South Padre Island KOA Attractions

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Local Area Attractions Near South Padre Island KOA

We are located right on South Padre Island, so we are your perfect basecamp to visit many fantastic attractions (such as Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark which is right across the street from our park). Check out all the SPI fun!

Sea Turtle, Inc.
Sea Turtle, Inc.

This conservatory is dedicated to education about, research on, preservation and rehabilitation of sea turtles and their environment. Check out their website at http://www.seaturtleinc.org/

6617 Padre Blvd

South Padre Island, TX 78597

956-761-4511

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Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Resort
Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Resort

Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark (open in summer) 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. If visiting in spring , fall, or winter, check out the Schlitterbahn Resort with a year round indoor waterpark with two large slides, tidal wave rivers, a kids area, and a giant heated pool with swim-up refreshments. Check out the Schlitterbahn website at http://www.schlitterbahn.com/spi/

33261 State Park Road 100

South Padre Island, TX 78597

956-772-7873

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KOA sightseeing pier, featuring Pier 19 Restaurant & Bar
KOA sightseeing pier, featuring Pier 19 Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy a wonderful dining experience over the water at Pier 19 Restaurant and Bar. Eat indoors or outdoors. Stroll on the pier and take in beautiful sunrises and sunsets, watch the birds and dolphins or just get lost in the beautiful views of the sea.

South Padre Island KOA

1 Padre Blvd

South Padre Island, TX 78597

956-943-3663

Osprey Fishing Trips and Sea Life Safaris (depart from our KOA docks)
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.

South Padre KOA

1 Padre Blvd

South Padre Island, TX 78597

956-761-6655

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Black Dragon Pirate Ship
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/.

Pirate's Landing

501 E Maxan St

Port Isabel, TX 78578

956-943-6283

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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

Beachfront nature area providing a birding boardwalk, interactive exhibit room & observation tower.

6801 Padre Blvd

South Padre Island, TX 78597956

958-761-6801

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Sand Castle Lessons
Sand Castle Lessons

Welcome to Sandcastle Lessons on South Padre Island! We have the best sand and weather for building the Sandcastle of your dreams and this is why WE ARE “Sandcastle Capital of The World!” We are the Only Professional Sandcastle Lesson Company on the Island and ALWAYS provide Professional Artists for our lessons. We supply everything while you supply the smiles – and bring drinking water, hats, and sunscreen!

310 South Padre Blvd

South Padre Island, TX 78597

956-433-9948

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Port Isabel Lighthouse
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/

421 E Queen Isabella Blvd

Port Isabel, TX 78578

956-943-2262

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South Padre Island Adventure Park and Island Equestrian Center
South Padre Island Adventure Park and Island Equestrian Center

Horses on the Beach now features an Adventure Park at the end of Park Road 100 (north end). 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. Also, they feature a petting barn for children to enjoy safe interaction with a variety of animals and a Zip Line!
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/

End of Park Road 100

South Padre Island, TX 78597

956-761-4677

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South Padre Island Kiteboarding
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/

5208 Padre Blvd

South Padre Island, TX 78597

956-772-1098

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South Padre Farmers Market, every Sunday
South Padre Farmers Market, every Sunday

Shop for the freshest produce, meats, cheese, juices, and much more!Open every Sunday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
8605 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island

8605 Padre Blvd

South Padre Island, TX 78578

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Southern Wave Sailing Charters
Southern Wave Sailing Charters

The Southern Wave=17px is a large, stable and comfortable sailing Catamaran that is perfect for a leisurely day's sail, an exciting afternoon of dolphin watching, or experience an evening watching the breath-taking South Padre Island sunset over the water on their famous dinner cruises. It's the perfect way to spend your day and to start your evening
Address: 2401 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone: (956) 772-7245

LongBoard Bar & Grill

205 Palm Street

South Padre Island, TX 78597

956-772-7245

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Paragraphs On Padre Blvd.
Paragraphs On Padre Blvd.

For lovers of books and of locally owned businesses, this oasis on South Padre Island features many "Meet the Author" events, book signings, and more. 
Address: 5505 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island
Phone: (956) 433-5057

5505 Padre Blvd

South Padre Island, TX 78597

956-433-5057

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Thriller Boat by Osprey Cruises
Thriller Boat by Osprey Cruises

The Thriller is an ocean racing boat, powered by two 500 horse-powered diesel engines, this 55' bad boy will carry you at speeds up to 55 MPH over the waters of the Laguna Madre.

501 E Maxan St

Port Isabel, TX 78578

956-761-6655

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Wyland's Whaling Wall mural
Wyland's Whaling Wall mural

Located at the South Padre Island Convention Center, Robert Wyland's "Orcas off the Gulf of Mexico" mural is a beautiful piece of art.  Mr. Wyland is one of the best marine artists in the world and his detailed art work covers several walls of the building.  Easy access and good for photos.  A nice nature trail on a boardwalk also available to enjoy.

South Padre Island Convention Center

7355 Padre Blvd

South Padre Island, TX 78597

Gravity Park
Gravity Park

Amusement park with a large reverse-bungee (The Rocket), a skycoaster (The Swing), a multi-level go-kart track, mini-golf, trampoline, arcade, and a climbing wall.  Established in 1993, Gravity Park has been a part of the local community for over 25 years. Fun and adventure for family and friends.

106 West Marlin

South Padre Island, TX 78597

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Golf at the South Padre Island Golf Club in Laguna Vista
Golf at the South Padre Island Golf Club in Laguna Vista

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. The golf course is located in Laguna Vista (about a 20 minute drive from the KOA). Check out their website at http://www.spigolf.com/

1 Golf House Rd

Laguna Vista, TX 78578

866-943-3622

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Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

The south Texas landscape is a unique blending of temperate, subtropical, coastal, and desert habitats. Mexican plants and wildlife are at the northernmost edge of their range, while migrating waterfowl and sandhill cranes fly down for the mild winters. This combination makes Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge world famous for its birds, and home to a mix of wildlife found nowhere else.

Buena Vista Blvd

Farm Road 510 W

Los Fresnos, TX 78566

956-748-3607

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KOA Boat Ramp
KOA Boat Ramp

Come and get your boats in the water with our boat ramp next to Pier 19! FREE to KOA Campers and $5.00 fee for non-KOA campers.

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