Visit the Beautiful Beaches of Port Aransas
Port Aransas has the best beaches in Texas. Positioned on the northeast tip of Mustang Island, Port Aransas gives you direct access to the Gulf Coast. Port Aransas Beach, Mustang Island State Park, and San Jose Island are right out your front door. Vacations to Port ‘A’ are all about relaxing on the beach. On this page, you’ll find important information on the top Port Aransas Beaches.
Top Port Aransas Beaches
Port Aransas Beach
Port Aransas Beach is located right in front of our resorts. Warm clear water, open sand, and fresh air are right out your front door. Port Aransas Beach offers a $12 yearly beach parking pass that can be purchased at City Hall and allows visitors to park along the beach between markers 0 and 62 all year round. There's some free parking between pier 52 and 58.
Port Aransas Beach permits are for 3 x 3 feet campfires. Beach campfires turn a fun night of camping on the beach into an unforgettable experience for the kiddos. On Port Aransas Beach, there are ample lifeguards on duty. This ensures that you and your family can enjoy swimming, body-boarding, or body surfing in the waves.
IB Magee Beach Park
One of the most popular beaches in Port 'A', IB Magee Beach is easy to access and has many amenities. With 75 campsites, primitive camping allowed on the beach, and freshwater showers, IB Magee Beach Park is a great place to stay for a while.
Horace Caldwell Pier
Known for fun surfing and fishing, Horace Caldwell Pier stretches 1,200 feet into the Gulf. On sunny days, the Horace Caldwell Pier is full of energy. Located close to the Port Aransas town center, this is one of the most popular places to fish and enjoy the sunset.
Mustang Island State Park
Just south of Port Aransas, lies Mustang Island State Park a five miles preserved shoreline. The pristine sandy beaches of Mustang Island State Park make you feel as though you’ve traveled far away. Easily accessed from Port Aransas, this is a popular destination for Birding, Surfing, and Fishing.
Padre Balli Park
Located on Padre Island, Padre Balli Park is a great beach for camping, swimming, and fishing. Get away from town and relax in the sun at the Padre Balli Pak. This spot provides the right mix of nature and amenities.
Bob Hall Pier
Bob Hall Pier is one of the most popular spots for both fishing and surfing near Port Aransas. During every season of the year, you’ll find people enjoying the pier. There’s a small fishing shop where you can rent or purchase bait and tackle.
Padre Island National Seashore
Escape into the natural beauty of the Gulf Coast. Padre Island National Seashore, just a short trip from downtown Port Aransas, is a world away. Over 70-miles of wild coastline await. Fishing, birding, and sea turtle hatchling releases are just some of the highlights on the beautiful beaches of Padre Island.
San Jose Island
Plan a getaway to San Jose, a privately-owned island that’s just a short ferry rides from Port Aransas. When you step onto San Jose Island, you immediately feel the outside world slip away. This pristine island is a perfect place for beach picnics and sea shell collecting. Escape the crowds and enjoy the natural beauty of San Jose Island!
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