Dog Friendly South Padre Island, TX

Need help deciding where to stay, play, or eat with your dog in South Padre Island, TX? Get the scoop on our favorite pet friendly hotels, restaurants, and activities in South Padre Island, TX below! Or give us a call at 877-411-FIDO to book your dog-friendly vacation in South Padre Island, TX now.


Need to find a place to stay with Fido in South Padre Island, TX? No problem. There are 212 pet friendly hotels in South Padre Island, TX. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in South Padre Island, TX below.

La Playa Condominiums

La Playa Condominiums accepts two pets 50 lbs or less for an additional fee of $100 per stay. There is a grassy area to romp in on the property, and since it's right on the beach, there are also lots of crabs and waves for Fido to chase. Plenty of free treats available in the office too!

South Padre Island KOA

Dogs are allowed at South Padre Island KOA, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet when outside your vehicle. There's even a pet playground for Fido!


Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 14 dog friendly restaurants in South Padre Island, TX! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in South Padre Island, TX that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!


Get out and play! There are 4 dog friendly activities in South Padre Island, TX. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

South Padre Island

Padre Island National Seashore is pet friendly! Pets are welcome almost everywhere in the park as long as they are on a leash at all times. Leashed pets are permitted in all camping areas and on over 60 miles of beach in the park, including all areas where you can drive on the beach. The only areas where pets are NOT allowed includes: the deck of Malaquite Pavilion and its facilities, the boardwalk that goes from the deck down to the beach, and the short stretch of beach directly in front of the Pavilion (where the shade structures are located). But even there, pets and their owners can still access the beach using a pet access trail (photo above) that goes from the parking area down to the beach. This trail is located on the north (left) side of the Pavilion. Once you reach the beach, the area to the left is open to pets and their owners (the beach to the right is not). Pet owners also have access to restrooms and rinse-off showers that are located close to the pet access trail, at the northern end of the Malaquite Pavilion parking area.

Sea Turtle Inc.

Sea Turtle Inc. is a nonprofit rescue center educating visitors and their dogs. Dogs are allowed in all public areas, both indoor and outdoor, as long as they are leashed. Visitors can sit in on a Turtle Talk, or take a self-guided tour of the outdoor facility. Sea Turtle Inc. is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm, year-round; however, when temperatures drop below 55 degrees, outdoor tanks are covered and turtle viewing is limited. Admission varies depending on the season, and hours are extended during summer months, so be sure to check Sea Turtle Inc.'s website before planning your trip.

Rescue Me Resale

Dogs are welcome at Rescue Me Resale. This bookstore supports Friends of Animal Rescue, which operates the South Padre Island Animal Shelter and Recovery Center. They help over 600 animals every year and rely on the sales of books and donations to keep housing pooches and helping them find their forever homes. Rescue Me Resale is open every day of the week from 10am to 5pm.


When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there is 1 pet service in South Padre Island, TX that can help you out with poop bags (or anything else you may need). You'll find information on the most popular pet stores, pet sitters, trainers, groomers, and other pet businesses in South Padre Island, TX below.

DogVacay South Padre Island

Find the perfect pet sitter near you to watch your pup while you're in South Padre Island! Our partners at DogVacay know that even when you're traveling with your dog, you can't take him everywhere. That's where DogVacay's thousands of vetted and insured pet sitters across the country come in. Sitters can watch your pup for a few hours, a whole day, or overnight - in your hotel room or in their home. All reservations included pet insurance and 24/7 customer care, and you'll get photo and video updates so you can see how much fun your dog is having!

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