Local Area Attractions
KOA sightseeing pier, featuring the Pier 19 Restaurant & Bar
Don't just dine on the water; dine OVER the water at Pier 19 Restaurant and Bar. Eat indoors or outdoors. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Full service Bar. Stroll on the pier and enjoy beautiful sunsets and watch the dolphins. Discounts are available for our KOA guests. http://pier19.us/
Osprey Fishing Trips and Sea Life Safaris (depart from our KOA docks)
Are you an expert angler? Are you a novice or looking for a new family experience? Osprey Fishing Trips provides fishing services for all skill levels, for individuals, families, groups, and couples. When you join the Osprey team for a fishing trip in South Padre Island, TX, you get a complete package that includes instruction from the crew and your rod and reel, bait, and tackle. It’s a first class experience, and all you’ll need is a hat, some sunscreen and a small measure of fisherman’s luck. Join Osprey Fishing Trips aboard the finest fishing vessels on the Texas Coast. The "Osprey" & "Osprey 2" fish year round in the Gulf of Mexico for your pleasure. They offer a variety of trips, whether drift fishing for kingfish, shark, and dorado, or bottom fishing for red snapper, grouper, and amberjack, they strive to make your experience an enjoyable one.
Also available, Sea Life Safaris where you can see dolphins and all sorts of sealife. Great fun and an educational experience for the whole family. Check out their website at http://ospreycruises.com/osprey-fishing-trips/
Black Dragon Pirate Ship
Shiver me timbers! There's a Pirate Ship in the bay! The Black Dragon and their band of thieves, brigands, piratefolk, and back-stabbing blackguards will entertain both young and young-at-heart during their Laguna Madre Bay cruises. This feisty ship has even been known to attack our Pier 19 Restaurant with their mighty cannons! This is an attraction you do not want to miss when you visit South Padre Island. Call 956-943-MATE or visit http://ospreycruises.com/the-black-dragon-pirate-ship/.
Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark provides a full day of family fun in a tropical resort setting. Cruise the endless Rio Aventura and let it carry you from ride to ride without having to get out of the water! Blast uphill and down on four water coasters! Explore a giant sandcastle! Stroll down the boardwalk and onto the white sandy beaches. Surf the largest man-made wave in the USA. Check out their website at http://www.schlitterbahn.com/spi/
Port Isabel Lighthouse
Tour the beacon that first signaled the way for mariners in 1853. Fully restored in 2000, a replica of the keeper's house and an interactive display were built as well. Check out their website at http://portisabellighthouse.com/lighthouse/
Lucinda "sandy feet" Wierenga, sand castle lessons and much more!
Lucinda "sandy feet" Wierenga has taught tens of thousands of people how to build a better sand castle through private lessons and via her best-selling book - Sand Castles Made Simple. She creates custom beach billboards for all occasions, sandy furniture and semi-permanent garden sculptures at her sandcastle-themed guest house - The SandBox Inn - located on beautiful South Padre Island, TX.
See all that Lucinda has to offer at www.sandyfeet.com
South Padre Island Adventure Park and Island Equestrian Center
Horses on the Beach recently opened a new Adventure Park at the end of Park Road 100 with you in mind. The forty acres of land spans from the Gulf of Mexico to the Laguna Madre Bay and provides an unparalleled location for adventure on South Padre Island. Enjoy horseback rides along the beach appropriate for all riding levels, six acres of private ATV sand dune track for your thrills, twenty miles of beach to explore via the Mega-Truck or custom Hayride Wagon. Coming soon, a petting barn for children to enjoy safe interaction with a variety of animals.
Dolores also owns The Massage & Healing Arts Center and her licensed and professional Massage Therapists are ready for your pampered needs after a fun day at the beach. Check out the website for South Padre Island Adventure Park at http://www.horsesonthebeach.com/
South Padre Island Kiteboarding
Looking for the best place in the USA to learn to kiteboard? South Padre Island is it! This company offers open spaces, shallow water, steady winds, surfside downwinders and lots of friendly people. Check out their website at http://www.southpadreislandkiteboarding.com/
Lone Star Sculpture, featuring sandmaster Andy Hancock
Lone Star Sculpture offers sand sculpture classes and sandcastle building lessons on South Padre Island. South Padre Island, the sandcastle capital of the world - provides you and your family with an opportunity to play at the only permanent professional sand sculpture arena in Texas. Their expertise is not limited to sand. Lone Star also specializes in producing "Larger than Life" artwork in wood. Using dead or dying trees, they breathe new life into the natural forms within the wood to produce unique artwork for their clients. Call for information at 956-433-9948. Check out their website at http://www.lonestarsculpture.com/
Golf at the South Padre Island Golf Club
Around every bend, after every hole at South Padre Island Golf Club you will find yet another reason their golf course is considered the finest in the Rio Grande Valley. Enveloped by nature and removed from the traffic and busy pace of this modern age, the course South Padre Island Golf Club is truly an oasis. Check out their website at http://www.spigolf.com/