SOUTH PADRE Attractions


Continually ranked as one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S., South Padre Island provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor fun. The island's mild climate lends itself to an array of water-related sports and other outdoor South Padre Island activities year-round. Visitors can enjoy Texas hospitality coupled with the island’s small-town charm. Pearl South Padre puts all of the best South Padre beaches and ocean activities right at your fingertips.

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Enjoy some fun in the sun at our sandy South Padre Island beach. Whether you are looking for an adventure or just want to soak up the rays while lounging on the beach, there is a world of things to experience. Enjoy snorkeling, surfing, parasailing, kite boarding, banana boat rides, horseback riding along the beach, boogie boarding, and other popular water sports.

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Experience nature up close and personal with an exciting Eco Tour, go dolphin watching, or go scuba diving and explore the world beneath the waves. We’re also located near several exciting outdoor attractions like the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (15 miles), Gladys Porter Zoo (35 miles), and Sea Turtle, Inc (4.5 miles). Head out on the water and go deep sea fishing or bay fishing. Or enjoy a day of fun at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, less than a mile away.

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Nothing says vacation like a good day on the golf course. While many our activities are beach and ocean-focused, we’re just a short drive from two of the region’s best and most popular golf courses. Only 12 miles from the resort is South Padre Island Golf Club, which offers a picturesque backdrop and is a pleasure for golfers of any skill level. Or enjoy Rancho Viejo Country Club (50 miles), which offers two nine-hole golf courses.

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Sonny's Parasailing

Providing beach activities since 1986

Experiene parasailing the South Padre style with your family, friends, and loved ones! Sonny's Beach Service is the only company to parasail on the Gulf of Mexico. All of their captains are licensed and US Coast Guard approved.

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Free Sand Castle Lessons

Only At Pearl South Padre Resort

The best free sand castle lessons South Padre Island has to offer. Andy Hancock shows Pearl South Padre guests how to build stunning castles and creatures.

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#1 Family Resort With Kids Camp

Drop off your kid to be fully supervised by others. Kids camp at Pearl South Padre is free! Kids can enjoy a number of exciting activites with our certified swim instructors. Exclusive to Pearl South Padre Resort.

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Ka Motion

Ka Motion is a South Padre Island sailing adventure located just 2 miles from the resort. Guests can experience this 36-foot sailing catamaran by booking a snorkel adventure, dinner cruise or private party. Plus, Ka Motion is the only catamaran that is certified to sail in the Gulf of Mexico.

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South Padre Island is a unique resort town that offers an array of interesting activities and attractions. One of the most popular sights to see is the Port Isabel Lighthouse & Museum (located just six miles away). Built in 1853 the lighthouse was recently renovated and restored inside and outside. There is also an Island Cinema movie theater less than three miles away and South Padre Island Convention Center is only 4.5 miles from our hotel.


South Padre Island is a popular escape for local university students seeking a break from the daily grind of academia. We’re just 60 miles away from the University of Texas at Brownsville and only 32 miles from Texas State Technical College Harlingen. Of course, South Padre Island is easily accessible via Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport, making it an appealing spring break destination for college students from around the country.

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South Padre Island is located on the southern tip of Texas and is accessible via the Queen Isabella Causeway from the town of Port Isabel. Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport in Brownsville is only 24 miles away while Valley International Airport in Harlingen is 41 miles away. View more detailed airport and transportation information.