Visit the Lone Star State's Tropical Paradise

With year-round tropical weather, sunny beaches and internationally renowned birding, South Padre Island is never out of ways to have fun.  In fact, the Island has consistently been rated one of America’s best beaches by The Travel Channel (2000, 2001). An abundance of activities such as sailing, windsurfing, dolphin watching, parasailing, jet skiing, horseback riding on the beach, shopping, tennis and lounging by the pool await every visitor.  As the days wind down with breathtaking sunsets over the bay, night clubs and restaurants come alive with conversation, dining, music and dancing.

South Padre Island is also one of the best kept secrets for salt water fishing and deep sea fishing. The Laguna Madre Bay is one of the hottest spots for tropical saltwater fishing, and has waters filled with snook, redfish, and tarpon among other prized tropical game fish. With over 253 days of gorgeous sunny weather, visitors can enjoy fishing at South Padre Island all year round!

There truly is no place like South Padre Island – an exciting fun, safe and beautiful beach town with the shores of the Gulf of Mexico within walking distance from any place on the Island.

Bridgepoint Condominiums invites you to come and discover paradise at the Island, and see what makes South Padre the Best Beach in Texas!

South Padre Island Activities & Attractions

SPI Birding & Nature Center

The SPI Birding & Nature Center is the Rio Grande Valley's premier destination for birdwatching. Their unique location on South Padre Island is the perfect place to observe the birds, butterflies and natural wildlife in coastal South Texas.  Walk the bayfront boardwalks, take a birding tour and explore the natural life of the Rio Grande Valley. Learn More

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Enjoy an indoor and outdoor waterpark with nearly two dozen world-class attractions. Roar down 13 amazing water slides, relax round the lazy river, soar nearly 10 stories high at 30 MPH on the Soaring Eagle Zipline, come up close and personal with native marine life in Sea Trek, an underwater “Scuba” experience, feast at the Shrimp Haus and Seaside Grill full-service restaurants or kick back and relax on the beach. Learn More

Bay & Deep Sea Fishing

There are plenty of options for those looking for a memorable fishing experience. Cast off in the surf, book your own boat or book a spot on a bay or deep sea fishing charter. Learn More


Whether you are into the thrill of kiteboarding or windsurfing, or prefer something a little more relaxing like kayaking or paddleboarding, there are all kinds of watersport activities for the entire family. Learn More

Sea Turtle Inc

Sea Turtle Inc. is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. They offer educational talks to any size group about Sea Turtles and how to save these wonderful animals. Learn More

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

20 minutes northwest of South Padre Island, the nearly 100,000 acre refuge  provides a habitat for native wildlife. Visitors can connect with nature through a variety of activities including fishing, hunting, wildlife observation and photography, bicycling, hiking and interpretive tours and programs. A Visitor Center with exhibits, restrooms, and a nature store is available. Learn More

Port Isabel Lighthouse

On mainland, near the foot of Queen Isabella Causeway, climb the historic lighthouse (completed in 1853) for a panoramic view of Laguna Madre Bay.
A replica of the lighthouse keeper’s cottage is also on the grounds. Learn More

Port Isabel Museum

Port Isabel Museum is located in the historic Charles Champion Building, an 1899 Victorian building that served as a dry goods store and residence. It now houses two exhibit levels, a theater, gift shop and one of the largest collections of Mexican artifacts from the U.S.-Mexican War. The facade features the famous ‘fish mural’ painted in 1906 by a local fisherman and beautifully restored in 1996 by artist Travis Keese. Learn More

Sand Castle Building Lessons

Learn the art of building a great sandcastle! This truly one of a kind experience is perfect for all ages. Come and discover why South Padre Island is the “Sandcastle Capital of The World!”. Learn More

Horseback Riding

There is no better way to take in the beach than by horseback. Fun for all ages, horseback rides are available at different times of the day for different durations. Learn More