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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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Winter Texans in Port Aransas

Welcome to Port Aransas, your home away from home for the winter! Winter Texans flock to Port Aransas in the off-season to enjoy less crowds and warmer weather. Port A is the perfect home away from home and strives to make all its visitors feel welcome. Finding a place to stay and a golf cart 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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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…

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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…

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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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An Accessible Stay in Port A

Highlighting Accessibility Options on the Island Today marks the first day of Anglers on Wheels, a twice annual fishing tournament put on by The Door in the Wall, Inc. This event is a free fishing trip for people with disabilities and their friends and family members. All participants in the trip…

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Cool Carts in Port Aransas

Riding in Style Those who have been to Port Aransas know that the transportation of choice on the island is not what you might expect. Once you cross that ferry, it’s not a car or bus you’ll find people driving around town in, but rather…a beach golf cart. These street-legal carts get you not only…

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Birding Tours in Port Aransas

Take Flight in Port Aransas, Texas Right now is peak birding time down on the Texas coast. Between the famed Whooping Cranes, striking Crested Caracaras, and imposing White Pelicans, there’s enough birding activity in Port A to keep even the most avid birder entertained. Winter birds in Port Aransas…

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Swing Your Way to Port A

Get into the "swing" of island living. “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” -Duke Ellington By Duke Ellington’s standards, Port Aransas definitely means something, because it’s got that swing! The island is dotted with those playground fixtures of childlike wonder where maturity is…

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