South Padre Island is a premier beach holiday resort in Texas, at the southern tip of Padre Island, close to the border with Mexico. Visiting South Padre Island self-catering accommodation you can enjoy world-class beaches and a wealth of things to see and do for the whole family.
One of the best things about South Padre Island vacation rentals is their proximity to some truly fantastic beaches. The main beach stretches as far as the eye can see up and down the coast, with gleaming white sand and turquoise waters. There are all kinds of activities to get up to here. Water sports are especially popular, with parasailing, jet skiing, water-skiing and boating available. Right from the beach you can enjoy a recreation as diverse as surfing, kiteboarding and kayaking. There are a number of companies here offering tours of the coast to see ocean wildlife, such as dolphins, in their natural habitat. Meanwhile on land there’s an equestrian centre, giving you the chance to experience beachfront horseback riding in an unforgettable setting.
In terms of amenities around South Padre Island vacation accommodation you’ll never want for something to do. One of the highlights is undoubtedly the Schlitterbahn Beach Water Park, which is one of the top attractions of its kind in the country. It sits right on the beach and features a wide variety of slides and pools, sure to keep everyone entertained. Elsewhere there’s plenty of upscale shopping and numerous excellent restaurants. One of the unique features of the resort is that many of the eateries cater to people here on fishing holidays – you’ll be able to bring your catch to the restaurant and they’ll cook it for you.
South Padre Island self-catering accommodation is within driving distance of a number of interesting places. About half an hour away is the Palo Alto Battlefield, where Mexican and American forces fought in 1846. Closer is Port Isabel, which boasts numerous shops and amenities.
At South Padre Island vacation rentals you’ll be able to expect plenty of warm weather whenever you visit. Winters here are mild and last for little more than a couple of months - the rest of the year is warm and dry, with temperatures peaking in the mid 30s in the summer months.
If you’re heading for self-catering accommodation in South Padre Island from the UK the best way to get here would be to fly to Houston (IAH) from London Heathrow (LHR), before catching a United Express Connection to Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport (BRO), just minutes by car from the resort.