"Drive right on to the beach"
- on TripAdvisor
You are able to drive right onto the beach and park a few feet from the water in some areas of Port Aransas. You will need a beach parking decal, but ours was $12 for the entire year. The water is very warm and salty. There was some seaweed in the water and on the beach, but not enough that is was bothersome. If you're interested in paddle boarding I would recommend going to the marina; the waves are not large in Port Aransas, but the marina will be one of the calmest spots.