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South Padre Island Beach Driving

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Address: South Padre Island, TX

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Driving on the beach in SPI

Head north of the island where you can drive on the beach. It costs $10 per car. Just watch the tides, when they are high it is not safe for kids running from the car to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
WinterTexanfromMN
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Head north of the island where you can drive on the beach. It costs $10 per car. Just watch the tides, when they are high it is not safe for kids running from the car to the beach/water. It is a good place to find more shells. They are currently building a new pavilion with toilets. That will be a... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Up near the north end of the island you can access the beach with your vehicle ( no charge ) . With your vehicle so handy you can access your stuff if you want fish in the surf, bbq or just enjoy sitting in the sun. Highly recommend 4 wheel drive vehicle to get into the area otherwise you may... More 

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

While at South Padre Island, drive to the north end. See what the isle looked like before all the development at the south end. It's lovely! Amazing sand art formed by the wind and there are usually athletic parachute surfers to entertain. Limited parking and no r.r. Did I mention UNDEVELOPED?

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Hastings
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

driving on the beach was fantastic! a lot of fun and the beach was kept in good shape. would recommend this to add to your agenda.

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Thank Shirley M
Flushing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving the beach is pretty awesome. When you get to the north of the main part of the beach, there is a lot of garbage that washes up on the beach. We always take a garbage bag and pick crap up when we're out there. About 10 miles north is a nude beach cone. Haha then down about another 10... More 

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You drive to a entrance gate, pay your fee and then drive a beautiful beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Just watch the tides as if you get caught out there during high tide you might have to stay. Shells and dunes and beautiful sand beach is every where, enjoy!

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Thank Paul L
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great cruise on the beach. It's great anytime of year, especially when it's not too hot out. Usually not to crowded the farther you go!

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Fargo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loaded up the truck and spent an afternoon on the beach. Driving on the beach was a new experience for me. I watched a couple other vehicles drive thru the deep sand before I did it. Once on the beach any vehicle can make it as the sand is very hard. Had fun fishing and swimming. Relaxing fun day.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my wife went here to look for shells and do a little walking. The day was going wonderful tell a Texas Redneck in his jacked 4x4 came flying by lost control and damn near hit hit both me and my wife. No respect on the beach for human life speeds are well over the limit people tossing trash... More 

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Steen, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Was nice to enjoy the beach and drive with a vehicle. Want to be sure to stay on the path when driving on the beach.

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