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Port Aransas, Texas

Updated on April 4, 2017

Port Aransas Beach

From a trip to Port Aransas the year my oldest daughter graduated from high school
From a trip to Port Aransas the year my oldest daughter graduated from high school | Source

Tours In Port Aransas

City Marina

A vintage yacht can take you on a sunset cruise.

Hwy. 2678 four miles S. of Refugio

Birdwatching, photography and more.

2353 Murphy Rd.

See the dolphins as you island hop.

900 N. Tarpon St.

St. Jo Island. Check out the beaches and find some treasures.

P.O. Box 860.

Come along and watch some dolphins.

417 S. Station

Fishing, kayaking and dolphin watching.

Woody's Marina

School trips, fishing and dolphin watching.

Port Aransas, Texas

Looking for a great place to take the family for vacation? A place that has plenty for the kids to do and for the adults, as well? A place to satisfy the adventure lover in you? Well, the perfect place may be Port Aransas, Texas.

Visit The Beach In Port Aransas

Port Aransas is on the gulf coast of Texas. It has great beach access and has many activities for the kids to do. One of the great things to do in Port “A”, as it is called by the locals, is spend time on the beach. Build some sandcastles and splash in the water. There are times during the year when there are sandcastle contests. Although there is a lot of seaweed in the water and on the shore, it is still a great place to play. There are places in town to by boogie boards and water rafts to play in the water or buy buckets to build sandcastles with. There is one place that you can walk out several yards in the water and the water is still only ankle deep.

Dolphin Watching in Port Aransas

Another exciting thing for kids to do – and adults, as well – is the dolphin tour. Imagine riding on a boat and having a group of dolphin following along with you. Imagine the delight on the faces of your children! There are many different tours that you can do, and some that you can also see other sites such as the nearby lighthouses, birds, shipwrecks and many other sites.

Texas State Aquarium Near Port Aransas

A short way down the road, or a short ferry ride across the bay, is the Texas State Aquarium. Check out the 30 different types of rays at Stingray Lagoon. If you are more daring, you can visit the Amazon to see exotic and sometimes poisonous animals. You can also see jelly fish and live coral.For some more excitement, visit the dolphins or the sharks. For a bit of a change, check out the eagles or the other raptors in their outdoor pens. When you are all done checking out the animals, you can have some fun playing in the onsite water park. There really is something for everyone to see at the aquarium.

Port Aransas Accommodations

200 E. Cotter

Built in 1886. Beautiful - with private baths.

314 Cut-Off Rd.

52 rooms and a pool.

841 Sandcastle Dr.

On the beach - pets allowed.

503 E. Ave G

Cottages and motel rooms near the beach. Pets are allowed.

907 Access Rd. 1A

RV parking right on the beach.

17047 State Hwy 361

Camp sites with electricity and water. Some that are primitive.

Sport Fishing Around Port Aransas

Are you into fishing? Try one of the many fishing tours available. There is one for just about any saltwater fish you may want to try and catch. Several places offer four hour fishing tours to many of the hottest fishing spots in the area. Some of them also offer the dolphin watches and trips to the lighthouse, as well.

Other Adventures in Port Aransas

If you want adventures of a different type you are in luck. There is horseback riding across the beaches, para-sailing through the air and jet-skiing across the water. Want something calmer? Head over to Mustang Island and do some bird watching. There you will find some of the most exotic birds from around the world.

Come On In To Port Aransas

When you are done with all of your adventures, head on into town. There are tons of places to go shopping for souvenirs and other treasures to take home. There are also many restaurants that will satisfy any taste from seafood to steak and everything in between.

See You Soon In Port Aransas

Port Aransas is not a very big town, but there are many things to keep everyone in your family busy. There is fun for everyone, every age and every adventure level. You will not be disappointed with a trip to Port Aransas.

Port Aransas, Texas


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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      always exploring- you need to visit! It is beautiful - and the people are awesome, too!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Sounds like a wonderful place to visit. I love the beach area, maybe someday? Thank you...

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      kansasyarn - I have only visited Port A a couple of times - but I absolutely love it! Maybe when I retire I'll talk my hubby into moving down there!

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      Teresa Sanderson 4 years ago from Rural Midwest

      Absolutely love this hub! I am a native of the Texas Gulf Coast and grew up 50 miles from Port A. A beautiful area, lots of great restaurants and plenty of fresh air! Now in Kansas, I miss my Texas roots. Voted up!

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      Joan Whetzel 4 years ago from Katy, Texas

      COol. I'll have to check it out

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Bill - Port Aransas is one of the most beautiful places I have seen! And the weather there was perfect when I was there! Thanks for reading!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've never been to Texas. Some day maybe. Good job my friend. The warm beach looks pretty good right about now.