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Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to South Padre Island.

This page contains seven sections:

Around South Padre Island ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Brownsville. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the southwest of South Padre Island. Brownsville has a population of 183,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Harlingen. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the west of South Padre Island and has a population of 65,400 people.

For comparison, South Padre Island has a population of 2,800 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

Arroyo City     [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the northwest of South Padre Island.

Bayview     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the west of South Padre Island.

Boca Chica     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the south of South Padre Island.

Brownsville     [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the southwest of South Padre Island.

Cameron Park     [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the southwest of South Padre Island.

Del Mar Heights     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the west of South Padre Island.

Indian Lake     [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the west of South Padre Island.

Laguna Heights     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the west of South Padre Island.

Laguna Vista     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the west of South Padre Island.

Laureles     [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the west of South Padre Island.

Los Fresnos     [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the west of South Padre Island.

Port Isabel     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the southwest of South Padre Island.

Reid Hope King     [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the southwest of South Padre Island.

South Point     [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the southwest of South Padre Island.

Villa Pancho     [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the southwest of South Padre Island.

For more communities neighboring South Padre Island, please visit our County-by-County Page for South Padre Island.

Cameron County ...

South Padre Island is located in Cameron County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cameron County: Hidalgo & Willacy.

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Padre Island ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for South Padre Island.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Padre Island ...

Looking for more information about South Padre Island? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for South Padre Island, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for South Padre Island.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around South Padre Island. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Padre Island. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Texas

Texas Tourism

Parks for Texas

Fishing in Texas

Hunting in Texas

TripAdvisor Link for:

Texas Statewide Tourism

South Padre Island Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for South Padre Island

Also of Interest:

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Texas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Texas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Texas

Airports Near South Padre Island ...

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to South Padre Island.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from South Padre Island. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to South Padre Island.

Large Airports

Valley Intl.  (HRL/KHRL) <4>   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the west northwest of South Padre Island.

San Antonio Intl.  (SAT/KSAT)   [Map]
249 miles [400.7 km] miles to the north northwest of South Padre Island.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
269 miles [432.9 km] miles to the north northeast of South Padre Island.

Austin - Bergstrom Intl.  (AUS/KAUS)   [Map]
283 miles [455.4 km] miles to the north of South Padre Island.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
289 miles [465.1 km] miles to the north northeast of South Padre Island.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

South Padre Island Intl.  (BRO/KBRO)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the southwest of South Padre Island.

Rio Grande Valley Intl.    [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the west northwest of South Padre Island.

McAllen Miller Intl.  (MFE/KMFE)   [Map]
66 miles [106.2 km] miles to the west of South Padre Island.

General Aviation Airports

Cameron Co. Airport   [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the west northwest of South Padre Island.

Port Isabel Airport (ICAO: KPIL)   [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the west northwest of South Padre Island.

San Benito Muni.   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the west of South Padre Island.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Valley International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: HRLICAO: KHRL

Website for Valley International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


San Antonio International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: SATICAO: KSAT

Website for San Antonio International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Mid Valley Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KT65

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


William P. Hobby Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: HOUICAO: KHOU

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Austin - Bergstrom International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: AUSICAO: KAUS

Website for Austin - Bergstrom International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


George Bush Intercontinental Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: IAHICAO: KIAH

Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Brownsville - South Padre Island International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: BROICAO: KBRO

Website for Brownsville - South Padre Island International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


McAllen Miller International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MFEICAO: KMFE

Website for McAllen Miller International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Corpus Christi International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: CRPICAO: KCRP

Website for Corpus Christi International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Port Isabel - Cameron County Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KPIL

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cameron County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for South Padre Island: www.town.south-padre-island.tx.us/

The official website for Cameron County: www.co.cameron.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Padre Island.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Padre Island) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Padre Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Padre Island

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Padre Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.1110, Longitude: -97.1681     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Padre Island have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to South Padre Island), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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