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Stories and Tips South Padre Island

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Spring Break Beach Reach

Written by melissabowman on 24 Apr, 2006

For about 25 years college BSM's (Baptist Student Ministries) have traveled from all over Texas to come to Padre Island for the week and share the gospel with other people. These students come and stay in the hotels or area churches (we always stayed on…Read More


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Schlitterbahn at the beach!

Written by ilovecats on 22 Oct, 2004

I've been to Schlitterbahn at South Padre Island once. I enjoyed it! If you have ever been to the original park in New Braunfels, Texas, you will be very familiar with the fact that the original water park is comprised of many tube…Read More


Worth the trip

Written by KristinaM on 24 Sep, 2003

South Padre Island is at the far southern tip of Texas. It is a barrier island, and as such is simply a large stripe of sand separated from the mainland by an aquamarine blue bay. I probably would not have chosen to go there except…Read More


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A Day in Port Mansfield

Written by kstraveler on 03 Mar, 2005

We drove down to Port Mansfield to see if we might want to stay there next winter. It was a pretty day, and we enjoyed the drive. Port Mansfield is a sleepy little fishing village. There are many bayside homes on the…Read More


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Two Visits to the King Ranch

Written by kstraveler on 03 Mar, 2005

We drove over to Kingsville on two separate days in order to be able to see the parts of the ranch we wanted to see. We took the Historic Tour of King Ranch and visited the King Ranch Museum on one of those days…Read More


January Weather and Shopping in South Padre

Written by monik on 16 Feb, 2004

It wasn't the best as far as the weather was concerned, but it offered a sight that was breathtaking! My sister and I stayed at the Inverness resort where all units face the Gulf of Mexico and the sea did not disappoint. It presented us…Read More


Matamoros, Mexico--Get a 2 Nation Vacation at South Padre Island

Written by Mrs. J on 26 Oct, 2000

Matamoros, Mexico is just across the border from Brownsville, Texas--about 30 miles from South Padre Island. It would be sort of a shame to visit South Padre Island and not explore Matamoros. Although the residents of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico think of…Read More


South Padre Island

Written by Julie Hood on 17 Jul, 2000

If you are looking for a beach holiday, watersports and offshore fishing, South Padre Island is an excellent destination. Many offshore and bay fishing trips are available. Don't forget the dramamine as the offshore boats go out about forty miles and it can get a…Read More


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Beautiful South Padre Island

Written by kstraveler on 03 Mar, 2005

We loved every minute of the month we spent on South Padre Island. The weather was warm (we mostly wore shorts and short-sleeve shirts), the views were wonderful, and the people in the community were nice and friendly. We found a church to…Read More


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Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons & Limes

Written by kstraveler on 03 Mar, 2005

We asked where to find citrus trees and found that there were citrus orchards less than 30 miles from South Padre Island. At the first opportunity, we drove over and bought some oranges and grapefruit. The oranges were about the sweetest navel oranges…Read More


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