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South Padre Island Beach Driving

South Padre Island, TX
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Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Blue waters, perfect sand for building castles, bring your boogie board and enjoy the waves. Park on the beach or drive around & explore!! We love it!!

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Round Rock, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I am a native Texan and I am horrified and embarrassed by the amount of trash on the beach at South Padre Island. If you are the kind of traveler who enjoys the beach in front of your hotel you will find a clean beach. However if you like riding down the beach so you can get away from the... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

You just can't beat the drive along the beach on South Padre Island. Driving to the island and hitting the beach with the windows down let's the ocean breeze blast through the car and your hair and the scent of the ocean is amazing. You can see and hear the seagulls cawing and the waves crashing into the shore. There... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Just driving up and down the island is relaxing and scenic. Laid back and interesting you will love the shops from the collects bless, the book store and shops.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

At the end of the island - isolated area-/beach, you can find shells - best to go before dark, kids love running up and down the dunes.

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You can drive on the northern end of the beach. The entrance costs $10. They will give you a trash bag to put your trash in and when you bring it back and throw it in their dumpster, they return $5 to you. Up there, you drive close to the water where the sand is wetter. Further inland, the sand... More

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Deer Park, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Enjoy the view from the car and the price was good. There was people there also and it wasn't crowded like it is at Galveston beach. The water was beautiful and I took some pictures.

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had a wonerful, leisurelt drive along th beach, bayside, and got to see fishermen, low tide, and more wetlands birds. Fun and something we did spontaneously

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was our first time visiting SPI. We decided to rent a condo ( also a first) on the beach. The beaches here were beautiful with white sugary sand. I loved that the local government does so much to keep beaches clean. Plenty of trash cans and actual life guards ( beach patrol) to watch over things. No jellies, very... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Well, this is one of them. Drove 22 miles north up the beach, on the beach itself! Four wheel drive not necessary if you stay on the hard, wet sand near the water. Entrance at beach access point 5 on state road 100 going north out of South Padre Island. $5 entrance fee, plus $5 fee that is refundable if... More

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