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    Nature Preserve Update

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Colleen Simpson is the new Nature Preserve Manager and has this update and introduction. Click here to read.

    20th Annual Texas SandFest

    Last updated 9 days ago

    The 20th Annual Texas SandFest is the largest master sand sculpting competition in the United States. The three-day festival begins Friday, April 29, 2016 and continues through Sunday, May 1, 2016.

    Texas SandFest is an invitational event, attracting world-class sculptors. Each year, more than 100,000 people attend this family-friendly festival. Sand sculpting contests and lessons, unique jewelry, art, crafts, music, and food are available. Admission is $5.00 for adults, and children under 12 are free. The event is held on the beach near mile marker 11, between Sandcastle Drive and Access Road 1A in Port Aransas.

    Organized completely by volunteers, Texas SandFest gave $105,000 to the Port Aransas community in 2015. The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau is proud to be a community partner in this event. “We are delighted to be a sponsor of Texas SandFest since its inception and welcome visitors to our beautiful beach,” said Ann Bracher Vaughan, President and CEO of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau. “We look forward to hosting sculptors and guests from around the world in Port Aransas during the 20th annual festival.”

    For listings of accommodations, restaurants, shopping and a myriad of “island-style” activities visit or call 800-45-COAST.


    Eat your way through Port A

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Click here to read the Dallas Morning News story on Port Aransas dining.

    "Love to go on the Ferry"

    Last updated 18 days ago

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    • This is a great treat for family and friends when they visit. Love to watch the dolphins chasing the Ferry's. Quick trip although not always a quick wait for the Ferry, it's still worth it.

      Jazzi Janeen

    Local Chef on National TV Show Sunday

    Last updated 23 days ago

    Chef Gail from Black Marlin Bar & Grill will make her national television debut this Sunday on "Cutthroat Kitchen" hosted by Alton Brown which will air Sunday, April 10th at 9:00 p.m. CST on the Food Network. Tune in!


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