Port Aransas, a charming coastal town on Mustang Island, is known for its sandy shores, laid-back atmosphere, and captivating seaside beauty. But when October rolls around, this coastal gem undergoes a remarkable transformation as it embraces the spirit of Halloween with open arms. Prepare for a Texas Halloween celebration like no other, where waves crashing on the beach provide an eerie backdrop to the festivities.


No Halloween celebration is complete without trick-or-treating, and Port Aransas makes it a family-friendly affair. Local businesses along the beachside streets open their doors to little witches, pirates, and superheroes, handing out sweet treats and spreading holiday cheer. It’s a safe and enjoyable way for kids to indulge in the time-honored tradition of collecting candy while enjoying the coastal ambiance. And for those who prefer to stay in, you can create your own trick-or-treat experience in your vacation rental, complete with a door-to-door candy hunt and a movie night filled with all your favorite snacks, from candy to popcorn, pizza, and Halloween-themed desserts. It’s a delightful way to celebrate Halloween without leaving the comfort of your home away from home.

The Hauntings of Boogeyman Haunted House

Visiting The Hauntings of Boogeyman Haunted House is like stepping into a chilling and historically significant realm of the supernatural. Located along the spine-tingling “Road to Hell,” this historic haunted house is surrounded by an area that’s seen its fair share of eerie occurrences and significant events, from cemeteries bearing unmarked graves of the Mexican-American War to the tree where the first recorded hanging in Texas took place. The legendary Daugherty House, known for its paranormal activity, adds to the intrigue. What sets The Boogeyman Haunted House apart is its commitment to providing a personalized and unique Halloween experience. So, if you dare to venture down the “Road to Hell,” The Hauntings of Boogeyman Haunted House promises a Halloween experience like no other.

Scary Movie Marathon

While the coastal town of Port Aransas offers a plethora of Halloween festivities, sometimes, there’s nothing quite like a cozy night in. Imagine retreating to your charming vacation rental after exploring the beach and enjoying the town’s spooky attractions. As the stars twinkle overhead, you have the perfect opportunity to host your spooky movie marathon. You have the freedom to choose your cinematic adventure. Perhaps you’d like to indulge in Halloween classics like “Hocus Pocus” and “The Corpse Bride,” perfect for a family-friendly evening filled with laughter and a touch of spookiness. Alternatively, if you’re in the mood for spine-tingling chills, you can opt for iconic horror films like “Nightmare on Elm Street” or “Friday the 13th,” guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

To enhance the movie night experience, stock up on all your favorite treats. Fresh buttery popcorn is a must-have, ready to be devoured by the handful. A colorful assortment of candy, from gummy worms to chocolate bars, adds a sweet touch to your evening. And, of course, there’s pizza, a classic movie-night choice that satisfies both young and old alike. To complete the Halloween vibe, don’t forget to include some Halloween-themed desserts, perhaps cupcakes decorated like jack-o’-lanterns or cookies shaped like ghosts. With your chosen film playing on the screen, your favorite treats in hand, and the ambiance of your cozy vacation rental, you can create an unforgettable Halloween movie night that perfectly balances the thrill of the holiday with the comfort of home.

Spooky Pirate Cruise

Heading out on a pirate cruise in Port Aransas in October is a fun Halloween activity. Picture yourself stepping aboard a pirate ship, ready to set sail on the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Everyone, from the little ones to the grown-ups, can fully embrace their inner pirate with hats, eye patches, and foam swords to complete the look. But it’s not just about dressing up – the pirate crew on board keeps the excitement going with engaging tales of hidden treasures, entertaining games, and a thrilling mock cannon battle right on the open sea. This interactive and immersive adventure captures the spirit of Halloween in a swashbuckling style, making it an absolute must-do for visitors of all ages in Port Aransas during this spooky season.

Book Your Texas Halloween Getaway

In the enchanting coastal town of Port Aransas, Halloween takes on a whole new dimension, blending the allure of the beach with the magic of the season. From spooky movie nights in your vacation rental to pirate adventures on the high seas, there’s no shortage of unforgettable experiences waiting to be had. So, whether you’re carving pumpkins by the shore, setting sail as a pirate, or simply savoring the coastal beauty, Port Aransas promises a Halloween celebration that will leave you with cherished memories. Don’t miss out on the season of the witch – book one of our beautiful vacation rentals today and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Port Aransas during this bewitching time of year.