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Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier

501 E Maxan St, South Padre Island, TX 78578-4501
+1 956-943-7437
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OK for a one time visit

Visited during spring break. Not much going on at the pier other than fishing and there were many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ethansmom06
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Lubbock, Texas
Lucky Day or Not

The pier itself is huge and plenty of area to set up to fish. There are also lots of restaurants... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
flipmexi17
,
Needville, Texas
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This one-acre park and fishing pier was once the Queen Isalbella Causeway.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“picnic area” (3 reviews)
“fish” (22 reviews)
LOCATION
501 E Maxan St, South Padre Island, TX 78578-4501
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+1 956-943-7437
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited during spring break. Not much going on at the pier other than fishing and there were many people fishing the day we visited. The lighthouse remodel is complete but the day we visited, visitors were not being allowed inside even though the door was...More

1  Thank ethansmom06
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pier itself is huge and plenty of area to set up to fish. There are also lots of restaurants and bars and the music keeps the pier pretty alive. It's great if you just want to relax and take in the scenery. We were...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

My wife and I always visit the pier. I don't fish on the pier since I have a boat, but we always take a walking tour when we are in town, since we love to walk (and it's free as long as you are NOT...More

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Well we catch so many fish that we didn’t know what to do? Amazing and worth the money the boat, the staff, the captain I want to come back

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We shopped our way through the town square surrounding the lighthouse. Right now they are cleaning the lighthouse so is is covered in scaffolding.

Thank Jwharlow72
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Going to the local pier is one of my favorite things to do! We didn't eat here or fish here. We walked out to the end, (or as close to the end as we could get) and took pictures. It would have been nice if...More

Thank kemmy4
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Kinda expensive for a fishing pier. Not really worth the money, just to fish off of the pier. My husband caught just as many fish from the shore.

Thank ledinadominguez
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

We accessed the pier to go on a pirate ship cruise, however, it was clean. It also had a place for every activity that the pier offered. There was a small kiosk with snacks and drinks for those fishing on the pier. There is also...More

1  Thank Tabitha P
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

relaxing and nice to walk there, Pier 19 is cool and ate at the restaurant that felt on a boat cause it shakes a bit...

1  Thank travel g
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Overall it's a bit of an expensive visit but you're paying for convenience. You can print off your licenses or get a day pass, buy frozen bait roughly $5 a lb. for squid, shrimp (they had other options of which I can't remember), and rent...More

3  Thank Sylvia C
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Ron S
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Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you could call the bait house there. I have never seen any kind of guide, but having fished on the Gulf Coast since I was about 6 years old (I'm 63 now) I think I'm qualified to give you some advice. (I do not... More
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