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South Padre Island is a town in Cameron County, Texas, United States. 

The town is located on Padre Island, a large barrier island along the Texas Gulf coast. South Padre Island, Texas' premier beach resort, is famous for the sub-tropical climate that makes it a perfect year-round holiday destination. Mild semi-arid weather means lots of sunny days, and while cool north winds may blow for a day or two in the winter months, the winds make for better deep-sea fishing. The town is really a holiday centre, and, in the winter, some of the  restaurants are closed. Sea-shell shops abound!

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Driving Directions

Take Interstate Hwy. 37 south from San Antonio to U.S. Hwy. 77, then east on Texas 100. Fly in to Harlingen's Valley International Airport or
Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport.

For high speed connections, here's a file that plays on Windows Media Player in 640 x 480 size.
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 To get to South Padre, you have to drive over the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge - quite a sight.

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January 2007