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South Padre Island Beach Driving

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Address: South Padre Island, TX

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Winter Texan

The only way to go to the beach for the day. Drive on, park, put up canopy, chairs, food beside your vehicle. No draging anything anywhere. Everything is right beside your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only way to go to the beach for the day. Drive on, park, put up canopy, chairs, food beside your vehicle. No draging anything anywhere. Everything is right beside your vehicle.

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KC MO
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always like to find a beach that you can drive and park on. Just what the doctor ordered ! Will definately be back.

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the drive along the beach but probably should have had four-wheel drive for the soft sand. Would have liked a fresh water hose to rinse off salt spray.

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Thank clarke s
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled the 6 hours south down to So Padre (flew into Houston) expecting much more. Beaches there are verrrrrrrry modest, narrow and there were people and cars elbow to elbow. We always enjoy any gulf beach anywhere so just writing this review to help others realize what we didn't know. Save yourself the long drive and use the wonderful... More 

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Thank Thomas S
Winnipeg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

South Padre beach rivals Daytona for being a great beach to drive or walk on . We only drove a short way as we prefer to walk the beach. This one is excellent for beach fans. The hard packed sand is as good as any we have been on and still feels like sand to your very appreciative feet. Just... More 

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Howard Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

It was a great time....the beach was not crowded (we went on a weekday) and even had a kite along that the kids had fun flying.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is accessible by # 5 entrance. There was a 10.00 charge going in but when I came out no one was there charging. I don't recall having a charge here 10 years before hand. I paid and drove the beach a bit. The water was warm but the wind was a lil windy. Nice experience for first timers or... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had a great time just driving along the beach and stopping wherever we wished to people watch and take in the lovely ocean views. This was one of the highlights of our South Padre trip.

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Dundas, Canada
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Find a spot, have a picnic, enjoy this long beautiful beach. We brought our stunt kites, perfect spot, hours of flying. Wish people would clean up their litter, plenty of trash bins along the beach.

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

we had so much fun driving on the beach and picking up shells.. we also had a night looking at the stars... the beach is very clean, shore very clean and water crystal clear.. cannot wait to go back :D

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