Do you and your family have a vacation planned to South Padre Island, and you want to explore the island a little differently? Getting around the island is easy peasy when you have a golf cart rental during your stay. Staying in one of our South Padre Island vacation rentals will allow you and the family to enjoy your vacation a little more. Let’s look below at where you and your family can head to get a golf cart to get your vacation started before you get here.
SPI Fun Rentals is where you and your family can rent from a 4-person golf cart up to an 8-person golf cart. If you are staying with the whole family in one of our larger vacation rentals, then getting a golf cart will help you get around together without having to drive your vehicle. Load up the golf cart and head to the beach with all your gear in tow as you enjoy your time together!
SPI Activities is another excellent company where you can
rent golf carts for the length of your stay. They offer golf carts for up to 6
people, and all of their carts are allowed on the streets. You will notice with
their golf carts are custom built and have several things that even the kids
will love. If you don’t want to rent a golf cart for the whole week, they do
offer hourly and daily rentals. Think of the fun you and your family will have
as you ride around South Padre Island together in a golf cart.
Paradise Fun Rentals is located at three different Mirage
Beachwear locations for you to head to. Depending on where you are staying with
us at Padre Getaways will depend on what area you will go to. No matter what size
your family is, Paradise Fun Rentals will have the perfect size golf cart. They
offer from 4-8-person golf carts and even provide a scoot coupe for just two
people. Be sure to visit one of their locations or visit their site online to
book your golf cart rentals today.
While there are many other places that you can rent a golf cart from on South Padre Island, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay with us at Padre Getaways, now is the time. We hope to see you and your family on your next vacation and exploring the island with your golf cart rental!
Did you know that May happens to be sea turtle nesting season on South Padre Island? Every year many sea turtles come to our beaches beginning in April to build their nest along the shore. And when you stay with us in one of our Beachside vacation rentals, you may get to see a sea turtle or two. Let’s look at what our guests need to know about the nesting season below here on South Padre Island.
When Does Nesting Season Start?
May is a great time to visit South Padre Island since the temperature is warmer and in hopes of seeing a sea turtle. Nesting season began on April 1, 2019 and is one of the most magical times in Texas. This is the start of the sea turtles nesting season and it’s something you don’t want to miss on your next vacation to South Padre Island. During the night is when you will have the chance to see the sea turtle mothers come to shore to lay their eggs in the nest they built. Along the coast of Texas is where you will find the most Kemp Ridley sea turtle’s nests and hatchlings. Sea turtle nesting season doesn’t end until the beginning of August every year so while on vacation to our island this summer, please know that it’s nesting season.
What to Expect During Nesting Season on South Padre Island
When you visit our beautiful island, you may not know what to expect during the nesting season. The first thing you may notice is the many volunteers who come and check the shoreline each morning looking for a new nest. Next the volunteers will move the nests to a protected area and covered with a protective netting until they hatch. We do this on the island to avoid the turtle nests from getting crushed. Each nest is monitored until the eggs are ready to hatch. We here on South Padre Island know that it can be exciting if you happen to see a sea turtle nest or even a sea turtle, but here are a few simple rules to follow:
Please refrain from using a flashlight on the beach at night and be sure to turn off the outdoor lights on your Beachside vacation rental. Each sea turtle use the moonlight to help guide them back to the ocean.
Don’t leave any holes along the beach that you may dug for fun during the day. If a sea turtle mother is coming to shore to lay her eggs, we don’t want her to fall in and injury herself.
Don’t leave any of your beach equipment at the beach during the night. Take it back to your vacation rental until your next day at the beach.
Be sure to keep the beaches clean from any trash or plastic on the days you spend on the shore.
There are many other ways that you and your family can watch the sea turtles on the shore, these are the most important ones to know. If you haven’t made your vacation reservations yet, check out our South Padre Island vacation rentals today. We hope to see you and your family on your next vacation to South Padre Island this summer!