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

The Piers of Port Aransas

You don't have to leave the shore to reel in a keeper! Port Aransas is known as the “Fishing Capital of Texas” but that doesn't mean you need a boat to join in on the fun. Several piers offer access to amazing fishing just off the banks of Port A. Get in on the action without setting up a charter…

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Mardi Gras in Port Aransas

Mardi on the beach! Celebrate Mardi Gras the island way when you visit Port Aransas. Enjoy the local favorite Mardi Gras Parade or eat king cake while celebrating on the beach. Make a new tradition or continue an old one and visit Port A for the Mardi Gras holiday! Mardi Gras Parade Celebrate Mardi…

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Bollard Buddies

Port Aransas has been yarn-bombed! When you drive down the Port Aransas beach, you might find a welcome surprise made of yarn. The little bundles of joy that sit atop the bollards on the beach are called Bollard Buddies. These fun friends bring smiles to everyone who sees them and are just another…

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Hosting a Holiday Party in Port Aransas

Make the Texas Coast a New Holiday Tradition With the holidays approaching quickly, now is the perfect time to begin your holiday party planning. Bring all your friends and family down to the Texas coast to spread Christmas cheer or to ring in the New Year. Port Aransas is the perfect location to…

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Pickleball is Growing in Port Aransas

Discover the vibrant pickleball scene in Port Aransas! Image credit: Pickleheads Pickleball combines elements of ping-pong, badminton, and tennis to create a game that caters to all ages and fitness levels. It's also easy to learn how to play pickleball, which helps explain how it's become the…

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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…

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Q&A with the New Owners of Fly It! Port A Kite Shop

Let's Go Fly a Kite Fly It! Port A has been a beloved stop for visitors and locals alike for over 30 years. From kites and windsocks to flags, toys, and yard art, Fly It! carries everything you could want or need to have a high-flying time in Port Aransas. This year, owners Ralph and Suanne Pyle…

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Dos and Don'ts of Beach Celebrations

Tips and Tricks for a Beach-Friendly Soiree Port Aransas and Mustang Island offer a long stretch of sand to hold gatherings of all occasions. There's truly no better way to celebrate any accomplishment or milestone than on the beach with your loved ones. So, load up the car (or golf cart), purchase…

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A Pet-Friendly Day in Port A

Vacation is Better with (Furry) Friends Any dog owner can attest that there’s a unique bond that forms between humans and their furry friends. There’s a reason dogs are known as man’s best friend! Wanting to share your vacation time with your pet, then, is only natural. Why wouldn’t you want to see…

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Safety in the Surf

Beach Safety: It’s No Joke Every day grows warmer and the waves get more and more inviting. It’s just about time to dive into summer, but before you do that, take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with some basic beach safety tips and tricks. April has been designated Beach Safety and Rip Current…

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