Port Aransas, TX

Including Aransas Pass
and Mustang Island

Port Aransas is situated on the Gulf of Mexico at the pass between Mustang and St Josephs Islands. "Port A" as it is known by the locals, is one of the top vacation destinations in Texas. It is a small beach community of only about 3,500 people, but the population can grow to more than 10 times that number during the summer months and spring break.

The big draws at Port Aransas are the beautiful Gulf beaches and easy access to great offshore and bay fishing. Port Aransas is also home to numerous art galleries, boutiques and lively nightspots. To get there, take the causeway from Corpus Christi to Padre Island or from Aransas Pass, take a ride on the ferry. The ferry ride free and is a great place to spot dolphins.

Across Redfish Bay from Port Aransas is Aransas Pass. Aransas Pass has long been known as the Shrimp Capital of Texas and is also called "Saltwater Heaven" because of the great fishing in the area. Port Aransas and Aransas Pass are both great places to pick up some fresh local seafood.

One of the best ways to experience the
area around Port Aransas is to take the
Scenic Drive around Corpus Christi Bay.

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"Port Aransas".

Port Aransas Area Attractions
The beach is great, but don't miss these
other fun activities!
Port Aransas Area Restaurants
Many listings now include full menus!
Birding around Port Aransas
2010 America's Birdiest Small Coastal City!
Port Aransas Area Festivals
Check the schedule for fun events like Sandfest
and the Aransas Pass Shrimporee!
Port Aransas Area Fishing
Great fishing in the Bay or Gulf
History of the Port Aransas Area
The colorful history of the
town once called Tarpon
Port Aransas Area Lodging
Port Aransas Area Shopping
Port Aransas Area Services

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