South Padre Island Spring BreakLocated on the southern tip of Texas along the Gulf Coast, South Padre Island has established a Spring Break reputation for great nightlife, water sports, and entertainment. The beaches of South Padre stretch for 7 miles and parasailing, wave runners, dolphin watches, banana boat rides and snorkeling are available. In addition to its beautiful beaches South Padre Island is known for its bars and nightclubs and every year thousands of students descend upon South ‘Party’ Island for Spring Break.

Daytime Partying

In South Padre, the nightlife begins during the day so don’t be surprised to see bars packed during happy hour. Some favorite Spring Break beach bars include:


When the sun goes down the action picks up as South Padre Island delivers clubs and all night dancing, too. Some consistent favorites include:

No matter what kind of music you love, from House to Hip Hop to Rock, you’ll find it at South Padre.

Booze Cruise

If that’s not enough climb aboard the South Padre Island Spring Break Booze Cruise, grab your friends and hop on this 60-foot double decker catamaran. After boozing it up for a couple of hours aboard the sunset cruise you will be just getting warmed up for the night ahead.

The biggest party in Texas during Spring Break is on South Padre Island. Its wide beaches, water sports, and nightlife combine to create a Spring Break mecca. Remember, for more fun, Cancun Spring Break is only minutes away.

How to get to South Padre Island Spring Break

There are two airports that you can fly into. The closer one is Brownsville/South Padre Island International airport and is just twenty miles away. From here taxis or shuttles are more affordable. The second choice is Valley International airport in Harlingen and is about 30 miles away. If you’re looking for cheap flights to South Padre Island you may have better luck with this one.

When it comes to South Padre Island flights, the prices can vary significantly. If you book in advance you can still find an affordable fare, but prices skyrocket as the time grows closer. Day of the week is another important factor in finding a cheap flight to South Padre. Saturday is the busiest day for flights. If you’re flexible, you might pay a lot less for a flight during the week. Plus, look for package deals on hotels as well as deals that get you into nightclubs and parties all for one price.