Hello again! Gulf beach trips are ever popular in the south this time of year. Road trips to nearby beaches are a last ditch effort for some R&R beaches before school starts back. Among the most popular are Gulf Shores, Alabama, Destin, Florida, and South Padre Island, Texas. Though I'd love to make a trip to the two former, SPI is on my mind. It reminds me of a trip to Pensacola, Florida we took as a kid, with its pretty blue water and sugary sand.
It's been a few years since we've made our way there, but it's always on my mind. Though we didn't have the best weather for the whole trip, we made the most of the sunny days, and enjoyed serene ocean views from our balcony on the rainy days. Besides, in my opinion, a rainy day at the beach is better than any day not. There are so many options for beachfront condos and hotels on SPI, so you could take advantage of those views as well. Another favorite of mine on SPI are the amazing sand dunes on the far north of the island. If you take the main road as far as you can, it dead ends into the most beautiful dunes, most taller than I am! South Padre Island is full of so many neat things to see and do, most importantly, the beach does not disappoint!
If you are interested in more ideas for things to do on South Padre Island you can contact me here to book your own beach vacation!