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Just Keep Swimming

Warm, clear water and soft sand make Port Aransas a great place to enjoy the waves. With an average water temperature of 84.2°F in the summer, the surf of Port A is perfect for swimming, boogie boarding, and wave jumping. Before you jump in, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Beach Flag Warning System and rip current safety. Currents are stronger near structures so avoid swimming under the Horace Caldwell Pier or adjacent to the base of the south jetty. 

What is the water quality in Port A?

Water samples are collected weekly and results are published by the Texas General Land Office.

Beach Lifeguards on Duty

The Port Aransas Surf Rescue guards the Gulf daily March 4-Oct 31, between Marker F and Marker 17.

Rip current safety video