About South Padre Island, TX.


south padre island aerial view south to northSouth Padre Island is a resort town in Cameron County, Texas The town is located on South Padre Island, a barrier island along the Texas Gulf Coast accessible via a causeway from the town of Port Isabel. South Padre Island 4miles long,1/2 mile wide, small town with a big beach.

There are 2 airports close to South Padre Island, TX. both offer
Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport in Brownsville For more information: Valley Metro: 1-800-574-8322, The WAVE: 956-761-8178.

Visitors to South Padre Island arriving through the Harlingen Valley International Airport (VIA) are able to by-pass car rentals and expensive taxi services, and choose the "South Padre Shuttle" for a fast way to the island.
To make reservations 24 hour a day, seven days a week, Visit www.southpadreshuttle.com You can also call 1-877-744-0050 to speak to a travel agent.

The two-mile long Queen Isabella Causeway, located in southern Cameron County, Texas is the only road connecting South Padre Island, Texas to the mainland. The Causeway was opened in 974 and replaced the previous bridge which had also been named Queen Isabella Causeway. A central section of the original causeway has been removed and it has been renamed the Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier. The Causeway is the 2nd longest bridge in Texas, stretching 2.37 miles (3.81 km) across the Laguna Madre

A resort vacation spot off the Gulf Coast of Texas offering a wide variety of sports recreation and relaxation. Now ranked as the one of the Top Beaches in the US by many national
publications.

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live webcams On South Padre Island you will find activities and ongoing events for all ages. learn the fine art of sand castle building, experience the first surfing lesson, or indulge in shopping for that special souvenir within the many stores. Beach adventures here on South Padre Island offer families, honeymooners,
Spring Breakers, and nature lovers to this area for their much needed beach getaway!

South Padre Beaches

south padre island books and beach activites South Padre Island and the cleanest, most scenic beaches in Texas. The Queen Isabella Causeway the blue waters of the Lower Laguna Madre beneath you and the Gulf of Mexico in front of you.On the Island the feeling never goes away. You see South Padre Island is only a 1/2 mile at its widest point, which means that no matter where you are, you are always just steps away from the beach. That's why South Padre Island is Totally Beachin'!

Beach Patrol & Safety
South Padre Island Fire Department Beach Patrol was started as a pilot program in July of 2008. Its goal is to monitor beach activities and to provide rescue services as needed on the City's Beaches. The long narrow beaches of SPI  "mobile patrol" was envisioned in order to cover all of the City's beach area.  they also provide minor first aid for jelly fish stings, scrapes, and cuts, etc. The Beach Patrol members act as ambassadors for the City by providing information to our visitors.


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