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South Padre Island Essential Info


South Padre Island is a small resort town on the southern tip of Padre Island off the coast of Texas, close to the border with Mexico. It is a popular spring break destination for college students.

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Fun Facts

  1. South Padre Island was named after José Nicolás Ballí (Padre Ballí), a Catholic priest and settler.
  2. On December 13, 2009, an unfinished 31-story condominium, known locally as Ocean Tower, was brought down by a controlled implosion.
  3. South Padre Island is mentioned by Mark Wahlberg's character Cade Yeager in Transformers: Age of Extinction when he is seen first meeting up with his best friend/business partner Lucas.
  4. South Padre Island is the main setting of Season 4 Episode 20 "Conflicted" of Criminal Minds.
  5. South Padre Island has seen its share of shipwrecks.The most famous wrecks occurred in 1554 and millions of dollars of silver was lost.

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