Ufo Beach - United States, Texas, South Padre Island

Basic Details


Sunrise - Sunset


8.11 km





Ufo Beach is a secluded beach located on the southern end of South Padre Island in Texas, United States. It stretches over half a mile and boasts soft white sand with a calm turquoise blue ocean perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing.


Ufo Beach has few amenities, so plan your trip accordingly, although it does have picnic tables and trash cans. Dogs are allowed on the beach but must be on a leash at all times.


Visitors can also enjoy various water sports activities such as kayaking, surfing, and paddleboarding.


There is a parking lot available at Ufo Beach, and it is free of charge. Visitors can park their cars and walk down to the beach, which is just a short distance away.

Fun Fact

Fun fact about Ufo Beach, it is called Ufo Beach because many visitors have reported sightings of UFOs in the area, making it a popular spot for alien enthusiasts.


There are many attractions near Ufo Beach, including the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, and the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse. The beach is also within walking distance of various shops, restaurants, and bars, making it a convenient spot for visitors to relax and enjoy their day.


There are many restaurants located near Ufo Beach, serving a variety of cuisines, including seafood, Mexican, and American. Visitors can enjoy fresh seafood dishes, margaritas, and beachfront views at places like Pier 19 Restaurant & Bar and Blackbeard's Restaurant.


For those looking for a place to stay near Ufo Beach, there are many hotels and resorts available on South Padre Island. Some of the popular options include La Quinta Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and The Pearl South Padre. Each hotel offers various amenities and comfortable accommodations for visitors to enjoy their stay on the island.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 80/100

Ufo Beach does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

No, Ufo Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

Ufo Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Ufo Beach is not generally considered a good swimming beach.

Ufo Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, Ufo Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

Ufo Beach does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

Ufo Beach is not known for any activities in particular.

Ufo Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Ufo Beach is not dog-friendly.

Ufo Beach is not generally considered to be good for surfing.