When you plan your stay in one of our elite properties within The Shores, you’ll have easy access to Laguna Madre, the Gulf of Mexico, and a variety of amazing attractions and activities in between, from horseback riding and boating to biking and swimming. Take a moment to look over our impressive selection of South Padre Island vacation rentals in The Shores Community below and you may just find yourself falling in love with your new home away from home!
A Unique Place for Your South Padre Island Vacation
The Shores is an exclusive South Padre Island community where guests can enjoy the best of the bay, the gulf, and the inner island areas all at once. Nestled amongst the exquisite panorama of South Padre Island’s gorgeous natural landscape, you and your guests can enjoy a variety of recreation and sightseeing, as well as shopping, dining, and popular attractions all within easy reach.
Here, our homes include expansive floor plans that ensure every guest has enough space and privacy to fully enjoy their stay. Villa-like homes with incredible coastal architecture and sweeping views dominate our list of offering in The Shores.
Soak up your surroundings from the wide windows these properties, many of which have waterfront views. Relax in tranquil, airy spaces complemented by elevated tropical décor. Kick back on high-quality furnishings and enjoy the company of your guests as you share conversations or watch a movie on the cutting-edge flat screen television.
Impress your guests with your culinary prowess using the full-sized gourmet kitchen, outfitted with custom details like generous granite countertops and top-notch stainless steel appliances. Alternatively, you can simply reheat your leftovers from one of the scrumptious local South Padre Island restaurants close by.
At the end of a long day of sun-soaked fun and hitting South Padre Island’s lively nightlife scene, your private bedroom serves as a haven for restful sleep. Slide beneath the silky linens of your plush bed and drift off to the sound of gentle sea breezes.
Planning Your Stay on South Padre Island
Whether you are staying in one of our South Padre Island beach rentals with your significant other, your family, or a group of friends, South Padre Island has a bit of fun for everyone.
There are several stores on the island where you can rent watersports gear. Parrot Eyes SPI is just a short drive from The Shores Community and is a restaurant and bar where you can also rent motorized and non-motorized boats. Rent a kayak or paddleboard from their docks and explore the waters of the Laguna Madre. The calm, shallow waters are perfect for non-motorized boats, and if you are lucky, you may even get to see some of the resident dolphin pods.
If you want to explore the waters off the shore of South Padre Island on a motorized boat, there are several companies on the island that offer chartered boat rides. Plan a romantic sunset cruise with your significant other or an eco-tour where you’ll get an up-close and personal look at some of the sea creatures living in the Laguna Madre. There are also charted dolphin watch cruises and fishing charters that will take you out to some of the best fishing spots in the Gulf of Mexico.
If you’re looking for a more thrilling experience, try kiteboarding. The waters off South Padre Island are shallow and warm and there is always a good amount wind, making for ideal kiteboarding conditions. If you are new to kiteboarding, Air Padre Kiteboarding offers lessons where they will teach you everything you need to successfully get out on the water.
The conditions that are great for kiteboarding are also ideal for parasailing, which is another popular activity on South Padre Island. Strap yourself into a single or tandem parasail and view South Padre Island and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico from 600 feet above the island.
Eating Around South Padre Island
South Padre Island is known for its fresh seafood, cold cocktails, and oceanfront dining. There are several restaurants around the island where you can enjoy your dinner while looking out over the Gulf of Mexico or watching the sunset over the Laguna Madre.
For seafood, cocktails, and sunsets stop by Laguna BOB (Bar on the Bay) for dinner. The restaurant is located on the docks on the west side of South Padre Island overlooking the Laguna Madre. Their menu features freshly caught gulf shrimp, Maui burgers, wings, and more. Grab some seats along the bar overlooking the bay and prepare for one of the most beautiful sunsets.
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Explore what South Padre Island has in-store for you during your time here! Contact our team of reservation specialists for more specifics on the variety of fun things you can see and do around the island when you reserve your accommodations in one of our luxurious South Padre Island beach rentals in the Shores Community today!