Best Time to Visit Texas
Padre Island is the most popular coastal resort destination in Texas. The Island comprises a North Island and a South Island (with the South Island being the one that attracts most tourists), divided by an impassable canal.
Excellent beaches, warm waters, boating, bird watching, shopping and fishing make South Padre Island a popular vacation destination. South Padre Island can only be reached from the mainland (which requires around three hours drive from Corpus Christi).
Best time to visit & travel to Corpus Christi and Mustang Island
When not to go to Corpus Christi and Mustang Island
What to visit the Corpus Christi and Mustang Island
Hotels and flights to Corpus Christi and Mustang Island
Corpus Christi and Mustang Island
Panhandle, Lubbock and Amarillo
South Texas Beach Resorts
West Texas, El Paso
WHAT TO VISIT IN (SOUTH) PADRE ISLAND
South Padre Island is mainly a beach-resort destination. It offers a wide range of opportunities for fishing, sailing, golf, bird watching (especially during Spring and Fall migrations), dolphin watching and water sports.
The island offers also excellent opportunities for seafood.
BEST TIME TO VISIT PADRE ISLAND
Padre Island weather is subtropical in summer, with average temperatures of 90ºF (32ºC). Summer is without a doubt the most popular vacation season.
Winter temperatures may drop to the 50ºF (10ºC) but, most days, temperatures are well above that. This region is a popular winter refuge for many North-Americans and a very popular destination for college students in Spring Break.
Spring and Fall are good seasons for a visit. The weather and temperatures are mild, but seawater temperatures aren't exactly the ideal for swimming.
Fall is an excellent period for those betting in fishing and in low hotel rates.
Spring and Fall are also the best seasons for bird-watching.
WHEN NOT TO GO TO PADRE ISLAND
Summer and the two-week Spring Break (a college students holiday period) aren't a good time for those who wish low hotel rates and low crowded places.
Winter is a relatively popular time, but if you want to fully enjoy Padre Island's beach life, avoid winter as sea-water temperatures are not ideal for beach life.
For details on temperatures and data weather in Houston region (a hotter and much humid region than Padre Island), see Houston Table Weather.
HOTELS AND FLIGHTS TO PADRE ISLAND
There is a wide offer of hotels and condos in Padre Island with a wide range of prices.
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston Hobby Airport and Corpus Christi International Airport are the great air-hubs in the region.