This long stretch of white sand and natural beach dunes is bordered on the east by the Gulf of Mexico and on the west by the Laguna Madre Bay. The attractions of this tropical resort coupled with miles of pristine island terrain is what draws thousands of visitors to the area each year.
The natural beauty of its beaches, its vibrant business climate and the friendly people that call the Island home matches South Padre’s rich history. The white, sandy beaches of South Padre are known throughout the United States (ranked as one of America’s top 10 beaches), with the emerald water of the Gulf of Mexico serving as the perfect backdrop for spectacular sunsets.
The Island is the perfect playground for sailing, fishing, windsurfing, dolphin watching, horseback riding, shopping and golf, just to mention a few. As the day winds down with spectacular sunsets over the bay, the evenings come alive with dining, dancing and music.
While its many amenities make South Padre the premiere vacation spot in the state, the location of the Island also makes it one of the premiere spots in the state to observe wildlife in its natural state, and to find that allusive bird to add to your list.
South Padre Island, with its beautiful beaches and vibrant night-life, is just a stone’s throw from McAllen (90 minutes’ drive). This resort community boasts a wide array of properties for lease or purchase — from free-standing beach homes to high-rise condominiums.
This “jewel” of the Valley is a wonderful enticement for anyone thinking about moving to South Texas!