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South Padre Island Beach Driving

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Address: South Padre Island, TX

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4×4 Area! Fine sand use caution

Just like the title said , must enter with a 4×4 área has very fine sand where a 2wd truck will get stuck, 12 bucks to go in with a trash bag for trash steps away from the ocean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tejano281
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice beach. Pleasant much better than Gavilston. It has a weird odor but I am new to TExas belched. But kids had a blast at the beach. To many seagulls 😏

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just like the title said , must enter with a 4×4 área has very fine sand where a 2wd truck will get stuck, 12 bucks to go in with a trash bag for trash steps away from the ocean with your truck next to you. U have access to whole beach till end of road by sand dunes. Great area,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you enjoy driving on the beach this is the place to go. The sand is clean and packed so the drive is very easy. There is beautiful scenery everywhere you look. You just need to be very careful where you drive and watch out for the people and kids. Many people that go to the beach as tourists are... More 

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Thank Richard F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beaches on SPI are beautiful. If you've been to any beach that you can drive on (Daytona), I'd say they're all the same.

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Thank AshleyRN07
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This weekend my wife, older kids and I went to South Padre Island. On Saturday morning after breakfast we drove northbound on the only highway until the road closes. Sand dunes some 15' in height blocked the road after a while with the signs telling us "End of Road." The breeze was coming in from the Gulf of Mexico and... More 

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Thank Rubén Z
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very different experience driving in the beach. Lots of beach goers (and drinking) - caution here. Most places have packed sand, but suggest a tow chain/strap for all who visit. It may be you or someone else that needs it. A few soft spots, so be careful.

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Thank LSUTraveller
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to go to the beach and not have to drag chairs, canopy, coolers and kids toys. This is it. The county charges a fee of $12 and then returns two dollars if you return the trash bag they give you. You have to drive slow on the beach because there is lots of kids and people. It... More 

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Thank dennis c
Dallas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

driving on beach is always fun you just have to stay on packed sand first couple of days there i could not go as far out as i wanted to driving on the beach due to tide and storms in gulf i did not have 4 wheel drive and surf was up the last two days was able to drive... More 

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Thank Richard G
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this experience, usually you have to park in a parking lot and walk to the beach, here you are literally on the beach and beside the water, we drive a pick up truck and this was a unique experience, we paid to go in and you receive a $2 back to recycle or give your garbage bag back to... More 

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Thank Tamara M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a 2 wheel drive truck and got stuck in the loose sand and had to be pulled out but this happens a lot and there are people on the beach with all the equipment that do this so no warries. If you drive where sand is packed now, no problems with driving down the beach. It goes all... More 

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