Destination guide

Why people love visiting relaxing South Padre Island

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in South Padre Island. Well known for its bird watching, fishing and dolphin watching, this relaxing city won't disappoint. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around South Padre Island

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Travellers enjoy South Padre Island for its bird watching, fishing and dolphin viewing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes South Padre Island a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Sea Turtle Inc (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Sea Turtle Rescue Center (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Dolphin and Nature Research Center (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)

Seasonal weather in South Padre Island

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in South Padre Island

Travellers enjoy South Padre Island for its island views and seaside. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, South Padre Island is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • South Padre Island Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Andy Bowie Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Laguna Madre Nature Trail (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Isla Blanca Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Brazos Island State Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Boca Chica State Park (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around South Padre Island

Fly into Brownsville, TX (BRO-Brownsville-South Padre Island Intl.), the closest airport, located 21.7 mi (34.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Harlingen, TX (HRL-Valley Intl.), which is 31.5 mi (50.7 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around South Padre Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,992 holiday lettings around South Padre Island. From 317 houses to 1,494 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to South Padre Island? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in South Padre Island. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • South Padre Island Convention Centre: 1,893 holiday lettings
  • Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier: 1,892 holiday lettings
  • Isla Blanca Park: 1,890 holiday lettings
  • SPI Convention Center: 1,782 holiday lettings
  • Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark: 1,892 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around South Padre Island listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in South Padre Island?

Yes, of course. offers 317 Houses in South Padre Island. Our other popular types of South Padre Island holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,494 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 15 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 101 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in South Padre Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,779 holiday homes with pool available in South Padre Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.