The number #1 South Padre Island activity is spending the day on the beach, Andy Bowie Park Texas beach Located on the northern end of South Padre Island, this park provides beachfront picnic pavilions, concessions, children's playground. There are a lot of things to do just to name a few Sandcastle Lessons , Kiteboarding , or take a lesson, surfing, paddle boarding there a great place to rent a board, or kayak or jet ski, go parasailing , ride horseback on the beach and ride the zip lines. Book a trip to go for a dolphin watch trip , or go bay fishing. The weekend night in the summer you can walk down the beach to watch firework, or head to the entertainment district to watch firework on the bay. Stop by the bookstore for that book you want and just sit on the sand and read. Take a ride on the Black Dragon with the pirates, ride in the lazy river all day at Schlitterbahn Water Park. Need a little more speed in your vacation skydive over South Padre, take a ride on the speedboat. There are trips snorkeling on a sailboat. If it rains, you can go to the movies, or go visit with the Kemp Ridley Sea Turtle at Sea Turtle Inc. Shop for a tow ring, swimwear, visit local artist gallery.