Discover the beauty of South Padre Island –
there's fun in the sun for everyone.


Parrot Eyes is one of the biggest Watersports Centers on South Padre Island.


Danny B Charters welcomes families with children who may want to top off their family vacation with a fun South Padre Island fishing adventure.


Around every bend, after every hole at South Padre Island Golf Club, you will find reasons our golf course is one of the finest in the Rio Grande Valley.


Air Padre offers lessons, rentals, and equipment in a wide range of water sports.


The Port Isabel Lighthouse offers beautiful views of the island set in an iconic historic space.

Sand Castle Lessons accommodates all ages and abilities. Start with the basics of sand castle building and learn all the ways of the craft.

The Original Dolphin Watch is truly one of the most unique actives on the island.


The Gladys Porter Zoo is located in Brownsville, TX - a short drive from SPI.  26 acres of lush tropical plants and over 1,600 animals.


The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is the perfect place to observe birds, butterflies, and other wildlife in their natural habitat.



January  Annual Longest Causeway Run and Wellness Walk  where 2500 participants enjoy a view from the Queen Isabella Causeway.

February  SPI Kitefest attracts thousands to the sand flats on the Bay for a 2 day Kite flying extravaganza.

March  brings Spring Break as all Texas Schools break mid March for fun in the sun.

April  Sand Crab Night time Beach Run is a beautiful site as the entire SPI beach front is lit by thousands of runners and walkers.

May SPI Kite Board Round up hosts hundreds of Kiting enthusiasts on both beach and bayside.

June Sailors from all over come to enjoy the Gulf blue water and excellant sailing such as the Annual Great Texas Catamaran Race.

August TIFT Texas International Fishing Tournament attracts over 100 anglers for fame and fortune.

September King of the Causeway Bike Tour and Triathlon sets the pace for  fall events.

October SPI BikeFest - Roar by the Shore happens the second weekend in Oct. and includes venders, live music, bike tours and more!

October Sandcastle Days is everyones favorite festival as Master Sand Sculptors build their dreams in Sand - the 3 day event offers live music, venders, childrens activities and a wonderful amateur competition for kids and families.

December An Island Christmas Parade and Lighted Boat Parade makes the holiday spirit sing Islad style.