Looking for a room with a 4-legged pal?

We have been getting several requests for info on South Padre Island dog-friendly accommodations for people who like to travel with their pets.

If you accommodate pets or know someone who does, please let us know!

Of course, dogs are always allowed up the beach...

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Dog - Friendly Lodging on South Padre Island

updated 1/29/11

(I believe this info is correct - but I could be wrong. Feel free to send me updates and corrections ;)

Property Phone # Details
The SandBox Inn 956-459-2928 Features include a (size medium) doggy door, a plush doggy bed and food/water bowls. If your dog gets along well with Peach the House Dog s/he will be allowed to frolic and play in the big fenced-in yard.
Best Western La Copa 956-761-9700
La Quinta 956-772-7000
Hilton Garden Inn 956-761-8700
Island Retreat 956-761-2775   or  956-761-2738
Pets are welcome, all sizes, types and colors.  We do request a $50.00 non-refundable pet deposit, in order to provide a flea-free environment for your furry friends.
Tres Palmas Beach House Apartments 956-761-5607 welcomes all well mannered pets
Beach House Vacation Rentals SPI Ph: 956-761-8750 All well-mannered dogs welcomed
WannaWanna Ph: 956-761-7677
Toll Free: 1-866-761-7677
All well-mannered dogs welcomed
Motel 6 Ph: 956-761-7911  
Service24 Condominium Rentals Ph: 1-800-828-4287 has a small number of units that accept animals
Sunchase Beachfront Ph: 1-800-433-3702 dogs under 40 lbs.
Isla Blanca Park Ph: (956) 761-5493
Fax (956) 761-5317
pets are allowed - must be leashed and picked up after.
KOA South Padre 956-761-5665
FAX 956-761-8851
Has a dog park!
The Tiki 956-761-2694 Dogs under 20 lbs

Dogs on SPI

Unlike some beaches I have visited, dogs are still allowed on the beaches within the town of South Padre Island. They must be leashed (enforced by beach patrol) and you are expected to dispose of dogdoo (though I have never heard of anyone getting a ticket for failing to do so.)

Want to let your dog run free on the beach? Keep scrolling...

You may also walk your leashed dog on city sidewalks, of course - but dogdoo can be a real problem to other pedestrians and it is just a good idea to take along and use some sort of pooper scooper.

If you are really into "roughing it", you can still park an RV or pitch a tent on the vast stretch of beach north of town, but be forewarned: They don't deliver pizza out there. A few precautions will help keep you unstuck and unhassled by the authorities:

  • Drive on the dark (wet) sand.
  • Don't pitch your tent in an area posted "No Trespassing"
  • Dispose of garbage and waste in an appropriate manner (i.e. bring it back with you).
  • Keep a close eye on your pet. The further north you go, the less traffic there is but there are no (posted) speed limits and drivers aren't going to be looking for your dog

If you should get stuck, don't panic. Someone will eventually come along willing to help unstick you -- if you are lucky they might do it for as little as a cold beer or two, but you may have to pay as much as $20 or more, depending on just how stuck you are (and how generous your rescuer is feeling).

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