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South Padre Island…

South Padre Island...

…The Island is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre Bay, and its only link to the mainland is the 2 1/2 mile Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge. The 34 mile-long barrier reef is about a 1/2 mile at its widest point and has about 5,000 inhabitants and about one million visitors annually. This little slip of land was initially named "Isla Blanca" or "White Sand" when it first charted in 1519 by Spanish explorer Alonzo de Pineda.

Posted by Conny242 on 2013-12-08 08:31:39

Tagged: , South Padre Island , Texas , USA , Sand , Sanddünen

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