Museums and Art

South Padre Island has much more to offer than just surf and sand. While vacationing there, visitors can choose from a wide variety of activities and attractions - located on the Island or a short drive away - to fill their time between trips to the beach.

Art Space

• A local art gallery here on South Padre Island where you can purchase items created by local artists or even take a class and do some art while you are here. Call ahead as they have sporadic hours
Phone: 956-761-2112

Port Isabel Historical Museum & Treasures of the Gulf Museum

• Housed in the oldest structure in Port Isabel, the museum has one of the largest collections of Mexican artifacts from the US Mexican war. • Learn about the 3 ships that sunk just north of South Padre Island and enjoy hands-on exhibits, children will enjoy mapping out a treasure site. • Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 4pm
Phone: 956-943-7602

Port Isabel Lighthouse

• Visit the Lighthouse and the Keeper’s Cottage and learn an important piece of coastal living. • Open daily 9am – 5pm
Phone: 956-943-2262

Space X

The SpaceX South Texas launch site, also known as Boca Chica launch site, is a private rocket production facility, test site, and spaceport constructed by SpaceX right on the doorstep of Brownsville, Texas.
Location: 1000 Boca Chica Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520