Isla Blanca Park Beach

Sandy beach
Channel View Rd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
277 miles from Houston, TX
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Beach amenities

  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • Public grillsGrills or fire pits
  • LifeguardsLifeguard on duty
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • Gear rentalsEquipment for rent
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • SunbedsBeach chairs available
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • RV-friendlyRV parking available
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About this beach

Isla Blanca Park is located at the southern end of South Padre Island on the Gulf of Mexico. With over one mile of its own delightful beach, it’s considered to be one of the best RV parks in Texas.

The numerous facilities and amenities of the park include many public restrooms and rinse showers, covered picnic areas with tables, pavilions with food outlets, chair and umbrella rental services, beach stores, gift shops, bait concessions, jetties, a boat ramp and a marina, tent sites, and a few hundred RV sites with either partial or complete hookups.

There are also such recreational on-site services as various water sports, fishing trips, a big water park, and a variety of restaurants. Overall, the place is going through constant improvements and its facilities are renovated over time.

Access And Parking

The parking lot is well-maintained and spacious. Nevertheless, it’s better to arrive earlier in summer because the beach receives plenty of visitors. The parking fee is $10 (or $25 for a yearly pass) and there is a 50% discount for veterans.

Basic Amenities

The restrooms and showers are clean, well-maintained, and sufficient throughout the beach area. There are food concessions right on the beach, so a sudden thirst or hunger are not going to become a problem. Any facilities you may need during a beach holiday are located within walking distance.

Campground

The prices for the campsites depend on the level of comfort and the season. Overall, the campground is reasonably priced (starting from $30 per day and $500 per month for a partial hookup space during the off-season). The tent spaces cost from $20 to $25 per day. The variety of amenities provided depends on the type of campsite you paid for.

Sunbathing And Swimming

The sand is clean and soft and the water is clear and beautiful – definitely worth having a swim! The sea is calm and there is a lifeguard station with professional lifeguards.

Activities

Apart from traditional swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking, Isla Blanca Park beach offers plenty of other activities. There is a jetty to fish from. If you’re not interested in fishing, you can just sit there and watch the boats and ships passing through the channel. You also have good chances to spot dolphins or sea turtles. Seabirds are plentiful here as well.

There is a variety of water sports offered on site, including parasailing, diving, snorkeling, jet ski, paddle boarding, etc. On land, you can play volleyball. Strolling on this long beach is enjoyable and goes along with picturesque views. Hiking and biking are good options to spend your time in a more dynamic way.

Driving Time

  • 45 minutes from Brownsville, TX
  • 55 minutes from Harlingen, TX
  • 2 hours 50 minutes from Corpus Christi, TX

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Isla Blanca Park Beach which you can visit:

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Snorkeling And Diving At Isla Blanca Park Jetties
An intriguing underwater video made by a diver
Drone Tour Isla Blanca Park June 7th 2019
A professional drone-made video of the park

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in South Padre Island, Texas Channel View Rd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: August 10, 2019