Laguna Madre Nature Trail

Located across from Andy Bowie County Park next door to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, the Laguna Madre Nature Trail is a picturesque boardwalk that spans over 1,500 feet, traversing four acres of marshes that house wildlife of all types-including a particularly diverse range of bird species, from coastal birds to migratory birds.

Immerse Yourself in the Breathtaking Wilds of South Padre Island

From upwards of 300 species of birds to alligators, butterflies, and sea turtles, the Laguna Madre Nature Trail gives visitors the chance to see the wild denizens of South Padre Island in all their glory, within the peaceful, serene setting of an uncrowded boardwalk.

The trail begins along the South Padre Island Convention Center, where you and your guests can gaze upon the bright, vibrant mural artwork painted on the building’s face. As you walk along the trail, there are informational plaques that go into the facts and figures surrounding these incredibly diverse marshlands. Additionally, you can take in sweeping views of the bridge and the Laguna Madre from the bay side of the boardwalk. Here, tidal areas enable visitors to observe waterfowl, turtles, and fish up close.

Depending on how far along the trail you decide to go, you can link up with the boardwalk of the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, where trained birding experts can guide you on spotting birds in the dense tropical and marshland foliage.

While the Laguna Madre Nature Trail itself is free to walk along, the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center’s portion of the boardwalk costs between $3.00 and $6.00 for daily admission, with children under the age of 4 years admitted for free with a paying adult. However, with paid admission, visitors can also benefit from the guidance of expert birders.

You’ll find the Laguna Madre Nature Trail at 7355 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597. You can learn more about the trail by calling (956) 761-3000, or by speaking with a representative from Franke Rentals.

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