South Padre Island beaches open to beachgoers

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Island city beaches — an approximate 5-mile stretch — are open to beachgoers.

“The city of South Padre Island welcomes visitors and their families to enjoy the widest, cleanest beach in Texas today — and throughout the summer season — as our city beaches are open to beachgoers,” said South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Keith Arnold.

“Despite the recent news, our beaches are open. However, driving on city beaches is not permitted.”

Weather conditions yesterday were sunny and breezy with a high of 94 degrees and a low of 81 degrees with a 0 percent chance of precipitation in the forecast.

The entire length of South Padre Island city beaches does not allow driving, regardless of weather conditions.

Driving is allowed only on the North Padre Island National Seashore and county beaches.