Welcome to SOUTH PADRE
Fun in the Daytime & Fun in the Evening Too! BEST BEACH IN TEXAS Come & Chill on the There's fun to be had both
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Welcome to South Padre Island!

A tropical barrier island on the southern-most tip of Texas. SouthPadre1 is your #1 source to discovering everything unique and fun on the best beach town in Texas.

Our local partners are here to bring you professional, turn-key services – so you don’t have to worry about a thing! A local’s perspective and advice about the island is always the best way to go!

See you on the Beach!


Come and learn how to build the Sandcastle of your dreams with American Champion Andy Hancock – For You, your children and grandchildren – a perfect family beach play day!

The Beach!

We have the longest, cleanest. widest beach in Texas – voted one of the best beaches in the USA and perfect for you to enjoy all types of Fun or just let the day go by.

Let’s Go Fishing!

Capt Mark Guillot has been fishing the Laguna Madre Bay for 30 yrs and uses his experience to help the next generation of fisherman or the experienced anglers enjoy our great fishing.


Rachel and her team will give you a unique way to see our unique Island. If you have never ridden one of these its a blast and very safe too! Surprise yourself!

Southern Wave

Enjoy an evening dinner cruise with the Island’s only Catamaran.Music and a bay view of the island help you enjoy one of the best sunsets you can experience anywhere.


Ready for the biggest Adrenalin rush of your life? With Thousands of jumps behind them this turnkey, bucket list item is a blast. Great professional operation with the latest equipment.

The Original Dolphin Watch

South Padre island’s Original Dolphin watch operation and Diving school. American, Family run business that has been at the front of keeping our visitors happy for the past 20 years.

Davy Jones Ice Cream Locker

Ice Cream, Saltwater taffy, Fudge, Shaved ice and real Ice cream Shakes are all crammed into mighty octopus store on light House Square in Port Isabel – If you walk past you’ve missed out on an AWESOME taste bud experience.

Pirates Landing

Pirates landing and Lighthouse Square has everything – great Shopping, the only Pirate ship tour on the coast, Pirate’s Landing resturant, fishing piers, and the smallest state park in Texas complete with its iconic Lighthouse.

South Padre Surf Co. Surf School

Gene and Rachel can help you learn to SURF. They have taught thousands of people daily for the past twenty years right on South Padre Island beach. Great fun with Great people. Lets hit the waves!

Where to Eat?

Our list of where WE LIKE TO EAT. We are locals and so we love to share what we do – this is our list so enjoy the restaurants we love!

SouthPadre#1 Locations Map

See all of our recommended locations for family fun in the sun below: