month ago

Beach was well groomed, and clean. The sand was white and very powdered like white powdered sugar. There must have been 6 or more shades ow blue to green clean water, with nice white caps rolling into the beach. Nice area to visit; South Padre Islands!

P Salinas

P Salinas

5/5

4 months ago

Nice beach, though I prefer South Padre. Sand is compacted so easy to drive on regardless of car.

No sand dunes, sadly. Not as pretty or as naturally kept as other beaches I’ve been to. Feels a bit industrialized. But great for hot summer days.

You can park your car on the beach for a fee.

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Breakaway Cruises

Address: 33384 State Park Rd 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Main Phone: (956) 761-2212

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Latitude: 26.076027

Longitude: -97.164135

Did you know that Breakaway Cruises rates 4.1/5 based on 625 total ratings?

Reviews for Breakaway Cruises

Rob Widdoss

Rob Widdoss

5/5

4 months ago

Great dolphin watching at sunset. Captain provided some great commentary, including info about spaceX! Saw about 7 different dolphins and 1 baby. Also got lucky enough to see a jellyfish. Worth every penny!!

N Hinojosa

N Hinojosa

5/5

5 months ago

Technical/Mechanical issues couldn’t stop this electric captain and friendly crew from leading us through our best deep sea fish we’ve had here in Texas.

Best and most consistent fishing we’ve had, a group of 5 came away with almost 50 pounds of fish. Mostly red snapper, it would’ve been more except for the 2 fish limit per person!

I would recommend this trip to anyone who asks, and we will go again if we find ourselves in South Padre.

Randy Cortez

Randy Cortez

1/5

a week ago

Looked very promising, even ate at the little restaurant right there. Booked a time 2-3 hours prior to trip. They told us there “might”be a chance they don’t head out because they need a minimum 8-12 people to leave. The lady assured us we should be good but if not we will call you to let you know 1 hour prior. And if we didn’t hear anything, we are good. We never heard anything and arrived 30 minutes prior as requested only to find out they forgot to call us and that we were the only people to book for the day. Because of that, it left us scrambling to find a new boat in a short time period. Very unfortunate, but luckily we found Osprey Cruises and it was perfect! Thanks you Breakaway!

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SPI Fish Killer Charters

Address: 5801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Main Phone: (956) 792-1316

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Latitude: 26.1294149

Longitude: -97.1717362

Did you know that SPI Fish Killer Charters rates 4.7/5 based on 18 total ratings?

Reviews for SPI Fish Killer Charters

Bil Moore

Bil Moore

5/5

4 months ago

Captain Paco did a great job. My girlfriend and I took her son, and I was the one with the least amount of fishing experience among the three of us. 🙂

The boat was clean, the Captain showed up early, and he was really good about explaining things like currents and water depth, and how each kind of bait works. But he didn’t over-explain it either. It was just the right combination of educator and personality.

We maxed out on trout and got a skip jack as well. We then made the decision to go after some other red fish. We weren’t able to catch any, but did reel in a bunch of catfish, which at least kept us busy.

We all had a great time and the 13-yr old gave it a 9.5 out of 10!

Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson

5/5

2 months ago

Captain Paco is a very knowledgeable and hard working guide. We enjoyed our trip and will book him when we go back to the area.

Janet Richardson

Janet Richardson

5/5

2 months ago

Great day with Captain Paco. Will do this again when ever we go to SPI. Very well done. Perfect day on the water.

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Holiday Sand Sculpture Village

Address: W Ling St, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Main Phone: (956) 459-2928

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Latitude: 26.1017611

Longitude: -97.1681283

Did you know that Holiday Sand Sculpture Village rates 5/5 based on 1 total ratings?

Reviews for Holiday Sand Sculpture Village

Sebastian Martinez

Sebastian Martinez

5/5

9 months ago

This place was super fun they have a ferris wheel, go karts, mini golf , rock climbing etc . Pretty cool place to take the kids when you come to the island. Definitely a spot to stop and visit

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