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Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark

33261 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-772-7873
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Type: Water Parks, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Activities: Swimming
Owner description: Surf manmade waves, move from ride to ride without ever leaving the water, blast uphill and down on thrilling water coasters or float peacefully on... more » Owner description: Surf manmade waves, move from ride to ride without ever leaving the water, blast uphill and down on thrilling water coasters or float peacefully on passive rides at this tropical water park along the beaches of South Padre Island. Over two dozens attractions for all ages, park has both outdoor and indoor attractions. Indoor attractions are open year-round in an heated, covered environment. Waterpark also has a beachfront resort hotel, multiple restaurants, 100' tall zipline ride and underwater Sea Trek attraction (open seasonally). Outside food and beverages are allowed (no glass or alcohol), free parking, free use of inner tubes and free use of life vests. Private cabanas with table side wait staff are also available for rental. « less
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South Padre Island, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Seaside Grill is one of our favorite beach walk destinations. It is located on the beach. Happy Hour Margaritas for .99 cents. Our favorite dish is the Grilled Chicken sandwich. Prices are comparable with other island cafes. Great location for casual lunch or cocktails on the beach. The only negative thing is they sometimes are not open if the weather... More

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Seaside Grill is one of our favorite beach walk destinations. It is located on the beach. Happy Hour Margaritas for .99 cents. Our favorite dish is the Grilled Chicken sandwich. Prices are comparable with other island cafes. Great location for casual lunch or cocktails on the beach. The only negative thing is they sometimes are not open if the weather... More

Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our time here. Not as good as a Great Wolf, but then again, this is the only indoor park on SPI. 2 slides, a kiddie wading area, and a not so lazy river.

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Thanks for your post....you are obviously an experienced reviewer so I look forward to you visitng our new beachfront resort hotel so you can enjoy exclusive ride time at the indoor park plus enjoy (and review) our large outdoor park, which includes four uphill watercoasters, the Boogie Bahn inland surfing machine, a five-story interactive Sandcastle, multiple kid's areas, a river... More

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

A complete package for having a great fun time. Even though the indoor park has only few rides they are capable of adding smiles to your face and the water is not cold. The beach is right behind the park and is truly impressive. There are few other attractions around the corner to try. As far the resort is concerned... More

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your memories on your visit to the resort and indoor waterpark. Yes, South Padre Island has some of the most impressive beaches and blue waters anywhere and truly surprises many a Guest who has only experienced some of Texas' other beaches. DId you know that as a hotel Guest the entire day... More

Bloomington, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My girlfriend and I regularly visit Waterparks in Minnesota and Wisconsin Dells and Schlitterbahn was a unique and fun place. I've never seen a place like this where you can bring in your own food and coolers. That is very cool. The Lazy/Adventure river is one of the best I've seen. The Torrent River was also unique and fun. As... More

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to provide such a thorough review of Schlitterbahn Beach! Our family-friendly ideals, such as allowing in outside food and beverages, free parking, etc. are one of the reasons we are America's #1 waterpark! We pride ourselves on our food quality and diverse offerings so if you want a funnel cake, you can get that, but... More

Cypress, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The staff was excellent from front desk to the lifeguards. everyone was easy to talk to which made the stay more relaxing. Hotel stayed cleaned everywhere you walked around just to check out more of what they had. I went in January to enjoy the indoor water park and it seemed small at first, but wow there was plenty to... More

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Erika, Thanks for visiting and your very thoughtful and kind words. We pride ourselves on our family-first atmosphere, clean grounds and hospitality and it is always nice to hear our team members appreciated for their efforts. The indoor, year-round, heated waterpark is a great addition for South Padre Island and certainly gives all of our locals and visitors one more... More

Houston, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

It was just too cold during the heated indoor season. We ended up spending most of our time in the outdoor heated pool. The indoor season in Galveston is so much better. I doubt we will go back.

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Mendota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We took our children to the indoor waterpark on a rainy day, they had a great time. Kids loved the carousel and the ball blaster, which were no additional charge. Chicken strips were very good also. Only reason it didn't get 5 stars is that the bathrooms were disgusting and there was no changing area (that I saw).

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Appreciate the nice comments! Our 3-level Mega Blast gaming area and the 1950's era Carousel are a treat for everyone, not just the kids (admit it, you played too!!). Thank you also for mentioning the changing areas which are located between our "island area" and the carousel. I will address making signage more prevalent for our Guests to locate these...thanks... More

Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

But I was disappointed. The air and water temperature were too cold. When I get away to an indoor water park in winter, I expect it to be warm. I sat next to the water watching people shiver in and out of thee water, even the lifeguards ( whom i felt sorry for due to the temps). We all loved... More

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Thank you for recent visit to the year-round, heated indoor park and taking the time to post your comments. I'm glad to hear that your kids were entertained and enjoyed themselves. The twin tidal wave river system is a hit with all ages! It is disappointing to hear about the cups being left out as we consistently rank 5 stars... More

Artesia, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a nice escape when it is cold and the wind isn't enough for kitesurfing, but there is no thrill to any of the rides. By far most fun was had in the lazy river, which is actually pretty rapid and fun for a good 20min.

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Brad, Thanks for posting your thoughts on the indoor park during your visit from New Mexico...like yourself, we have Guests from all over take advantage of our year-round, heated, indoor park.....it's always summer at Schlitterbahn, regardless of the outdoor weather! I also appreciate your kind words about our Torrent Rivers that are definitely wild and not mild....I can tell you... More

Alexandria, Louisiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Schlitterbahn is one of our favorite places. The original in San Antonio is fun and lovely, and the new one in Galveston is a great combination of the best of San Antonio and South Padre. Haven't been to Kansas City yet, but I guarantee we will go! But of the parks we have seen, we do prefer South Padre. It... More

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Laura, Thanks for the kind words and being such a Schlitter-fan! The technology brought to the South Padre Island park (ability to transport you from ride to ride without leaving the water, four different uphill water coasters, one of the largest man-made surfing machines -Boogie Bahn- in the world) make us different than any other waterpark in the world...plus our... More

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