How the Island ranked

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Family Vacation Critic said the Island is ideal for families of all ages.

The website’s editors rated for pristine beaches and relatively calm waters and looked for amenities such as restrooms, showers, parking, nearby accommodations, restaurants and other fun diversions, from historic sites to fireworks.

The Island beckons families to dip their toes in the water, fly kites and build castles in the sand, and is just steps away from world-class beach activities for people of all ages and skill levels, the website says.

The Island boasts a variety of family-friendly activities year-round.

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