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Live views of the beaches of South Padre Island, Isla Blanca Park, Starship, and SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Pad.

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The beaches of South Padre Island are simply the best beaches in Texas! There are no privately owned beaches in Texas, so everyone is welcome to enjoy every inch of the entire coast line. There are beach access points every few blocks along Gulf Blvd, or you can go to one of the county beach parks where you'll find pavilions with picnic tables, playgrounds, restrooms, and showers. Travel Channel names South Padre Island as one of America's best beaches for family beach travel. South Padre Island is the finest coastal resort in Texas, with beautiful clean beaches, tall sand dunes, and warm clear clean Gulf waters.

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Overlooking Isla Blanca Beach Park and the South Padre Island Jetties, fishermen, beachgoers and surfers can check daily conditions. Well known as the best surf in Texas, South Padre Island has the biggest, most powerful, most consistent and best shaped waves than anywhere else on the Texas Gulf Coast. Fun surf year-round, with clear water and uncrowded waves make South Padre the #1 surfing destination for Texas surfers. Surfing lessons and surf camps are a popular family activity. If you want to catch the best surf in Texas here at South Padre Island, live surf cams and updated surf report gives you the up-to-the-minute report on conditions, and surf outlook for 3-5 days out.

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Overlooking the Laguna Madre from Louie's Backyard, The waters surrounding our barrier Island provide for many unique opportunities. Swimming, fishing, dolphin watching, sailing, snorkeling, jet skiing, wind surfing, and kite boarding are just a few of the activities taking place daily in the Laguna Madre here at South Padre Island. The Island boasts some of the best fishing in the country. Whether you are going fishing off of the jetty, wade fishing along the beach or bay, going on a bay fishing or offshore fishing charter, you are likely to hook into some red snapper, grouper, redfish, snook, flounder, trout, tuna, marlin and more.

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Gene Gore

South Padre Island Beach and Surf Report

by Gene Gore of South Padre Surf Co. Surf School

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Island Weather: Sunny, breezy and mild
Wind: SSE @ 15-20
Air Temp: High near 70
Water Temp: 67
Water Clarity: Sandy green
Rip Current Risk: Low
Sunrise: 7:17am Sunset: 6:01pm
Tides: Low 9:07am -0.5' / High 8:31pm 1.1' / tide chart / USCG Station SPI
Wave Size: 1-2'
Wave Direction: SSE
Mansfield Buoy 42020: 4' @ 5 seconds from SSE / Wind: S @ 17-21kts
200 Mile Buoy 42002: 1' @ 3 seconds from SSE / Wind: SSE @ 11-15kts
Dolphin Cove Buoy: SSE @ 13-17kts
Beach Driving Conditions: Good
Surf Conditions: 1-2' surf with SSE wind at 15-20
Surf Forecast: Surf builds slightly Wednesday with strong south wind. Cold front Thursday with choppy to rough surf and gusty N to NE wind through the weekend
Boating and Marine Forecast: Southerly winds increase today in advance of a cold front expected Wednesday night. An extended period of adverse marine conditions can be expected due to this cold front and the building of high pressure over the Northwest Gulf of Mexico this weekend. A combination of Small Craft Exercise Caution, Small Craft Advisory, and Gale Warnings is likely to be needed through much of the forecast
Fishing Report: Click here for the latest South Padre Island fishing reports and pictures from local fishing guides
Island Weather Forecast: Nice weather through Wednesday. Cold, windy, cloudy and light rain in the forecast Thursday through the weekend

South Padre Island Fishing Charters With Blast to Cast Captain Mike Knox

South Padre Island Fishing Report

To book your South Padre Island Bay Fishing Charter with Captain Mike Knox, call 1-956-243-0039
Lower Laguna Madre Fishing Report By Blast to Cast Captain Mike Knox

The bay fishing has been pretty good because of the extremely warmer weather we have had. Catching redfish out on the grass flats on either soft plastics or fresh cut bait. Best days are warmer windier days to target redfish. Still catching speckled trout on soft plastics that resemble baitfish. Find some green water and you should be able to hook into some speckled trout. Schools of black drum are cruising deeper water transitions. Good time to enjoy some fantastic weather and set the hook on some fish.



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South Padre Surf Co. is the Island's surf school. Call or text 956-772-7272 for more information.



Private sailing charters available for you and your family.



Watch Starship test launches at SpaceX Boca Chica, Starbase Spaceport live from the Starship Cam.


South Padre Island Market Days

Jan. 21-23 and Feb. 25-27. Art, Gourmet food, Custom Creations, Fashion and Beauty, Home & Garden Decor, Cosmetics, Local Activities, Food truck serving Breakfast & Lunch, Jewelry, Tools, Health Products, Pet Merch. & much more!


South Padre Island Chili Expo

February 19. Welcome back to the South Padre Island Chili Expo (SPICE) for 2022!! We can’t wait to see all of our teams and returning Winter Texans.




Live view of Starship at the SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Pad from the Pearl South Padre Resort

About SpaceX video
Space X Brownsville Launch Pad is located at Boca Chica Beach, just across the Brownsville Ship Channel near South Padre Island
Space X Launch Viewing Areas on South Padre Island include Isla Blanca Beach Park and all beaches along South Padre Island
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Space X Rockets include the new BFR, Falcon Heavy, Falcon 9, Dragon Capsule and Crew Dragon

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Welcome to South Padre Island, The Best Beach in Texas! South Padre Island is located on the subtropical southern tip of Texas. Enjoy live South Padre web cam views of SpaceX Starship at Boca Chica with the Starship Cam™, our beautiful beaches with the South Padre Beach Cam™, the surf in the Gulf of Mexico at Isla Blanca Beach Park and jetties with the South Padre Surf Cam™, or the sunset over the Laguna Madre with the South Padre Bay Cam™. Check live South Padre weather conditions and forecasts, and daily beach, surf and fishing report. Book South Padre Island hotels, condos, and vacation rentals, check out South Padre real estate listings, golf, watersports and activities, surfing lessons, surfboard rentals, sailing charters, kiteboarding lessons, SUP rentals, dolphin watch, diving, snorkeling, parasailing, horseback rides, restaurants, RV parks, or charter a fishing trip. Plan your family vacation, South Padre Island beach wedding, or Spring Break to South Padre Island on! "Space Padre Island™" is the best and closest public viewing area for Starship rocket launches at SpaceX Boca Chica. Starship Hopper, Starship, and Super Heavy booster spacecraft tests for missions to the Moon and Mars from Boca Chica. Your best Texas beach vacation choice is South Padre Island Texas! Est 2002, is the most popular website for South Padre Island Texas!

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