Going Coastal

Sand Castle Days on South Padre Island

Sand Castle Days on South Padre Island

Sandcastle Days are back on South Padre Island October 2 – 4, 2015. Every year, tens of thousands of sandcastle fans descend on the island to get a glimpse of the magical sandcastles being built by amateurs and professionals alike. With an emphasis on protecting the Gulf Coast and enjoying the sun and sand, South Padre Island is excited to once again kick off Sandcastle Days.

South Texas' Whooping Crane Festival

Whooping Cranes are winter guests to the Port Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near Rockport, beginning in mid-September. In the early spring (March and April), the "whoopers" will migrate to the poorly drained wetlands of Canada's Northwest Territories at Wood Buffalo National Park.