Summertime Fun 


When thinking about South Padre Island, our beach might be the first thing to come to mind.

Our destination offers year-round beach access, one of the best features.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Here’s a list of things to do this summer on South Padre Island:

Sea Turtle Inc. 

Sea Turtle Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate, conserve and rehabilitate sea turtles. Here, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about their history, what to do if you encounter a sea turtle and meet their permanent residents.

The Birding Nature Center & Alligator Sanctuary 

With over 3,300 feet of boardwalk, five bird blinds and a viewing tower, this is a great place to learn about the local wildlife. With the rental of binoculars, children can spot birds unique to our region. They will also learn about the cutest couple on SPI, Big Padre and Lady Laguna. They are their permanent resident alligators.

Gravity Park 

This bayfront park has various activities to have fun with the whole family. You will find go-karts, mini golf, reverse bungee, the Ferris wheel, wall climbing and more. With so many activities, you’ll surely build an appetite. Lucky for you, Gravity Park is in the heart of the entertainment district, where you can find many restaurant options.

Island Adventure Park 

Did anyone say horseback riding on the beach? Believe it or not, South Padre Island offers this unique experience. Additionally, they offer ziplining and a petting barn. Be ready to feed their baby goats, horses, and two longhorns!

Take a Sandcastle Lesson 

South Padre Island is the sandcastle capital of the world. SPI is home to many sand masters ready to teach you the science behind sandcastle building. These classes are great for bringing the family together and learning a new skill.

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Dennise Villalobos