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Welcome to Port Aransas, a fun and funky island getaway for beach, sun and family fun! Nestled between the dunes of Mustang Island and the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, its tranquil beaches, gentle breezes and abundant wildlife are the perfect backdrop for your next family vacation photos. Spend sun drenched days beach combing for shells, strolling along the shoreline or splashing in our warm gulf waters. Adventure seekers will find activities that meet their speed like kite surfing, jet skiing, parasailing, surfing, kayaking and more.

Fishing is BIG in this small town. The surrounding Gulf waters brim with fresh catches, and fishing tournaments fill our event calendar almost every weekend during the summer months. For the fishing trip of your life, take a deep-sea excursion, fish the bays and channels or cast a line in the surf or from our public piers.

Our visitor center is staffed by knowledgeable Port Aransans and stocked full of brochures about the city, maps, special events calendar, beach parking permits, where to stay and a whole lot more!

For more information about Port Aransas, click here.


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"Great beach!"

Port Aransas, Texas & Mustang Island
Last updated 1 year ago

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  • I really didn't know what to expect. The sand was nice and the water was warm. The beach was not crowded for a July 4th weekend. There was one area where we found sand dollars and shells. The beach has an area where you can drive on and park ($12 permit). Portable bathrooms were up and down the beach. We had a great time in the waves, and will probably go back. It is a 4 HR drive from our home.

    Becky M

"Love to go on the Ferry"

Port Aransas, Texas & Mustang Island
Last updated 1 year ago

  • on TripAdvisor
  • 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

"Lots of good habitat, lengthy boardwalks and trails"

Port Aransas, Texas & Mustang Island
Last updated 1 year ago

  • on TripAdvisor
  • Easy trails to walk and we would have spent more time here if it hadn't been so windy and it was a bit of a bird-free zone as a result. Because there was a birding festival in the area, several volunteers had spotting scopes set up in the pavilion area, which attracted a lot of people just stopping by.

    Visited February 2016

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