Summer in Texas moves at a slower pace. As the temperatures rise with the humidity, some may be tempted to avoid the outdoors altogether, but those who know, know. Summer is the best time to play outside, especially here on South Padre Island and as we flock to the beach, the golf courses, and of course, our own pools located in the backyard of our homes, we may even be a bit smug at the realization that we live in paradise. For those who have considered that our Texas Island may be the perfect place for your new backyard, we at Franke Realty want to give you a little more encouragement to make the big move with this guide to getting active with some of the most fun outdoor summer activities on South Padre Island!

Summer Activities On South Padre Island

Of all the parks in the area, Isla Blanca Park is one of the biggest and brightest, bringing fun and joy to all who play there! Located at 33174 State Park Road 100, it offers beaches for a day of sun and surf, shaded picnic areas, concession stands, even a water park that will instantly transport adults back to the carefree days of their youth. El Cristo de Los Pescadores statue pays tribute to the fishermen who lost their lives for their work, offering a chance to enjoy a little culture while you play in the park. Hiking trails and boat ramps, a full-service marina, and various opportunities to participate in water sports that include snorkeling, jet skiing, and parasailing, finding a home near this exciting park will ensure that your summer days are never boring! 

Laguna Madre Nature Trail

The beauty of the natural side of South Padre Island isn’t just found in the beaches that edge the sea, it can be found everywhere you look, including along the Laguna Madre Nature Trail. Located at 7355 Padre Boulevard, your walk through the wetlands of South Padre Island will introduce you to over 300 different species of birds, a beautiful microcosm of local plant life, and will take hikers past 6 different lagoons. Open to the public 24/7 and costing absolutely nothing to visit, new home owners can save their pennies to put towards the important things in life, like a new hammock for their backyards! 

South Padre Island Adventure Park

If you spent your next couple of months of weekends exploring the adventures you can have at South Padre Island Adventure Park, you still would need to come back at least a few more times to experience them all! This fun-filled park located at 21040 State Park Road 100 could almost be the entire reason you choose to move to South Padre Island, providing exciting activities that include parasailing, horseback riding, ziplines, and all manner of family adventures that celebrate the beauty of island life. A petting barn will be the favorite of your littlest, go karts will help build bonds between tweens, teens, and parents, and miniature golf is fun for the entire family! Throw a bonfire party on the beach and invite all your college friends for a night to remember or take a horseback ride at sunrise and ask that forever question; the potential for fun at South Padre Island Adventure Park is limitless! 

A Day at the Beach

Of course, the most fun of all can be had simply with a day at the beach! Grab your gear, slather on the sunscreen, and head to the white sand beaches for a few hours of relaxation and serenity. Isla Blanca Park is known for offering the prettiest beaches in the area, but all our South Padre Island beaches will wow. The salt air, ocean breezes, and the feel of sand between your toes combine to create a sense of well being you just can’t find on dry land! 

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Your Private Oasis

Some of your most favorite adventures will be the ones you experience in the backyard of your new South Padre Island home! Franke Realty knows that the secret to the best home life starts with the best homes and we can make your homeowner dreams come true! Pick a condo overlooking the beach and have sandy beaches and Gulf of Mexico as your backyard and enjoy all the amenities that come with your condo as a bonus; no yard upkeep needed! Or choose a beachfront cottage, again with the Gulf of Mexico in your backyard and discover that yard work doesn’t matter as much when salt air and gulf breezes are in the picture! Looking for a little extra luxury in your life? Large homes sitting on multiple acres may provide swimming pools, hot tubs, and a secluded beauty that will make you appreciate your life even more! Contact us today and let us help you find the home of your dreams!