This RV Park On The Gulf Coast Offers First-Class Amenities And Endless Beach Activities

When one thinks of tropical island getaways, it's safe to assume that Texas is probably not the first place to come to mind. But the Lone Star state isn't all cowboys, ranches, and barbecues. It is, in fact, home to some of the USA's best bucket list beaches (which we have ranked, by the way). South Padre Island, located along the tranquil Texan Gulf Coast, is a beach lover's paradise. One of the best ways to explore South Padre Island is by driving along the coast in an RV — the perfect road trip for beach lovers.

However, if you're looking to embrace the great outdoors with first-class amenities and endless beach activities, you'd be remiss to look over South Padre Island KOA Holiday campgrounds. Not only will you wake up every day along the glistening blue water of Texas (yes, even Texas has clear water), but you'll also have the opportunity to explore the hidden gems this southern state has to offer. Despite the island having plenty of fancy resorts, get up close and personal with nature by camping out in an RV Park.

First-class amenities at South Padre Island KOA Holiday

Aside from the prime location of South Padre Island KOA Holiday, you won't be bored for even a second while vacationing at this amenity-forward RV Resort. While you will have beach access, if you prefer your water to be a little less salty, head to the pool, which is conveniently open year round. If the pool or the ocean isn't doing it for you, you have another option with the on-premises hot tub. 

South Padre Island KOA Holiday is family friendly as ever, with a sandy playground and basketball available on the grounds. And if your family happens to include some furry friends, you're in luck here with Kamp K9, where your pup will have the opportunity to run without a leash in a fenced-in area. If you want to venture out, take advantage of the property's free shuttle. Using the free shuttle will allow you to explore other parts of the island and even go over the bridge to Port Isabel. But you won't need to go too far, as South Padre Island KOA Holiday really offers it all — there's a store on the grounds, WiFi is available, and even a dock to watch the sunset. 

Life's a beach

In order for you to book a stay at South Padre Island KOA Holiday, it's safe to assume you'll need a reason to visit South Padre Island to begin with. South Padre Island is, as mentioned, a prime location for some Texan beaches. But even more so, it's one of the best locations in the state to spot unique wildlife. Head out on a boat to try to sight dolphins, where, year round, your odds are high of seeing a bottlenose dolphin. Bird aficionados will be pleasantly surprised with the South Padre Island Birding, Nature Center, & Alligator Sanctuary. At this nonprofit, you can learn all about the unique birds of the island, as well as the local environment. It offers guided tours with admission prices ranging from $5 to $10.

To learn a cool new skill, take a sandcastle class with Andy Hancock Sandcastle Lessons. Sure, sandcastles are cool, but imagine learning how to sculpt anything from a horse to a mermaid. Depending on when you decide to visit, South Padre Island KOA Holiday hosts various events throughout the year, from Labor Day parties to Halloween Spooktacular weekends. With these incredible activities fulfilling different needs and interests, you'll never have a dull day on your trip to South Padre Island.