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Melinda Compton

Texas Women Anglers Tournament

Fabulous, Fun Fishing for a Cause Tournament Schedule and History The Texas Women Anglers Tournament, also known as “TWAT,” was founded in the 1980s in Port Aransas and has continued to grow ever since. This family-run tournament is women only and has a long-standing history of incredible…

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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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Sea Turtles in Port Aransas

Happy World Sea Turtle Day Port Aransas is rich with wildlife, from dolphins to unique migrating birds. Perhaps one of the most exciting sights for a visitor, though, is a glimpse of a sea turtle bobbing along near the jetty rocks! Port Aransas is lucky enough to be home to several of the world’s…

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Palmilla Gone Green

Earth Day at Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Community in Port Aransas Every day is Earth Day when you live on the beach! From the call of the seagulls in the sky to the soft give of the sand beneath your feet, Port Aransas & Mustang Island are surrounded by daily reminders of how important it is to…

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Port Aransas Date Ideas

Love is in the Waves Romance is never far away when you’re on an island…and it’s even closer when that island is Mustang Island, which is just a few hours’ drive from big city hubs like Austin, Houston, and Dallas! Make the journey extra special by planning out a date night—or day—that is unique to…

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Girls Just Want to Have Sun

Did You Love the "Girls Just Want to Have Sun" Island Guide Looks? If you got your hands on a copy of the brand-new 2023 Port Aransas Island Guide, you likely fell in love with one or more of the outfits shown in the "Girls Just Want to Have Sun" section. Featuring a variety of local boutiques…

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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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Monday and Tuesday Dining

Try Out These Tasty Island Eateries Fall is officially here, which means things have slowed down a bit around here. Locals and visitors alike are happily living on island time and enjoying the warm autumn weather to the fullest. Not to worry, though, while some restaurants may be closed on Mondays…

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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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Flip Flopping Around Port Aransas

Happy National Flip Flop Day! Port Aransas doesn’t have a city shoe, but if it did, the honor would undoubtedly go to flip flops. Flip flops are the backbone of the beach footwear game. They’re easy to slip on for the golf cart ride and off once you get to the beach, they’re versatile for going out…

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