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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!

FALLing for Port Aransas

Happy Fall, Y'all The fall season looks a little different on an island. It's absolutely "GOURD-geous," and proves that beach days don't have to end with the changing of the season. Where other places have cold winds and patches of leafy orange pumpkins, this stretch of beach has cool ocean breezes…

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Port A Live Music Fest 2021 Recap

A weekend of live music and lots of fun It's hard to believe it's been an entire month since Port A Live Music Fest 2021 kicked off! All weekend long, crowds danced their way around the music venues of Port Aransas, listening to bands that spanned genres and generations. It was a weekend to…

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Texas SandFest

Texas SandFest is October 15–17, 2021 Texas SandFest is one of the largest native-sand sculpture competitions in the USA. What began as a small local competition in 1997 has grown into an internationally recognized three-day family event that draws renowned sand sculptors and tens of thousands of…

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Port Aransas Taco & Margarita Trail

Trade in Sound Bites for Tasty Bites During Port A Live Music Fest 2021 Port A Live Music Fest is approaching quickly! There's only a bit more time before the festival begins to get your tickets for the kickoff Landshark concert and gear up for a weekend full of live music. Between all the…

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Port A Live Music Fest 2021 Lineup

Boogie with the Bands Whether you've already booked a trip for Port A Live Music Fest or are still in the planning stage, this band lineup and schedule will get you excited for the weekend! From Americana to jazz, country to the blues, this is a fest you won't want to miss. Curious what else is…

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Texas Legends in Port Aransas

The Tournament, the Tradition, and The Triple Crown. Nothing speaks to tradition like fishing tournaments in Port Aransas. From May to November, nearly every weekend in Port A is stacked with a fishing tournament, sometimes two. Fishing, and the evolution to big game fishing, are so deeply woven…

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Fit for the Fourth in Port A

Celebrate the USA, island style There's no better way to live out the American dream than by spending Independence Day in Port Aransas. You can watch the fireworks show aboard a boat at Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy a top-tier patriotic brunch, dance the night away, and, of course, lounge on the beach…

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Plastic Free Earth Day in Port A

The less plastic the population uses, the less ends up in oceans and on beaches. That is a beautiful, utopian thought. But it seems like a daunting task and daunting tasks are often pushed to the side with the thought, "We’ll do it when we have time to truly devote to it." But that begs the…

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Sawfish Return to Port Aransas Fishing

Just kidding! Happy April Fools' Day! Unfortunately there are still no sawfish in Texas, but if you're curious about what actually is biting and when, they're all listed below. To learn even more about fishing in Port Aransas, including where you can find a fishing guide, purchase bait and tackle…

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