Clayton’s Beach Bar on the Gulf in South Padre Island

Your stay at Kinpadre.

What’s the biggest bar on South Padre Island… and in all of Texas? Clayton’s.

Clayton’s is the largest beach bar on South Padre Island, and they claim largest in all of Texas, a Texas-sized 50 foot bar to watch your favorite game or enjoy the nightly entertainment with the sound of waves crashing in the background, a 300+ car parking lot and over 15,000 sq. ft. of beachfront deck area to host special events.


Clayton’s is located at 6900 Padre Blvd., on the Gulf beach at the north end of South Padre Island’s commercial strip. It’s about 2 miles north of Kinpadre, our South Padre Island beachfront vacation rental. 

They advertise from sunrise to midnight dancing. During winter Texan season you’ll find the senior set in bright, comfy attire rocking to their beat. Spring break brings the youth with their own party agenda and musical tastes. They host special events such as Sand Castle Days


Sandcastle Days brings you 5 full days in the beginning of October of family-friendly activities and art on the beach. It includes competition of nationally recognized sand sculptors, with patrons able to relax, refresh, view art creation, and take part themselves if they wish.

Clayton’s Spring Break Beach Stage has evolved into the biggest FREE daytime event on SPI during the month of March. CLAYTON’S BEACH STAGE IS THE LARGEST FREE SPRING BREAK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE COUNTRY. With its Unprecedented Stage Performances, Contests, Celebrity Appearances, Huge Prize Packs.

The Jailbreak Beach Escape has become a South Padre Island tradition! Each May, thousands of runners conquer the 5k course, covering 20 challenging obstacles, on the sun-drenched beaches of South Padre before heading to Clayton’s Beach Bar for a Texas sized beach party!

Live music and fireworks every Friday and Saturday starting in April and going through the summer.


What to do? Get Blown Away by the Annual South Padre Island Kite Festival

SPI KiteFest

Come and enjoy the annual SPI Kitefest on the first weekend in February. This usually features the Indoor Kite Performance on Thursday at the South Padre Island Convention Centre with advance tickets and limited seating. The Outdoor Kite Festival follows on Friday & Saturday at the SPI Convention Centre flats.

What will you see? At the outdoor festival: A cloud of kites. Truly an amazing variety, so skillfully flown they seem alive. Some as big as a house, others with dozens of colorful streamers as long as one. In the performance area, an announcer calls the competitors. The kites like troupes of acrobatic dancers, wheeling, diving, marching in the sky. Some are not performers, but so large and elaborate. Just hanging from the clouds a feat of magic in itself. Giant whales, squid, golden gods peer down from above.

The audience, in a party mood, bring chairs, coolers, kids, dogs, and cameras.

Here is a video from a kite festival in Wildwoods, NJ. It’s not Padre, but you’ll get the idea: