South Padre Island announces reopening

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — In accordance with Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño’s order to reopen beaches, the City of South Padre Island announced that it will reopen to the public with limitations on Saturday.

Although the public is allowed back onto the island, city officials are mandating laws that require visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing.

“We are so excited that the light at the end of the tunnel continues to brighten and we welcome all of our visitors to return to the Island that they enjoy and love,” said Mayor Patrick McNulty in a release. “I want to thank the community for understanding the necessary restrictions that were put in place to help flatten the curve.”

According to the release, the checkpoint will continue to be operational during the evening.

To read Cameron County’s plan to reopen coastal and community parks, visit here.

In that release, you can find operation times for each access area, rules for the area, and more.

Currently allowed:

  • Beach activities broadened: chairs, lounging and sunbathing
  • Multi-modal/Visitor Center and the Convention Centre Boardwalk
  • Curbside retail 
  • Hotels and Short Term Rental agencies are encouraged to take non-essential reservations

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