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VISIT PORT A

Don’t Worry, Be Crabby

Crabbing in Port Aransas, Texas When you crave a fresh succulent crab leg, skip the lines and catch your own! Island Tackle is the go-to spot for all you crabbing supplies—crab buckets, traps, rings, nets, line, gloves, tongs. You name it, they’ve got it! Here’s a little how-to if you are planning…

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Dos and Don'ts of Beach Celebrations

Tips and Tricks for a Beach-Friendly Soiree Port Aransas and Mustang Island offer a long stretch of sand to hold gatherings of all occasions. There's truly no better way to celebrate any accomplishment or milestone than on the beach with your loved ones. So, load up the car (or golf cart), purchase…

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A Pet-Friendly Day in Port A

Vacation is Better with (Furry) Friends Any dog owner can attest that there’s a unique bond that forms between humans and their furry friends. There’s a reason dogs are known as man’s best friend! Wanting to share your vacation time with your pet, then, is only natural. Why wouldn’t you want to see…

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Private Dining in Port Aransas

4 Ways to Experience Private Dining in Port Aransas If Port Aransas is your vacation tradition, you know of the extensive (and delicious) dining options available on the island. From the “Cook Your Catch” experience to delectable seafood, there’s no shortage of island fare. But what do you do when…

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Cook Your Catch @ La Playa

La Playa MEXICAN GRILLE After a day on the water in our favorite little fishing town, we took our haul to a local favorite for "cook your catch." La Playa Mexican Grille, the home of daily fresh fish specials, traditional Mexican food, and 70+ tequilas! We left our snapper in the more than capable…

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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…

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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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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…

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