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Address: 33174 State Park Rd 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: (956) 761-5493
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A favorite of Winter Texans

Though it's not a "modern park" with lots of amenities, it is clean, affordable ad its beach location can't be beat. Activities director has coordinated many activities and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Vicky H
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Lebanon, Missouri
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Lebanon, Missouri
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Though it's not a "modern park" with lots of amenities, it is clean, affordable ad its beach location can't be beat. Activities director has coordinated many activities and bingo, if you wish to be involved, or opt to simply lounge on the beach. A yearly trip we don't want to miss.

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Houston, Texas
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402 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a fee to get into this park. $10 a car. The park is clean and is a great place to stop for a minute. We used the showers and the facilities. The beach is clean and well kept.

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Thank gwenbraum
Brownsville, Texas
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180 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in Brownsville one easily forgets how blessed we are with great weather and unspoiled nature .. Hope more Tourists will discover that we are much nicer than Florida!

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Thank KaiUWulff
South America
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Isla Blanca Park has water on three sides: The Gulf of Mexico, the Brazos Santiago Pass and the Laguna Madre. Even in January there are surfers, kite fliers and beachcombers most days in the Gulf but it isn't crowded in the winter. There are usually lots of shells for collectors. We have found Starfish, Sand Dollars, Olives, Sun Dials and... More 

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texas
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Unfortunately, people, from other places, do not know to keep it clean. My favorite place at the Island!

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Mission, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed sitting by the water going for walks and watching the windsurfers had a very nice time. The park has camping areas places to park an RV you can also do some fishing

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Newton, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We are staying here from Oct. 1 through end of February 2015. Starting in Nov. this park is mostly snowbirds that have been coming here for the winter for years . This is a county park so sometimes it needs mowing , but mostly it is well cared for. It has a wonderful oceanfront with pavilions and bath houses. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

First off it was dirty, trash everywhere, dead snakes everywhere...of course we were visiting during the red tide, but still, need to keep it clean. The little Bait shop was perfect, we were very thirsty and having that there was great! And the men inside were very nice and funny. Beautiful view of the ocean. Watched a barge come in,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

It's at the North side of the island which created a great mood to relax. Unfortunately, we visited during the Red Tide so we weren't able to hang out at the beach too often but very early in the morning there was a crew cleaning up the beach. Everyone was so nice.

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Shawnee
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Nice area to view dolphins in the wild. Clean park with picnic areas. Saw several people fishing. There is a bait shop and public restrooms in parking area. The statue of open arms Jesus was welcoming. There is a charge to enter.

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