South Padre Island, TX, USA

South Padre Island, TX, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,609 vacation rentals near South Padre Island. From 1,197 condos to 222 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Padre Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Enjoy Sun and Surf From Your South Padre Beach Condo

South Padre Island is one of the premier beach spots along the Texas Gulf Coast, and you can enjoy all that the area has to offer in comfort and style when you rent a beach condo. A South Padre Island beach condo is a wonderful home away from home, providing you a home-like living experience for you to enjoy while on vacation. This includes a beachfront location or beach access nearby as well as a full kitchen, a balcony, a grill and numerous other amenities that will help you to feel relaxed and at ease throughout your vacation.

Things to Do

Outdoor Recreation

When you travel to South Padre to stay in your Gulf Coast beachfront condo, you will want to spend ample time relaxing under the sun and playing in the waves. There are an extensive range of beach activities that you can enjoy up and down the coast, and these include sand volleyball, swimming, sandcastle building, Frisbee, beach soccer, parasailing and more. There are also excursions for jet skiing, deep sea fishing, paragliding and more. You can truly have an amazing time at the beach when you treat yourself to an exceptional South Padre vacation.


South Padre is most well-known for its stunning beaches, but it also has a few top-rated attractions that you will want to explore while staying in your Port O'Connor beach condo. Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark is a premier water park that boasts tons of rides, water slides, swimming pools and kiddie areas. This is one of a chain of water parks located throughout the state that local residents and visitors alike love to visit. There are also shopping malls, retail centers and boutique surf and beach shops that provide you with the opportunity to enjoy an exceptional shopping experience.


After a fun-filled day at the beach, you may want to head back to your condo to prepare a meal in your full kitchen, or you may want to head out for a night on the town. Some of the many spots that you can head to include Tequila Sunset, the Coral Reef Lounge, Louie's Backyard, Boomerang Billy's, Laguna BOB and others. Some of these venues have a full dinner menu, a full bar, live music or a DJ and other fun features that can help you to have an amazing evening in South Padre.


The weather in South Padre is undeniably amazing for a beach experience, and this is because it has a humid subtropical climate. This type of climate boasts long, warm and often wet summers coupled with shorter, mild and relatively dry winter months. Average high temperatures during the peak of summer season are in the 90s, and there are numerous 100-degree days that will make the water at the beach very refreshing for you to enjoy. The average high temperature in the winter months is in the 60s.

How to Get There

There is a small airport in South Padre that you can fly into, and you can rent a car to enjoy the convenience of getting around town while you are on vacation.. You can also drive your own car, taking Interstate 37 to Highway 77 south. Highway 77 transitions into Interstate 69E, which takes you the rest of the way into the area. If you choose to take a bus, there are several bus routes that take you to the nearby town of Harlingen, and you can rent a car for convenient travel while in town.

Attractions In and Around South Padre Island

Looking for places to see while you're in South Padre Island? Local attractions include Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, Sea Turtle Inc and Sea Turtle Rescue Center. Visitors searching for nearby cultural experiences can spend an enlightening afternoon at Museums of Port Isabel. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Andy Bowie Park, Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Isla Blanca Park.

During your stay, you may want to visit South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory or Whaling Wall. Also while in town, consider a visit to South Padre Island Convention Centre and Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier.