South Padre Island and Port Isabel have many great restaurants, places to shop, and activities to enjoy. We have relationships with some wonderful businesses and invite you to explore their offerings.

RESTAURANTS & BARS

Louie’s Backyard

Fabulous Seafood Buffet!  Great nightly specials in the upstairs locals bar! Watch your favorite team in the locals bar.  

2305 Laguna Boulevard South Padre Island, Texas 78597 (956) 761-6406

Yummies

Lovely Breakfasts and Lunch!  Open from 8-2!  Try the Savanna Red Eye or Gulf Coast Grits for a real treat.   700 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 (956) 761-2526

Wanna Wanna Beach Bar & Grill

The BEST Beach bar on the Island.  Be sure to try one of their specialty drinks!  Awesome Ceviche, Burgers and Fried Shrimp!  Live music on the weekends from April through October.  5100  Gulf Blvd  South Padre Island, TX 78597 (956)761-7677

Marcello’s Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza

Just across the Causeway and absolutely fabulous real Italian food.  You cant go wrong here!  Fresh and Wonderful! 110 N Tarnava St, Port Isabel, TX 78578 (956) 943-7611

The Meatball Cafe

I love this new addition to our Island.  The food is wonderful, authentic, and homemade.  They have some great options if you have food alergies.  Just ask!   2412 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 956-299-4605

Laguna Bob

Fabulous Open air Bar on the Bay.  Wonderful  Sunsets, Bring your camera! Enjoy the Food, drinks and live music! Wonderful place to hang out.  2401 Laguna Blvd  South Padre Island, TX 78597 (956) 433-5499

Pier 19

Favorite place of many of our employees!  Awesome breakfasts!  Yummy dinners!

1 Padre Blvd (behind the KOA) South Padre Island, TX 78597  (956) 761-7437

Ted’s

This is your hole in the wall breakfast joint! Come hang out with the locals!5717 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 (956)761-5327

Padre Island Brewing Company

This is an Island institution!  Wonderful Brewery.  Great Salads, Burgers, Pizza, and well just about everything is good!  Great variety to please everyone in the family!  3400 Padre Blvd , South Padre Island, TX 78597  (956) 761-9585

Cap’n Roys

Family Friendly.  Awesome fish, Mexican,  and soups.  You will enjoy. 1313 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 956-761-9990

LongBoard Bar and Grill

The newest hot spot on the Bay front!  An amazing view of the bayside including our beautiful water and causeway as well as fireworks on Thursday and Friday in the summer.  Open for lunch and dinner every day  11:00am - 2:00am.   Live music every night.  Pet friendly.  205 W Palm St South Padre Island, Texas (956) 772-7022

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LOCAL RETAIL STORES

ArtSea

ArtSea Gallery and Goods offers a unique blend of art, hand-made goods, coastal decor and tropical gifts.  423 E. Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578 (956) 943-3200

South Padre Island Art Space

Fabulous local artists come together to offer workshops and classes.    1817 Padre Blvd Suite 1, South Padre Island, TX 78597  (956)-761-2112

Ship Shape

This is a fabulous locally owned island clothing and beach wear store! Tom's and Crocs too!  5212 Padre Blvd South Padre Island, Texas

Call (956) 761-2111

SOS Shipping

If you buy too many things while you are here, SOS Shipping will help you get it home.  They also can help you with computer problems and print documents.  2216 Padre Blvd, Ste B  South Padre Island, Texas 78597 (956) 772-9700

On The Beach Surfsports

This is a great local store with great Surf merchandise.  If you want a unique SPI T-shirt, I highly suggest stopping by.  They have shoes, clothing, and what you need to get surfing.  2105 Padre Blvd South Padre Island, Texas Call (956) 761-1194

Island Native Surf House

Great place to find what you need to  surf or skate and apparel too. 700 Padre Blvd, Ste A South Padre Island, Texas Call (956) 772-7100

Indigo

Art inspired gifts, apparel and unique handmade Artisan products from all over the world. INDIGO also supports free trade and purchases help Artisans support their families. Be sure to stop next door and visit Mira Art Gallery 412 E Queen Isabella, Ste B Port Isabel, Texas(956) 943-7070

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AREA LINKS & TRANSPORTATION

The Wave / Island Metro

South Padre Island, Texas
Click here to download a Schedule of our Free Shuttle Service that services the City of South Padre Island and Port Isabel

The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

South Padre Island, Texas The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

SPI Chamber of Commerce

South Padre Island, Texas
For Anything else you might need to know about the Island

South Padre Island Town

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The Official City Page

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 ACTIVITIES

South Padre Island Concierge

South Padre Island Concierge is the best place to get the most accurate info about anything South Padre Island.  Best Cerviche to where musicians are playing.  It is all there.  And if you can't find the info, just ask!  Our owner Melissa Smallman is the administrator for this group.  She knows and loves this island.

South Padre Island Music Guide

We have a lot of incredible musicians on this island.  Our music scene is blossoming with talent such as  Mark Allan Atwood, Taylor Nicole Carpenter,  Jenuine Cello, Jonathan Dotson, and the Bongodogs to name a few.  Here is a really good list of  our local bands and musicians and where they are playing. 

Southern Wave Sailing Charters

This is one of my favorite things.  Sunset Dinner Cruises with live acoustic music and 3 hr Snorkel trips with lunch.  You will love floating on the blue waters of the bay.  I never tire of going on this.  (956) 772-7245

Build a Sandcastle with Sandy Feet

Learn to build a sandcastle with a Master who travels the world building sandcastles.  She has also appeared on the Travel Channel’s show Sand Blasters and written books about building Sandcastles lucinda@sandyfeet.com (956)459-2928

Rod Hunter Photography

Capture wonderful memories of your trip to South Padre Island with Rod Hunter.  Great Pictures of your kids or family on the beach.  Give him a call to book your photo session (512) 788-6524

Osprey Cruises

Are you looking for an eco tour?  Dolphin Watch?  Fishing trip?  Port of Brownsville tour? The people at Osprey  Cruises will take good care of you.    I have  been on several trips with this company.  It has always been my favorite!  1 Padre Blvd South Padre Island, TX  (956) 761-6655

Black Dragon Pirate Cruise

If you have kids this is a MUST!  Melissa’s (ROP’s owner) sister says it is better than anything she has seen in Disneyworld and she has spent a lot of time in Disney!  Two hours of cruising around the Bay, being a pirate, seeing dolphins and having a blast!  Great time for all ages!   501 E Maxan St Port Isabel, TX 78578 (956)-943-MATE (6283)

Fishing With BK’s

 How about a day out on the Bay with a fabulous local fisherman Brian?  Give him a call to plan your trip.  956-434-1025

Parrot Eyes Water Sports

For anything you want to do on the Bay.  You can rent Jet Skis or Kayaks, go Parasailing or Snorkeling.  Plus much more.  Go see Tin and tell him we sent you!  5801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX (956)761-9457

Air Padre Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding and Kitesurfing:  Lessons, Camps and Gear. 5709A Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, Texas (956) 299-9463

South Padre Island Adventure Park

This is the Home of Horses on the beach!  This is a great way to see the beach.  They also have  ATV’s,  Beach Excursions, Hayrides, Zip Lines and a petting zoo!  8805 Padre Boulevard South Padre Island, Texas 78597 (956) 761-4677

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Recycling

Every Saturday between 8-11 at City Hall.   4501 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Texas 78597

South Padre Island Farmers Market

Each Sunday from 11-1 at the Shores.  Fabulous local produce, eggs, cheese,  and meat.  

8605 Padre Blvd at Shores, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Sea Turtle Inc

This is a great place to learn about Sea Turtles.  They rescue, rehabilitate and release injured sea turtles.  You might even be lucky enough to participate in one of these releases!  6617 Padre Blvd South Padre Island, TX 78597 (956) 761-4511

Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center

A great place to learn the importance of respecting wildlife and preserving nature. Children love the "touch tanks" that enable them to get hands-on experience with various live samples of marine life. 110 N Garcia, Port Isabel, TX 78578 (956)-299-1957

South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center

The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and gift shop is the Rio Grande Valley's premier destination for birdwatching. Our unique location on South Padre Island is the perfect place to observe the birds, butterflies and natural wildlife in coastal South Texas.  Visit us on South Padre Island, walk the bayfront boardwalks, take a birding tour and explore the nature center. 6801 Padre Blvd South Padre Island, Texas  (956) 761-6801

Friends of Animal Rescue & Rescue Me Resale

This is our local animal rescue and thrift store.  All the donations and purchases go to support the rescue.  Great items added daily.  Furbabies available for adoption too.  4908 Padre Blvd South Padre Island, Texas (956) 772-1171

Whiskers and Things - Laguna Madre Humane Society Resale Shop

This is a resale shop whose proceeds go to support the animals cared for by the Laguna Madre Humane Society in Port Isabel.  We love our animals down here.  2013 Padre Blvd South Padre Island, Texas Call (956) 761-1966

Native Plant Center

The Native Plant Center & Island Arboretum is an outdoor garden featuring native plant exhibits and bedding communities unique to South Padre Island. 6809 Padre Blvd. P.O. Box 4000 South Padre Island, Texas 703-434-1444

Coastal SEEMS South Padre Island

The Coastal Studies Laboratory located on South Padre Island was established in 1973, and is dedicated to providing educational opportunities, enhancing research, engaging in public service, and providing community outreach related to coastal and marine concerns in the Gulf of Mexico with special emphasis on the South Texas region. 100 Marine Lab Dr South Padre Island, Texas 956-761-2644

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