Padre Getaways Why Stay On South Padre Island VS Padre Island

South Padre Island and Padre Island in Texas are both full of wonderful vacation rental fun in the sun, but which one should you visit on your next trip?

There is no denying the beauty of the entire stretch of islands along the Texas Gulf Coast. With so many options of things to do and places to see it might be a tough choice figuring out which amazing location to choose. 

Some people want vibrant nightlife and large crowds to feel the energy of a celebration, some just want to bury their feet in the sand and relax with a good book on the beach. Hopefully the following few paragraphs can help you with that decision!

The local weather is absolutely amazing in summer; a constant cool coastal breeze keeps you feeling relaxed all day long while the winter’s are famous for their short sleeve shirts and shorts temperatures. So where you choose to stay will be a toss up if all you care about is sunshine!

Exploring The Island!

Lets start up North with the Padre Island National Seashore and its long beach of preserved nature (which is home to 60 miles of protected beaches and wildlife) and work our way South to the South Padre Island beaches and their awesome array of fun watersports and family adventure activities available to ensure any vacation is a memorable one!

Padre Island is close to Corpus Christi Texas which has an aquarium, a few museums, fishing (catch various species of fish, with multiple fishing spots from piers, jetties, and right from shore to the deep blue on a fishing boat), lots of restaurants, and shopping. You can drive your car on the beach and pick your sweet spot here in the Northern part of the island.

All About SPI!

South Padre Island beaches are pristine and warm with soft sugar like sand that is great for building sand castles or just laying down on with a refreshing beverage and soaking up the warm rays of the sun. SPI is also known for its clean gulf waters, which are great for fishing, swimming, snorkeling, and surfing. The southern section is truly an island that you can fully immerse yourself in for a long time!

South Padre Island also features a fun bayside where you can find bayside rentals to fit whatever sized accommodations you and your group might need. It is also the side of the island that has most of the fishing charter companies and the dolphin tour cruise which is tons of fun for the whole family! There is plenty of beach access on the bayside as well.

Oceanside Vacation Rentals!

If you are looking on the oceanside to get a beach house in South Padre Island or condos in SPI there are plenty of options for those too! South Padre vacation rentals can be as unique as you are and run the gamut of smaller studio condos for the person who just needs a place to lay their head and shower off to full blown multi-family all inclusive resorts that give you everything you need right at your fingertips!  

Padre Getaways is pleased to bring you some of the finest rentals on the island. For our guests, we expertly pick the grandest condo and home leases available. SPI rentals are plentiful all year round, condos in South Padre are available to make your stay as easy and comfortable as possible. The most important factor that will help your decision when making your South Padre Island vacation rentals will be location. 

Are you a beachfront resort kind of person, well you are in luck because there are tons to choose from! Does a quiet condo a bit more inland suit you better because you are more focused on the other activities available, no problem SPI has you covered there too. It's easy to get some quality beach time wherever you stay, because the island only extends a little more than a half mile at its widest. Beach fun on this island is always just steps away!

Decision Time … Where’s It Going To Be?

Both locations have so much to offer. While it is safe to say that Padre Island will be a little busier and have more of a city structure feel it is still a wonderful option. Most people booking vacations here are happy just getting away for a little while.

If you want a peaceful island experience that is chock-full of action and adventure when you feel like heeding the call (think fun things like: kiteboarding, kayaking, skimboarding, and or snorkeling) but ultimately value relaxation above all else then calling Padre Getaways for exclusive condo rentals South Padre Island is all you should be thinking about!

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