Your Guide to South Padre Island & More...
Est. 2012
...and more!

Public Beach Access

Access to the beautiful beaches of South Padre Island is quick, easy, and FREE for everyone!  There are 24 city public beach accesses all along Gulf Blvd. that offer free parking and other amenities*.  Infopadre.com is the ONLY site to give you correct, up-to-date information on everything South Padre Island including beach access information.

Please note that there are two types of beach accesses; city and county.  City beach access is free, while the county beach access has a fee.  Isla Blanca Park, Andy Bowie Park, and County Access 4, 5, & 6 collect a fee for entrance.

* Some beach accesses offer restrooms, showers, and handicap accessibility.  Scroll down below to see which beach access best suits your needs.
People are often unaware that glass is prohibited on the beaches of South Padre Island despite the fact that it is clearly written on signs at every beach access. 

The reason for this ordinance is actually quite simple.  People tend to walk barefoot on the beach, and glass that is left on the beach can be broken and severely hurt beachgoers.


Please note that a fine of $500.00 can be imposed for any glass container offense.


So please, do us all a favor and keep the glass off the beach!
City Beach Access 1 - Harbor - 1500 Block

Beach Access 1 is located on Gulf Blvd. and Harbor St. between the Padre South Hotel and Sangria CondominiumsPadre Bar and the Chef House Mexican restaurant are also located at this beach access.  You will need to walk approximately 350 feet over soft sand before reaching the water.

PARKING:

13 regular spaces
00 disabled spaces 
10 Additional spaces located on Gulf Blvd. within 1 bock's distance.


OTHER NEARBY BUSINESSES:

CVS - sunscreen, snacks, drinks - 2 blocks

Café Café - coffee, wifi, food - 2 blocks



Yellow flag = calm waters
Every public city beach access point has a tower set up with flags to let beach goers know of any potential risks (rip currents & venomous marine life) out in the water. 

The South Padre Island Beach Patrol monitor conditions and change the flags as needed throughout the year. 

Please see the venomous marine life page for more information.
City Beach Access 2

Beach Access 2 is located on the corner of Gulf Blvd. and Marisol, between the Padre South Hotel and the Marisol Condominiums.

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Beach Access 3 - Gulf Circle - 1800 Block

Beach Access 3 is located on Gulf and Corral between the Regency and Las Costas condominiums.

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Beach Access 4
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Beach Access 5
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Beach Access 7
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Beach Access 10
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