Summer vacations are what many of us look forward to each year. Kids get to enjoy their break from school while adults have the excuse to take time off of work. Just hold on a little longer and we will all be enjoying the good life! South Padre Island is the perfect spot for your summer break; the sun is always shining, and the fun summer activities are in full swing. Early summer is a great time to visit before the larger crowds make their way to the island. Take a look at some exciting activities you can enjoy in South Padre Island:
Hit the Beach on South Padre Island
South Padre Island is a beautiful vacation destination that must be seen to be believed. One of the best spots to relax during your early summer vacation is at the beach naturally. South Padre Island features an abundance of public beaches that are open to everyone. Come see pristine beaches that are kept clean and are next to crystal blue water. The early summer season is a great time for the beach too while the temperatures do not reach their summer highs and with less people traveling to the island.
While you are at the beach take advantage of the early summer space around you. One popular activity for families during their stay is to build gigantic sandcastles. Check out Sandcastle Lessons, where a professional sandcastle builder will show you how to create your own masterpieces on the beach. Tools and equipment are provided during your lesson. Create a sprawling city in the sand or build up tall sandcastle structures that dwarf everything else around. This is a fun and unique activity you cannot find everywhere!
Get Educated at Sea Turtle, Inc.
With South Padre Island being a barrier island to the rest of Texas, you can expect that we receive tons of aquatic visitors throughout the year. Local organizations such as Sea Turtle, Inc. assist aquatic animals such as sea turtles who are injured. Their rehabilitation will help them return to the Gulf and be completely independent once again. Visit their educational facility during your stay where your family can learn all about these wonderful critters. You can see each sea turtle in their habitat swimming around and getting the help they need. Ticket fees for this nonprofit organization go directly to help the sea turtles!
Visit Beach Park at Isla Blanca
There is nothing more exciting to children than hitting up the local water park. Make sure to stop by Beach Park located at Isla Blanca during your stay on South Padre Island. This local water park will have limited capacity during the summer season but has every attraction open to visitors. You and your family can enjoy the Surf Rider, a wave pool that simulates surfing conditions, floating pool pars, thrilling water slides, a lazy river, and much more. The weather in South Padre Island always encourages the opportunities to jump in the water and cool off. Beach Park at Isla Blanca is scheduled to open this summer season on 5/21 at 11:00 AM. You can reserve your tickets in advance by calling 956-772-7873.
Stop by Gravity Park
Another incredible family friendly attraction right here in South Padre Island is the popular Gravity Park. This local amusement park has everything you need to help bring in the summer season. Gravity Park offers all of your favorite amusement park activities such as mini golf, go karts, and reverse bungee jumping; in fact, Gravity Park has the world’s tallest reverse bungee! Take the roller coaster for a high-speed thrill ride with views of the entire island. The Ferris wheel is another great way to get some heights. The arcade is perfect for the especially hot days of summer so you can beat the sun. Gravity Park is open daily this summer from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Book a Sailing Charter
Once you have seen all there is to South Padre Island from land, explore it from the water. You can book an exciting sailing charter with Southern Wave. Learn how to navigate a sail boat with an instructional captain on board who will take you to where all the best views are. A variety of charter options are available letting you pick out which parts of the island you want to see. Call 956-772-7245 to book your adventure with Southern Wave Sailing Charters.
Early Summer Is the Perfect Time to Visit
As you can see, the early summer season has plenty of exciting activities right here in S/outh Padre Island. Book your next stay with us today to have access to resort-like amenities without the crowds. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable throughout your stay!