Welcome to Port Aransas, a fun and funky island getaway for beach, sun and family fun! Nestled between the dunes of Mustang Island and the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, its tranquil beaches, gentle breezes and abundant wildlife are the perfect backdrop for your next vacation photos. Spend sun drenched days beachcombing for shells, strolling along the shoreline or splashing in our warm gulf waters. Adventure seekers will find activities that meet their speed like kite surfing, jet skiing, parasailing, surfing, kayaking and more.
Fishing is BIG in this small town. The surrounding Gulf waters brim with fresh catches, and fishing tournaments fill our event calendar almost every weekend during the summer months. For the fishing trip of your life, take a deep-sea excursion, fish the bays and channels or cast a line in the surf or from our public piers. There's plenty for nature lovers to love in 'Port A.' More than 300 species of birds visit us annually, making us a popular destination for avid birders. With six birding sites on the Great Texas Birding Trail, there are plenty of opportunities to add to your 'life list' or just enjoy the myriad of wildlife. Board the passenger ferry or jetty boat from our marina and discover San JosĂ© Island, an undisturbed, natural haven for seashell seekers and nature enthusiasts.
Back in town, our trolley will take you around to eclectic boutiques and art galleries filled with unique coastal treasures, home decor and island style clothing. Enjoy a meal at any of our many fine restaurants, and at the end of the day, experience a breathtaking sunset before enjoying the island's exciting nightlife. We have lodging to match your taste and budget, from condominiums and cottages, to RV parks and campgrounds. Come experience Port Aransas. It's Texas ~ Island Style!
Our visitor center is staffed by knowledgeable Port Aransans and chock-full of brochures, maps, special events calendar, beach parking permits, accommodations info and a lot more. Stop by when you are in town for some friendly conversation.
403 W. Cotter (across from the Ferry Landing through the light to the sea foam green building on the right)
Open Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.