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Address: 33174 State Park Rd 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: (956) 761-5493
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Beautiful but crowded beach

Isla Blanca beach was a wonderful day destination. Located on the southern tip of South Padre Island, the beach was really long with fine (clean) sand, lots of waves and a ton of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Like the rest of the Island it is very beautiful. It has a fee to enter but offers amenities that make it worth it. There is parking available, a picnic area with a roof and tables, a small food store, bathrooms and showers. You basically park and find an area in under the roof or you can go to the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Isla Blanca beach was a wonderful day destination. Located on the southern tip of South Padre Island, the beach was really long with fine (clean) sand, lots of waves and a ton of people. If you are in South Padre and planning for a day long beach fest, I would definitely recommend heading down to Isla Blanca. Its only a... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

With all the crowds on the city beach in the summer, it is a great retreat to be able to drive north of the city and right onto the beach at 3 different access points within this park, Even this part of the beach is crowded so you may have to drive north on the beach for a few miles... More 

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Katy, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The $5 entrance fee is worth it as the beach is kept kind of clean, the sand is beautiful and soft, the ocean is greenish and can not really see to the bottom, life guards are a bonus, does get quite busy but not as busy as the none fee paying beaches, outdoor showers to rinse off the sand, small... More 

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Sterling, Kansas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We spent a wonderful family afternoon here....beach was clean and secure. We had the best time ever!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Clear blue water and white sandy beaches. Such a treat! Walking out we could see schools of small fish and even a crab!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Walking distance from the hotel and great fun for the kids. A little too crowded for my liking and we spent half a day.

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Harlingen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This park is used a lot for long term RVers, both winter Texan's in the winter months and locals during the summer months. It is right on the Gulf side of South Padre Island with great beach access. Also has a boat ramp on the bay side and offers bank fishing in the bay and in the surf of the... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It was very nice to be able to go to a very clean beach...the beaches in south padre have NOTHING on the beaches in other areas of texas. the sand is very clean, and so is the water!

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have been coming to this beach for as long as I can remember. There is plenty of parking but it does get full quickly during the summer or holidays. The addition of lifeguards is nice. We've never had a problem with seaweed as the beach is combed early in the morning. Now on the other hand, the bathrooms and... More 

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