It's consistently voted as one of the top beach destinations, so it's no wonder the college kids coming running to South Padre Island as soon as classes are let out. Can you blame them? With clear blue water and white sand, several restaurants and bars to keep the under thirty set occupied and outdoor activities for those who prefer to take the healthier route, South Padre Island has been South Texas' little secret for decades.
Why South Padre?
Why choose South Padre Island over other beach destination along the Texas Gulf Coast, like Galveston or Corpus Christi? One reason why South Padre is so popular with the Spring Break crowd is its proximity to major universities in Austin, Bryan, Houston, and San Antonio. South Padre makes for the perfect getaway for young adults looking for something larger than a hotel room. Search ahead of time for condos during Spring Break to make sure they don't get snatched up right away. When you consider splitting the cost of a beach rental with friends you'll find everyone saves money while gaining space and home amenities.
Eating out at Spring Break
Between the day time drinking and the late night dancing even Spring Breakers have to take a break every now and then to feed their mouths.The beauty of South Padre is there's something for everyone, from raging Spring Breakers who want to head to Louie's Backyard for some hair of the dog and an affordable live rock and roll band—or the vegans from Austin who need to refuel on carrots and kombucha at South Padre's own Naturally's their local health food store and cafe. For a restaurant with a view consider Boomerang Billy's, a favorite with Spring Breakers and affordable food - so you can spend more on booze later. Need a pick-me-up? Try Yummie’s Coffee Shack for the perfect cup of hot joe.
South Padre beaches
Whether the high drama beach that’s near all the action is what you’re looking for or you prefer something more relaxed and low key, South Padre beaches can cater to both introverts and extroverts alike—even during Spring Break week. Spring Break in South Padre may not be the best time to visit—especially with young children in tow—but if you’re willing to brave the crowds, make reservations early as South Padre condos will get booked up right away. Whether you prefer the public beaches on South Padre’s East side, or like to find sand dunes that have not yet been touched by humankind, you’ll enjoy exploring both the North and South parts of the Island. Renting a South Padre beach house or condo during Spring Break means getting to be even closer to the beach and perhaps getting private beach resort perks like towel service and beverages.
Spring Break beach vacation rentals
You have to admit it makes sense to split the cost of a South Padre beach rental with friends during Spring Break for several reasons, and saving money tops the list. Why pay for separate hotel rooms (or worse, have to bunk up with three other people) when you all can enjoy your privacy in a beach house or condo rental? Chances are you’ll want to spend most of your time with the people you came with so having a vacation rental with common areas for hanging out are a convenience hotels can’t provide. Whether it’s you and your roommate looking for a budget-friendly condo or a group wanting a beach house, South Padre has several rentals all over the island. Book a condo and find out for yourself why it’s called the Spring Break Capital of the South.