South Padre Island Travel Tips


Rules and Tips on South Padre Island Just so you know, there�s no glass allowed on the beach. Be careful of parking, and watch the signs. Parking permits can be obtained at the City Hall.

Getting around.

Cars are handy tools on South Padre Island. Parking and traffic isn�t that bad during off-peak times. It can be a problem during spring break, but there�s always a spot to park. There�s a free bus service called �The Wave� and runs from 7:00am - 7:00pm.

Beach Fun!

Fly a kite, lay out, tan, build a sandcastle, or just enjoy the waves. You can walk the beach or even ride a horse. Grab some friends and take a dolphin watch tour.

Indoor Water Park??! - The Schlitterbahn.

Yes, South Padre has a year-round indoor heated water park. It features over 60 foot waterfalls, wave rivers, water slides, and a giant heated pool that serves swim up refreshments.

Did you know?

South Padre island is the longest barrier island in the world and the largest stretch of undeveloped beach in North America. Mild winters and warm breezy summers should be expected.

Staying in Padre Island

If you�re looking for luxury accommodations, stay away from the hotels on the main artery, especially Padre Blvd. Hotel chains can be found in town. If you�re looking for condos or vacation houses, South Padre offers plenty of options. Prices for lodging can skyrocket in March, especially during spring break