Monday, June 22, 2015

South Padre Island Texas Webcam on the Bay

This official Texas beach vacation web site is all about South Padre Island Texas and has LIVE links to High Definition streaming web cams from bay to beach and beyond showing most activities and popular locations with live current conditions and links to the best offers on lodging on the Tropical Tip of Texas. Live Stream

Friday, November 18, 2011

Welcome to South Padre Island located on the Tropical Tip of Texas! Enjoy free real live web cam views of our beautiful beaches with the South Padre Live Beach Cam™, the surf in the Gulf of Mexico with the South Padre Live Surf Cam™, the sunset over the Laguna Madre with the South Padre Live Bay Cam™, and enjoy the fact that all our real live South Padre Island cams are true streaming web cams! These are not fake refresh cams being falsely represented as live! Ours are the only cams on south padre that you can watch as birds fly by or turtles swim! Check live South Padre weather conditions as they are occurring. Book South Padre hotels, condos, and vacation rentals, check out South Padre real estate listings, golf, water sports and activities, surfing lessons, dolphin watch, diving, snorkeling, para sailing, horseback rides, restaurants, RV parks, or charter a fishing trip. Plan your family vacation, South Padre Island beach wedding, or Spring Break to South Padre Island on any of our many sites – We have the best streaming cams with the highest resolution web cams anywhere!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

South Padre Island Sand Castle Days live cams on the beach

Contact: Jerry W. Wilson
Phone: 956-371-3339
Toll free: 877-323-6660

October 18, 2010



To encourage and motivate participation and attendance to the 23rd annual South Padre Island Sandcastle Days, a local media corporation will begin streaming live coverage of 23 of the best sand sculptors in the world as they create amazing masterpieces on the beach in Isla Blanca Park on the South Padre Live Surf Cam in Isla Blanca Park. Amateur and professional sand sculptors from all over the world descend on South Padre Island every year to create beautiful works of art using natural elements of the beach. The not-for-profit event showcases the artwork and an appreciation for the coastal environment, and donates to organizations helping to preserve it. Well known for their coverage of local events and for providing viewers with actual control of the live cameras, South Padre Live will be broadcasting every exciting moment of this year’s showdown in the sand. Master Sand sculptors from as far away as Latvia and Holland will be participating in this year’s competition. Coverage begins as bulldozers start pushing up piles of sand on Monday, Oct. 18. By Tuesday, the sculptors will be hard at work on their massive demo sculpture. Wednesday they will move to their own piles and start packing, pounding and shaving sand into their original personal entry. As early as Thursday spectators will be able to start casting votes for their favorites. By Friday, the sculptures will be taking shape and the vendors will be set up. Sandcastle lessons will be in full swing over at lesson mountain and the Texas State Championship - a two-day contest for the first time in 2010 - will kick off. Saturday is the big day with the addition of the open categories (Youth/Elementary; Youth/Secondary, Adult Teams and Families), more sandcastle lessons, live entertainment and ultimately cash prizes in all categories. By Sunday the sculptures will be completed and available for viewing and voting upon and the vendors will still be up and selling.

Expect sculptures in both the masters and TSC categories to be more elaborate and carefully detailed than in years past. In each case, the sculptors are being given an extra day and so will be able to produce more fully-realized masterpieces. Also new in 2010, the master sculptors have been paired with specific sponsors. Look for clever and creative methods of incorporating the sponsor’s logo into the finished piece.

Several of the sculptors competing here this year placed in the money in this past as well as recent world championships so watch out for amazing sculptures from “heavy hitters” Wilfred Stijger, DanBelcher, Meredith Corson, Dan Doubleday and Karen Fralich. Fred Mallett - former SPI Alderman who has since moved to Port Aransas almost always places wherever he competes. Of course, locals have a bit of an edge in the Peoples Choice voting, so we can expect perennial crowd favorites “Amazin’ Walter” McDonald and his talented daughter Christy (aka “Ruby the Pirate Queen”) to do well in that contest.

South Padre Live features Live Cams covering activities in the South Padre Island area and also feature specials on condos, hotels, motels, and restaurants in the area. There are a great number of packages and deals available to those wanting to come see the week’s festivities. Large crowds are expected this weekend as the weather is forecast to be perfect and the level of skills and talents held by the sculptors is nothing less than amazing. You can see the coverage live now at . Live coverage includes the activities at Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Island and continues to the awards ceremony at Louie’s Backyard on Sunday evening.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

South Padre Island Hurricane Dolly Damage Photos

South Padre's Best Web Cams are back on-line

Our Real Live Bay Cam Survived Hurricane Dolly Go Here to operate the cam

Our Real Live Pirate Ship Cam also Survived Dolly's fury on the Port Isabel Side.Go Here to see the Pirate Cam

View both Bay and Pirate cams side by side HereGreat for watching fireworks from two angles at once

One Real Live Beach Cam that Did Survive Dolly We have three new HD Beach Cams that will be on-line soon

Our New Live Mobile Cam is located in our South Padre Live Mobile Internet Broadcast StudioFollow us most every day as we collect photos and videos of the progress of recovery on

South Padre IslandNew Daily photos added are now available Here (Over 500 total)If you don't see what you want-ask usTo request a specific location email it to

Thursday, July 3, 2008

South Padre Rated Top Destination

South Padre Rated Top Destination
Comes amid banner year for resort
By Jim Forsyth
Thursday, July 3, 2008
South Padre Island is moving up on the list of the top vacation resorts, 1200 WOAI news reports.

Last year, Conde Nast 'Traveler' named South Padre one of the top thirty beaches in the world. Now 'Men's Fitness' Magazine has name South Padre one of the country's 'ten hotspots worth visiting' this summer, and citied activities like body boarding and windsurfing, and that pleases South Padre Convention and Visitors Bureau manager Dan Quandt.

"People who are interested in Men's Fitness magazine, for example, are not couch potato types," he said.

"As a vacation destination, South Padre Island is affordable and the people there are amazingly hospitable," the magazine wrote. "South Padre offers warm, turquoise waters and waves that are perfect for body boarding. Laguna Madre Bay, between the Island and mainland, is home to some of the best windsurfing in the world."

The recognition couldn't come at a better time for South Padre, which is enjoying a boom largely due to the high price of gasoline. It is reinventing itself as Caribbean beach resort that doesn't require a passport, long lines at the airport, or airline baggage check fees.

Quandt says he's not surprised by the magazine's high praise for the people of South Padre Island. He points out that tourism is the sole industry on the Island.

"We have people who are genuinely interested in making sure that our visitors have a good time," he said.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

South Padre Photos and beach cams

Why do people with slow refresh web cams call them live cams?

For real live cams visit us at South Padre Live

Sunday, June 1, 2008

South Padre is the Tropical Tip of Texas
Welcome to South Padre Island, Texas. You have surfed to the Tropical Tip of Texas for a tour of the Lone Star State's only true tropical island

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South Padre Island is a coastal resort town on the Gulf of Mexico with miles of sandy seashore fun, shopping, dining and water activities. The island is also bordered by the Laguna Madre Bay and is ecologically significant with 34 miles of sand dunes, water birds, shrimp, and the best deep-sea fishing in Texas.Fireworks every Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.Our High Definition Pan-Tilt-Zoom Beach and Bay Cams are rated as the #1 on-line attraction for South Padre Island Texas>See them belowHere Check out our Mega Live Bay Cam Here

Anyone who has ever crossed the Queen Isabella Causeway can tell you, it is a sight to behold. Spanning two and a half miles across the Laguna Madre Bay, the causeway connects South Padre Island to the mainland of Texas. From the Queen Isabella, the longest bridge in Texas, visitors receive their introduction to paradise. A swell of emotion comes over visitors and residents alike when they catch their first glimpse of the 34 miles of barrier reef that is South Padre Island, the slice of beach with the skyline that has become synonymous with fun, adventure, and relaxation. When visitors arrive on South Padre, they are entering an environment devoted to relaxation first and foremost. To remind everyone of this, the Town of South Padre Island has put up a sign announcing that the island is a "No Tie Zone." Yes, that's right. Wearing a tie on South Padre Island is against the law. The powers-that-be on South Padre want you to leave your cares behind you, and ties are a visible reminder that there is work to do out there in the world. Well, not on South Padre. The only thing you get to work on here is your tan line.