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South Padre Island is known for having the most beautiful beaches in Texas. In contrast to the other beaches along the Texas coast, the sparkling clear blue green water and gently sloping sand beaches of South Padre Island more resemble those of the Carribean. Being as far south as you can go in the United States, you'll find our weather to be delightful year-round for your tropical beach vacation. With our mild coastal climate - you can expect temperatures in the summer to average in the mid 80s and in the mid 60s in the winter. Water temperatures in the summer are typically 80-85 degrees. Water sports and beach activities occur year round on South Padre Island.
One of the most welcoming aspects of the Texas Coast is due to the Texas Open Beaches Act, which makes every inch of the coastline public beach. There is no charge for pedestrian beach access. Parking is free along Gulf Blvd. To help promote accessibility, the City of South Padre Island has 24 specified public beach access points, 18 of which are handicap accessible by use of mobi mats or cross walks. Seaside Circle Beach Access #6, Surf Circle Beach Access #7, Bouganvilla Circle Beach Access #14, and Aquarius Circle Beach Access #18, and Isla Blanca Beach Park are also wheelchair accessible.
The city has Mobichairs available which are amphibious wheelchairs that are capable of being used in the beach and water, allowing those in need to enjoy both the sand and the surf. To check out a mobichair please contact the South Padre Island's Fire Department at (956) 761-3040.
In addition, the City of South Padre Island also has handicapped accessibility transportation. Island Metro is a free shuttle that meets ADA requirements and is equipped with wheelchair lifts to accommodate easy accessibility to handicapped passengers. View Island Metro route and schedule.
There is a $10/day fee per vehicle for access to Cameron County beach park areas. The southernmost county park is Isla Blanca Park which has lifeguards, shade pavilions with picnic tables, restrooms and showers, snack bars, beach umbrella rentals, playground equipment, rv spaces, and a fishing jetty. County Beach Access #5 and Beach Access #6 on the north end of the island allows for vehicle access for those wishing to drive up the beach for nearly 30 miles of empty shoreline.
Please do not litter.
All glass is prohibited on the beach.
Comercial activity or solicitation on the beach is prohibited.
Overnight camping is prohibited in City limits.
Pets must be on a leash on City beaches
No open fires on city beaches. Small bbq pits are allowed.
Alcohol is allowed on all beaches. No glass containers.
Lifeguards are on duty daily in the summer, weekends spring and fall. Check with lifeguards about surf conditions before entering the water.
You may bring your own umbrellas or tents. There are also umbrella and chair rentals. Activities such as banana boat, parasailing, surfing lessons, and sand castle lessons are available.
Vehicles are not allowed on any city beaches, including Isla Blanca Beach Park and Andy Bowie Beach Park. Vehicles are allowed on the beach only through beach access #5 and #6 on the north end of the Island.
Go to beach access #5 or #6, bonfires are only allowed on the county beaches north of city limits.
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