Search Our Website: Search:
Blog Header

Salty Stories

Port A's exclusive source for travel tips and local perspectives from people who live, work, and play in Port Aransas!

Melinda Compton

Texas Women Anglers Tournament

Fabulous, Fun Fishing for a Cause Tournament Schedule and History The Texas Women Anglers Tournament, also known as “TWAT,” was founded in the 1980s in Port Aransas and has continued to grow ever since. This family-run tournament is women only and has a long-standing history of incredible…

Read More

Modern By The Sea

A New Kind of Stay in Port A Modern, innovative luxury meets the coast at Port A's newest lodging option, Modern by the Sea. Learn all about the property, and why you should choose it for your next vacation, in the interview with the property manager below! Where did the idea for Modern by the…

Read More

Sea Turtles in Port Aransas

Happy World Sea Turtle Day Port Aransas is rich with wildlife, from dolphins to unique migrating birds. Perhaps one of the most exciting sights for a visitor, though, is a glimpse of a sea turtle bobbing along near the jetty rocks! Port Aransas is lucky enough to be home to several of the world’s…

Read More

Father's Day in Port A

Celebrate Dad in Port Aransas What do you get the dad who has everything this Father’s Day? There are plenty of ideas waiting for you in Port Aransas! Whether your dad is the experience type of guy, or just really needs a new vacation outfit, you can find the perfect gift on the island. Book a…

Read More

Palmilla Gone Green

Earth Day at Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Community in Port Aransas Every day is Earth Day when you live on the beach! From the call of the seagulls in the sky to the soft give of the sand beneath your feet, Port Aransas & Mustang Island are surrounded by daily reminders of how important it is to…

Read More

What You Need to Know About Texas SandFest

April 14–16, 2023 Are you ready to hit the beach next weekend for the most anticipated festival of the year, Texas SandFest? You’re not alone! You’ll be one of many who come for the sculptures, then stay for the vibrant live music, funky vendor shops, fun festival food, and riveting conversation…

Read More

What's Left at Whooping Crane Fest?

It's Not Too Late to Get Tickets The birdy fun is about to begin! Whooping Crane Festival officially kicks off this Thursday, February 23, and Port A can't wait! It's looking like a beautiful four days for birdwatching, learning, and exploring! If you already have a packed itinerary, great! But if…

Read More

Port Aransas Date Ideas

Love is in the Waves Romance is never far away when you’re on an island…and it’s even closer when that island is Mustang Island, which is just a few hours’ drive from big city hubs like Austin, Houston, and Dallas! Make the journey extra special by planning out a date night—or day—that is unique to…

Read More

Girls Just Want to Have Sun

Did You Love the "Girls Just Want to Have Sun" Island Guide Looks? If you got your hands on a copy of the brand-new 2023 Port Aransas Island Guide, you likely fell in love with one or more of the outfits shown in the "Girls Just Want to Have Sun" section. Featuring a variety of local boutiques…

Read More

Five Island-Style New Year’s Resolutions

A Fresh Start in Port Aransas The time for New Year’s resolutions is here! But crafting new goals for the year doesn’t need to be a drag. In fact, some resolutions you can even get a head start on while on vacation in Port Aransas! Start building your best life by taking these common New Year’s…

Read More