Padre Island features several beach options and Bob Hall pier ideal for fishing and surfing. Padre Island also is home to the newest waterpark of the award-winning Schlitterbahn family. The Padre Island waterpark is slated to open in 2015. Padre Island offers some of the area’s best dining options and nightlife. Padre Island also features a Texas-style way to explore the beach – on horseback! This popular attraction is open to both beginners and advanced riders. Need to reintroduce yourself to nature? Check out the Padre Island National Seashore. The longest undeveloped stretch of barrier island in the world. There are 70 miles of sand and shell beaches, windswept dunes and warm waters. The Padre Island National Seashore is the most important U.S. nesting beach for the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. There is so much to see here!