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South Padre Island and its surrounding communities offer a variety of parks, museums and other attractions for visitors and residents alike.

No doubt about it, the beach is the big attraction here, but some days the weather is not conducive to beach activities. On this page you will find links to sites featuring various area attractions.

Turtle Lady sand sculpture

Explore the all-new Sand Castle Trail


sandy feet's Sand Castle Trail
See amazing sand sculpture created by master sculptors -- 365 days a year!

South Padre Island Nature Center
Dolphin Research and Sealife Center in Port Isabel

Area Golf Courses
I have assembled a detailed list of golf courses within a 60 mile radius of South Padre Island

Coastal Studies Lab
The University of Texas - Pan American Coastal Studies Lab, located on South Padre Island, Texas near the mouth of the Rio Grande, serves the missions of university education, coastal research, and public service/public education.

The Black Dragon Pirate Ship

Tours and Excursions Unique to the Island:

Schlitterbahn Beach
So area.html uth Padre Island's water park is a big hit with visitors and residents alike!

Want to see what is going on right here right now?

  • features a beach cam, bay cam and surf cam - all from one handy location
  • is our own mobile web-cam - you just never know what you might find it pointed at: sunrise over the island from Fred's house on the bay; sandy feet's backyard sandbox, or maypbe a special Island event. This baby really gets around!

The Port Isabel Community Library
The homepage of the only area library - offering public internet access (if you have a library card!

Surrounding Communities/Texas Links

Information and links for Texas' Rio Grande Valley
Information about people, places, and events in the Rio Grande Valley

Great Texas
Comprehensive directory and guide to everything in Texas

South Texas Film
Texas' lower Rio Grande Valley overflows with history, romance, legends, and stories. The bustling newness of our rapidly growing economy is tempered by the Old World charm of Mexico’s rich history and laid back attitude. Assisting filmmakers with information on locations, laws, crew, talent, weather, and accommodations, South Texas Film is dedicated to translating your vision into a workable reality.

Los Fresnos - Texas
Don't speed in Los Fresnos

More Los Fresnos Stuff
From useful to just plain bizarre---

Visitor Information - Harlingen, Texas
Sports WhiteWings Professional Baseball Golf &Tennis Facilities Shopping Shopping Centers Jackson Street District History Rio Grande Valley Museum Texas Air Museum Iwo Jima Monument Historical Perspective of Harlingen The Arts Plays Concerts...

Harlingen, Tropical Playground of Texas!
Harlingen is a semi-tropical dream come true for sports enthusiasts, history buffs and serious shoppers. Because of the moderate year-round temperatures, outdoor activities such as golf, tennis and softball can be enjoyed virtually all year-round..

Port Isabel, Texas Chamber of Commerce Home Page
The Port Isabel, Texas Chamber of Commerce offers Rio Grande Valley history on the border with Mexico, on the Laguna Madre (bay), at the tropical tip of Texas and the Gulf of Mexico.

The PSJA Bear Den
Anyone who ever attended Pharr/San Juan/Alamo schools will want to take a look at this site. Find out all the latest on reunions and what your former classmates are up to these days.

Rio Grande Valley, Texas - Cameron County
Rio Grande Valley, Texas is a general information site for the Rio Grande Valley Texas.

See Matamoros, Mexico!
Matamoros, Mexico is just 30 miles from the Island...

Monterrey Digital
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico located about 2hrs from the Texas Border. The site has general tourist information about the city.. museums, movies, theaters, bars, business, night clubs, restaurants, photographs, maps, events, employment, universities, consulates, help, sports, etc.


Museums of Port Isabel
MUSEUMS of Port Isabel is a complex consisting of three diverse facilities, the Port Isabel Historic Museum , the Treasures of the Gulf Museum , and the Point Isabel Lighthouse. All three are within walking distance of each other and are open year around to the public.

Padre Island Trading Co.
A used bookstore, gourmet coffee pub, and haven for local treasure hunters, amateur historians, and artists of all kinds. Read recent columns by local treasure-hunter Steve Hathcock, who also is a licensed massage therapist -- lots of good stuff here!

This page contains most of the Museums around the Valley. It contains some information about each museum, its location and phone number. I hope this page can be of aid to you.

Area Parks

Port Isabel Light House

Cameron County Parks System

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