South Padre Island is the longest barrier island in the world, running over 100 miles along the Gulf Coast of Texas. The island is a favorite spring break destination among college-age travelers, but it's also an excellent location for families and older tourists. Its sandy beaches allow you to walk for miles, and there's beach driving access to get you right down to the water with all your gear.
South Padre Island, Texas: What to know before you go
If you're lucky, you might be able to catch a rocket launch from the SpaceX facility south of South Padre Island. Temperatures can get pretty warm during the summer, but you'll be able to cool off in the Gulf. Winter temperatures can get a little cool, but they rarely reach freezing levels and are often much more tolerable than elsewhere in the country. Many tourists spend all winter here to avoid the crowds in Florida and take advantage of all South Padre Island has to offer.
Getting around South Padre Island
Fewer daily needs are within walking distance (unless you’re up for a challenge).
Commuting is easy with multiple accessible routes and plenty of parking.
Points of interest in South Padre Island
At least one grocery store within a 30-minute walk
Some shops within walking distance
Few or no cafés within walking distance
Some restaurants within walking distance
Few or no bars within walking distance
Vacation Rentals in South Padre Island, TX FAQ
How many vacation rentals in South Padre Island are available?
There are currently 2413 vacation rentals in South Padre Island available. Our vacation rentals in South Padre Island include nightly rentals, weekend rentals, weekly rentals, and monthly rentals.
Are there any pet friendly vacation rentals in South Padre Island?
Yes, right now there are 574 pet friendly vacation rentals in South Padre Island. A pet friendly vacation rental in South Padre Island means a rental home that is dog friendly or cat friendly. Some pet friendly homes may accommodate other types of pets, as well. Contact the listing agent for any pet related inquiries.
Are there any vacation rentals in South Padre Island with a pool?
Yes there are vacation rentals with a pool available in South Padre Island, TX. View more detailed vacation spots on Vacations by Zumper.
Are there any vacation rentals in South Padre Island with internet access?
As of March 16, 2023, there are vacation rentals with internet access available in South Padre Island, Texas. Check out more enjoyable destinations on Vacations by Zumper.