The City Of South Padre Island released an important press release today about the water levels around our beaches. We are happy to say that the waters along the SPI coast are tested and are completely normal. For more details read the information below from the city’s official press release.
South Padre Island, TX – In the wake of recent reports regarding high levels of bacteria in waters along several Texas beaches, questions began to arise about the safety of Texas Gulf Coast beaches. “The bacteria Vibrio vulnificus has recently caused health scares in two Texas coastal towns, Galveston and Port Aransas. The City of South Padre Island regularly checks the Texas Beach Watch website for bacteria levels in both the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre,” said City of South Padre Island Shoreline Management Director Patrick Barrineau. “Since the beginning of this summer season, there haven’t been any high or unusual readings. There is no reason to believe the events further up the coast would repeat themselves here, so we look forward to seeing you this summer!” The City of South Padre Island encourages its visitors to check surf conditions by using the flag system, which indicates daily conditions on the beach. Swimmers and beachgoers can also keep up to date with water quality by visiting the Texas General Land Office’s beach watch website at: https://cgis.glo.texas.gov/Beachwatch/.