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Port Aransas, Texas

The original island life destination, Port Aransas and Mustang Island are 18 miles of shoreline and wide, sandy beaches—with everything you need to plan the perfect beach vacation.

life moves at a slower pace here. You’re on island time.

Holidays & Happenings

Texas SandFest

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Texas SandFest is October 15–17, 2021 Texas SandFest is one of the largest native-sand sculpture competitions in the USA. What began as a small local competition in 1997 has grown into an internationally recognized three-day family...

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Texas SandFest Oct 15

Texas SandFest

    Plan NOW for the best beach event out there! If you love sandcastles, then Texas SandFest is the...

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Shoptoberfest Oct 01


    The Fall Shop Around, or "Shoptoberfest," is the prime weekend to fall for Port A and score deals on...

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Holiday Golf Cart Parade Dec 04

Holiday Golf Cart Parade

    Decorate your cart or vehicle for a chance to win prizes in the annual holiday golf cart parade....

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Lighted Boat Parade Dec 04

Lighted Boat Parade

    The Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce invites boat owners to light up Port A and...

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Know Before You Go! Keep you and your family safe on your next beach day with these beach safety best practices. Learn surf rescue locations and hours of operation, how to spot and escape a rip current, what the different beach flag colors mean, and more.

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