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Laguna Madre Nature Trail

#19 of 46 things to do in South Padre Island Features Animals
South Padre Island, TX
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This was a nice little free scenery tour. We saw a lot of wild life like crabs, birds, turtles and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth D
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Nice for the boardwalk

Odd that this is right next door to the birding center and both have a boardwalk through the marsh... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Rich S
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Austin, Texas, United States
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This 1,500-foot boardwalk crosses four acres of marshland, where bird watchers can spot many coastal and migratory birds and numerous others tempted by the berries on the fiddlewood bushes along the trail
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  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice little free scenery tour. We saw a lot of wild life like crabs, birds, turtles and an alligator! The trail head is right next to the whale wall.

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Odd that this is right next door to the birding center and both have a boardwalk through the marsh. Further strange that the boardwalks don't connect but come within 3 feet of one another. Makes you wonder, what's that about. So if you want to...More

1  Thank Rich S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Conveniently located near the convention center. We enjoyed the different birds and plants here. Thank you for keeping this area for our wildlife!

Thank SuzieQT2
Reviewed 12 April 2017

An update from a year ago. This time I went on the trail early Sunday morning. There were many "expert" birders who were very willing to share their knowledge. I learned a lot and even saw more than I realized was out there. It's also...More

1  Thank CaptainSPI
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We found lots to see mid-day - the para-sailers and net fishermen, boats, herons and egrets, sand pipers, hermit crabs, butterflies, hummingbirds. It was a nice stress-free walk.

2  Thank mapleRose
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Walk with the birds and may be more. Lots of nature to be seen and heard if you take your time. Also a good place to ride your bike along the trails.

2  Thank dougcundall
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Find this trail in front of the Convention Center. We are novices but talked to people along the trail that shared their knowledge. Also a guy pointed out a baby alligator.

Thank Colorado5280
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a free set of two elevated boardwalk trails that are very interesting. The shorter trail runs paralell to the SPI birding centre. We seen a juvenile Great Blue Heron within 3 feet of the trail and a ten to twelve foot alligator sunning...More

5  Thank Wallace J B
Reviewed 5 February 2017

If we had visited here before experiencing the Port Aransas Nature Preserve, we would probably have been quite content, but we were spoiled by the diversity of wildlife in Port Aransas. The SPI Convention Centre boardwalk was free, and we did enjoy seeing the gulls...More

Thank ARretired
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The trail starts from the convention center. On this day, they had some sort of flea market of some sort (Sunday afternoon). Not sure if it's always this busy, as we went inside the convention center first to see what's this all about. They were...More

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No Charge.Same address as the SPI Conventions Centre. Open 24 hours.
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