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South Padre Island Beach Driving

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Address: South Padre Island, TX

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Jeep Rally

We went to the first organized Jeep Rally on the beach at the end of April 2015. The beach was beautiful and for the most part the driving was easy. The beach is b e a u t i f u... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Diane M
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Laguna Vista, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We enjoy going out to the drive beach but people drive entirely too fast. There are always lots of kids around and it's pretty scary, at times. Also, there is always trash left...people need to pick up after themselves!!!

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Bells, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The beach is only solid (even for 4 wheel drive) we saw 2 jeeps stuck so the only driveable area is next to the water. The ocean is so loud the kids cannot hear the cars. We spent more time worrying about their safety on a Tuesday, than enjoying our time. we couldn't build sand castles, or even leave our... More 

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Red Oak, Texas, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It's fun driving on the beach, but it seems every time I'm down at SPI, the State (or is it Cameron County) raises the rates. It should be free to anyone...now it is $5/time on the beach....and then another $5 and they give you a bag to pick up garbage....then you return the full garbage bag and get your $5... More 

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Austin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We went to the first organized Jeep Rally on the beach at the end of April 2015. The beach was beautiful and for the most part the driving was easy. The beach is b e a u t i f u l.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Just like the beach it is changes a lot. I you life a crowded area even with food trucks,Go into Beach access # 5 for a lot of that area 2WD drive looked ok. We drove the area from #6 to #5 a times and there where some places that i would not take a non 4 WD vehicle. Our... More 

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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

if you do not have a four wheel drive vehicle I would not recommend. The beach was beautiful and the shells were fun to look for. However we couldn't go far without a 4x4.

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Wheeling, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

WE LOVED this experience! It's a very long drive and recommend that you do it early before the tide rise. You can do it during the rising tide but, you'll get salt water all over the car. We loved the drive so much we did it several times over our trip. it's fun to see all the wild life and... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Our family is new to Texas and this state really takes some getting used to. I think that there are more pick up trucks in the state of Texas than the entire other 49 states combined and the people who own these vehicles seem to delight in making their own freeway entrances and exits on/off the interstates. Indeed, there are... More 

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Warsaw, Missouri
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21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The beach riding is fun and you can pull over and park anywhere along the way. Bring a picnic, kite, book and enjoy the sand, sun, water and shell collecting!

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Young man at Access 5 takes pride in his job and the beach. Tries very hard to keep the beach clean after weekenders trash it. Definitely better to visit during the weekday instead of the weekend.

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Address: Address: South Padre Island, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island

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