The best way to experience the phenomenal scenery on South Padre Island is by trekking the various hiking trails here. You can find short loops and lengthy adventures on beaches that will be rewarding journeys. That journey can begin when you book directly with La Isla Vacation Rentals. So strap on your hiking shoes and check out these trails and beaches on South Padre Island.

Laguna Madre Trail

This is a popular trail, and for good reason because it’s a beauty. The trail is a little longer than one mile, with a 1,500-foot boardwalk through the marsh. You should be able to walk this route in less than 30 minutes easily. This is also a fantastic spot on South Padre Island for bird watching. 

Padre Island National Seashore

Those who want to see the sea need to hike on Padre Island National Seashore. It stretches about nine miles in and out along white sandy beaches. It can take more than two hours to complete the entire hike, and it is considered an easy hike for most people. You should also know that there is a fee to enter the park. 

Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail

This trail is more inland from the ocean. However, the Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail will give you a unique experience compared to the other trails here. For one, this is a great trail for biking. It’s about ten miles long, and there are also various opportunities for shorter treks. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn a little because American and Mexican Soldiers used this route during the American/Mexican War. Because it’s recognized as a historic trail, most of it is paved too.

Explore South Padre Island On Foot

One of the best ways to see South Padre Island and its beaches is on foot and via these hiking trails. Enhance your South Padre Island vacation with a property through La Isla Vacation Rentals. The La Isla Vacation Rentals properties offer private beach access, swimming pools, jacuzzis, tennis courts, etc. Take a stroll on the beach or get active with parasailing in South Padre. For more information on our availability and offerings, please contact us at