South Padre Island Beach

South Padre Island, Texas (Cameron County)

Last Updated: 07/12/2021
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 28.73 miles
Highest Elevation: 22 feet
Duration: About 3 hours
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: South Padre Island
Nearest Town w/ Services: South Padre Island
Official Road Name: South Padre Island Beach
Management Agency: Cameron County
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Highlights

Highlight: South Padre Island Beach
South Padre Island Beach arguably provides visitors with the greatest diversity of activities of any beach in Texas. Whether travelers are looking for extremely remote sections of beach to camp or fish, or travelers are looking to merely dip their feet in the water while still being a stone's throw away from a myriad of tourist activities, including but not limited to deep-sea fishing, dolphin watch tours, parasailing, boat, and jet ski rentals or even renting a beach golf cart for the day, South Padre Island Beach is sure to please.

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Waypoints

1. County Entrance #5 (0 mi)
Entering the beach at the southernmost entry point provides the closest vehicle beach access from South Padre Island. Travel further south is prohibited and blocked via bollards.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: South Padre Island, Texas

Upon entering South Padre Island via the Queen Isabella Causeway, turn north on Padre Boulevard, then continue on for 5.8 miles to County Beach Entrance #5.

Camping

Dispersed

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Writer Information

John-Paul Clark

Mapping Crew - Texas

JP began his off-road adventures as a "Toyota guy", then later crossed the dark side when he bought a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Describing himself as a 'heavy overlander / moderate crawler', he enjoys everything from long beach runs, to the mountains of Colorado, to the rocks of Moab.
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