Isla Blanca Park is located at the southern end of South Padre Island on the Gulf of Mexico. With over than 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 onsite 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.
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.
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 the 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.
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.