South Padre Island is a town in
Cameron County, Texas, United States.
The town is located on Padre Island, a large barrier
island along the Texas Gulf coast. South Padre Island, Texas' premier beach
resort, is famous for the sub-tropical climate that makes it a perfect
year-round holiday destination. Mild semi-arid weather means lots of sunny
days, and while cool north winds may blow for a day or two in the winter
months, the winds make for better deep-sea fishing. The town is really a
holiday centre, and, in the winter, some of the restaurants are
closed. Sea-shell shops abound!
Take Interstate Hwy. 37 south from San Antonio to U.S. Hwy. 77, then east on
Fly in to Harlingen's Valley International Airport or
Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport.
For high speed connections, here's a file that
plays on Windows Media Player in 640 x 480 size.
Click on the picture to start the video. To
get to South Padre, you have to drive over the Queen Isabella Memorial
Bridge - quite a sight.