If the thought of leaving your furry friend at home on your next vacation makes you sad, consider bringing them on vacation to South Padre Island. There are several pet-friendly activities to do in South Padre Island, and many of our vacation homes are also pet-friendly.
Padre Island National Seashore
The whole Padre Island National Seashore is pet-friendly. Pets are allowed at almost all parks and beaches as long as they remain on their leash. There are patrols that will walk the beaches to make sure you are obeying leash laws, but as long as your dog is on a leash, they can run around in the sand and water. Pets are also allowed in the beaches, restrooms, and some of them have showers to rinse your dog off.
Sea Turtle Inc. Rescue Center
You can also bring your dog to the Sea Turtle Inc. rescue center. The center teaches visitors and their dogs about sea turtle rehabilitation and the area’s sea turtles. The center is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. If the temperature drops below 55 degrees, the outdoor tanks are closed, and the sea turtle viewing is limited.
One of the best activities to do in South Padre Island with your dog is go for a boat ride. If your dog loves boat rides, consider taking a dolphin tour with the South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. For $25 you can go out on a boat with a tour guide and Rozzi the dolphin guide. Each tour lasts an hour and a half, and they will take you around to visit the area’s resident dolphins.
Palm Street Pier
If you are looking for a place to eat and want to bring along your dog, there are more than a dozen dog-friendly restaurants on the island. The Palm Street Pier is a bar and grill serving seafood and American food on a pier on the bayside of South Padre Island. The restaurant has great customer service, is very welcoming to dogs, and is the perfect place to watch the sunset.
Start Planning Your Activities to Do in South Padre Island Today
If you are planning a vacation to South Padre Island, consider staying at our vacation rentals. We offer some of the best rentals on the island and many of our homes are pet-friendly. Many of our rentals have outdoor patios and stunning views of the ocean and the bay. Our homes also have large seating areas with plush living room furniture and fully equipped kitchens if you want to prepare meals at home. Several of our homes also have access to a private pool and beach access. For more information on our vacation rentals, please contact us.