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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!

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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Spend Valentine's Day in Port A

Love on the Beach Picture it. You, sitting on the beach, watching the waves roll in with a drink in hand and your favorite person by your side. That's the kind of romantic getaway you can experience when you celebrate Valentine's Day in Port Aransas. An island escape, though, doesn't mean you have…

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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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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…

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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…

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San Jose Island

SAN JOSE ISLAND Take "coastal distancing" to the next level with a secluded getaway to the privately owned, San Jose Island. It’s a brief ferry ride from Port A, but you’ll feel like you’re a world away. Known by the locals as St. Jo's, the island is largely uninhabited and undisturbed, with miles…

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25 Ways to Explore Port A

Roberts Point Park: Dolphin sightings Fish off bulkhead Horseshoes Pirate Ship Playscape Shaded picnic areas on the point Ship watching Community Park Community pool Disc golf Pickleball Playscape Skate park Take surfing lessons with Texas Surf Camps Bird watching at Paradise…

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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…

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Is it Time for a Schoolcation?

As schools around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, learning may look a little different this fall. Remote learning allows students to access educational curriculum outside of the traditional classroom. If you can learn anywhere, why not REMOTE HERE? It’s time to take a Port A…

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