Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, South Padre Island

3.5
#3 of 12 in Theme Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
A water lover's paradise, Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark offers a variety of indoor and outdoor rides and activities suitable for all ages. The water park's indoor water slides and pools stay open all year long, providing visitors with a chance to get wet in an enclosed and comfortably heated environment regardless of weather conditions. Among the attractions geared at families with small children, the most popular is a five-story sand castle with three levels of water slides and shallow wading pools. The water park also features an underwater diving experience designed to provide a look at the diverse marine wildlife of the Gulf of Mexico. Save money and time by purchasing your tickets online. Make Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark a part of your South Padre Island vacation plans using our South Padre Island trip builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We can't plan a vacation in South Padre without visiting Schlitterbahn. Of all the Schlitterbahn locations, the SPI location is our favorite. It's a great time for families, especially those with smal...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Enjoyed this. The only thing I didn't like was paying for the cabana and it was non refundable with weather. Be careful of that. It rained in the morning that we went. So we waiting until 1 to finally...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Ok, been there, done that, check it off the list, don't care to ever do it again. Over rated, over crowded, and hugely over priced.  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    Love the place! People/staff very friendly. Water attractions are AWESOME! worth the $$$ Rooms accomodations could be better, but we were still very please with everything!! We got a king size and couch bed. Couch bed was really bad. You are able to feel all the rings from the mattress. Overall, great. We will return
  • June 21, 2017
    Enjoyable water park with cool design of riding the lazy river into each individual ride while on your tube. They have plenty of tubes, some being doubles that have a bottom on one side so parents can ride with their little ones. Food was reasonable, got a burger basket for around $11. Plenty of shade. Indoor park was a good walk from the outdoor area with very hot sidewalks leading the way. The wave lazy river doesn't live up to its sister wave lazy river in New Braunfels, unfortunately. Would have liked it if it had the same dramatic waves as the NB version version.
  • June 7, 2017
    This place is a ton of fun. Very clean, and tons of fun rides. The Lazy River is enough to keep you busy for the entire day, if that's all you wanted to do. Free innertubes, free parking, and take in your own cooler so you can eat food that you bring yourself. Friendly staff and plenty of lifeguards so you feel safe!
  • June 21, 2017
    Don't order food from the grill took 30-45 minutes to get two funnel cakes that were over cooked when we got them. The manager hid from us at the counter to not hear our complaints. The hotel was fine. The park was fun. You judge the rest......
  • June 24, 2017
    This was my family's first visit to this park and we had the best time! It's such a great concept that the entrance to most of the water rides are via the lazy river. I also really enjoy that there are outdoor and indoor rides.

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As with most tropical destinations, room rates in South Padre Island increase the closer you get to the beachfront, especially if you arrive at the height of tourist season. If you’ve built in a big budget for accommodations, stay at one of the town's high-rise luxury hotels or private seaside cottages. To stay near the water without spending too much, avoid the expensive spring break season. Consider one of the island's inns or developed campgrounds with easy beach access.
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