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!

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…

Read More

How Do You Say port aran┬Ěsas (n.)

What’s in A Name? 4,500 years of history. There’s a reason Port Aransas often gets shortened to Port A, part of which is that Aransas can be somewhat puzzling to pronounce. Locals and frequent visitors have heard every pronunciation of Aransas under the hot Texas sun, but the correct phonetic…

Read More

You're On Island Time

It’s Worth the Wait. You’ve been waiting for the moment you could step onto Mustang Island and take a deep breath of that sea salt air. Understandably, it can be frustrating when that moment gets delayed. However, the inner peace that descends when you feel the sand between your toes and hear the…

Read More

Rainy Day in Port A

“Rain, rain, go away” doesn’t have to be your mantra when the clouds show up and a storm is ‘a-brewing. Just because Port Aransas is known for its beaches–and for good reason–doesn’t mean a little rain shower has to ruin your vacation. Below are six ways, from morning to night, that you can make the…

Read More

Seven Cool Pools of Port Aransas

The eighteen miles of uninterrupted public beach are a major draw to Port Aransas. Those sandy shores are responsible for countless hours of family fun. Sometimes, though, you want your swim to be sandless and saltless, and for that, there are pools! Here are seven of the coolest pools on Mustang…

Read More

Did you know you can rent that?

In Texas, you’re never too far from Port A. Even though it's a short drive from home, your worries will feel like they’re a world away. Start your stress free vacay by packing less and securing beach rentals that take up valuable space in your luggage. The island is only 14.07 sq miles total, so it…

Read More

What's New in Port Aransas?

Port Aransas may be only fourteen square miles, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t always room for new, exciting ventures to come to town. Here are three of the newest (or newly-renovated) places worth checking out. Grumbles Seafood Co. With the motto “Food, Family, and Fun,” the newest restaurant…

Read More

5 ways to reach your fitness goals in Port Aransas

Is it possible to enjoy your vacation while maintaining your health and fitness goals? Yep! It sure is. Here are five fun and easy ways to stay fit in Port A. 1. Take a walk along the shore A walk on the beach is a great, low-impact aerobic exercise. Walk barefoot for an added bonus because your…

Read More

The Chapel on the Dunes Endures In Port Aransas

An excerpt from "The Chapel on the Dunes Endures In Port Aransas: Mustang Island’s oldest continuously operating church has survived decades of hurricanes and comes out shining" Texas Highways Magazine Written by: Sallie Lewis Photos by: Larry Ditto High atop a sand dune in Port Aransas, a small…

Read More