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Travel

Aerial Tour

From the air, a sky tour of South Padre Island.

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1999 SPI Life

Travel back in time to the year 1999 on South Padre Island.

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Queen Isabella Crossing

Cross the Queen Isabella Causeway to South Padre Island.

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Cruising

Take a cruise on Padre Boulevard from the south end to the north end of South Padre Island starting at Isla Blanca Park and finishing at the end of Highway 100.

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End Of The Road

As you head north on the island, the main drag Padre Boulevard turns into Ocean Boulevard also known as State Park Road 100. After leaving town, you’ll see public beach access 5 and 6 where you can drive onto the beach. After these, eventually the road ends. But there are still another 15+ miles of … Continue reading »

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Virtual Tour

View Larger Map Take a virtual around South Padre Island with Google maps. Start at Coconuts on Laguna Boulevard, Louie’s Backyard is right next to it, and then comes the Wahoo. It’s the best bar hop walking tour on the island. The food and drink are phenomenal and the bayside sunsets spectacular from any and … Continue reading »

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Rust Battle

$1.75 for 3 Minutes Rust and corrosion are facts of life on South Padre Island. Make sure that you wash your vehicles often to combat it. The salt air hit’s hard and fast. The Isle Wash is the only car wash on the island.

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Cellular Internet

For all you mobile Internet users, cellular broadband access works on the island. The speed is acceptable, but the latency is high. Expect lots of browser refresh from dropped packets. South Padre Island’s Cellular Tower

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Getting To The Island

View Larger Map South Padre Island is located at the bottom tip of Texas where the Rio Grande river meets the Gulf Of Mexico. From Brownsville take TX-48 straight to the island. From Corpus Christi, head south on US-77. If you’re coming from the Rio Grande Valley, go east on US-83. A couple miles after … Continue reading »

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