Shoreline Management

South Padre Island is committed to preserving and restoring the local beaches to maintain our quality of life and sustain the local tourism-based economy. Through the years it has received many accolades as being one of the most desirable coastal communities in the nation.

  • The City has recently received the honor of being designated the "the most accessible beach in Texas" by Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.
  • The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) named South Padre Island one of America's Best Restored Beaches of 2009 for the second time since 2005 and was awarded again in 2019.

The City works extremely hard to protect and maintain our beach to ensure that our citizens and visitors can continue to have memorable and enjoyable experiences.

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News & Notices

  • Oral Rabies Vaccination Program Begins
    Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, baits containing the vaccination for rabies will be distributed around the City in non-populated areas that may attract coyotes. The baits are made of a fishmeal casing with a pouch in the center that contains the...
  • Beach order extended through Feb. 18, 2021
    The Emergency Management Beach Order regarding Beach Operations has been extended through Feb. 18, 2021. City Council will revisit this item at the second meeting in Februrary.
  • Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study comment period opened
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) are accepting public comments for the Coastal Texas Study until December 14, 2020. Public feedback for this study is critical throughout the process to understand the n...