Not your average street, Duval Street is one of the few places in the world that touches two bodies of water.
At its northern end, which is frequented by tourists and cruise ship passengers, Duval Street meets the warm Gulf of Mexico.
When you select cam, the cam starts playing, place your cursor over the top right corner of image.You will see an arrow, click on arrow, this will take you to full screen. These live cameras show operations at the Miraflores & Gatun Locks, as well as other points of interest in the Canal.Note: Several of our webcams have equipment problems. Welcome to South Padre Island, the Tropical Tip of Texas! Even the best Olympic swimmers are not able to successfully swim toward shore in the strongest rip currents., especially in the vicinity of groins, jetties, and piers.
Enjoy live cam views of our beautiful beaches with the South Padre Beach Cam™, the surf in the Gulf of Mexico with the South Padre Surf Cam™, and the sunset over the Laguna Madre with the South Padre Bay Cam™! Moderate Risk - Wave Heights 3-5' and/or Wind Speed 10-20 kts.
Eventually, the excess water starts to return seaward through low areas in the sandbar, "ripping" an opening.
Rip currents Typically, strong wind and swell waves push water over a sandbar allowing excess water to collect.
RIP CURRENTS KILL SWIMMERS EVERY YEAR HERE AT SOUTH PADRE ISLAND.
South Padre Island EMS (956) 761-5454 Cameron County Park System (956) 761-5494 U. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island (956) 761-2668 Cameron County Parks Police (956) 761-5283Rip currents (mistakenly called rip tides or undertows) are common and can be found almost daily on all South Padre Island Beaches.
In the island city of Key West, Duval Street is the hub for sightseeing, attractions, cuisine infused with local flavor, cold libations, and shopping.