It's A Desserted Island, not A Deserted Island

It's National Doughnut Day today! Actually, today is one of two annual days dedicated to the doughy treat (the other is in June)...a dessert so nice they had to celebrate it twice! Today, as you munch on your bear claw or cruller or other doughnut of choice, don't forget just how many options you have the next time you want to indulge your sweet tooth in Port Aransas.


Meet the Desserts of Port Aransas

The island life is a sweet life in so many ways, not the least of which is the array of fantastic desserts! Whether you choose to stop by one of the locations here or decide to branch out and choose something from the dessert menu of your favorite local restaurant (Perhaps the seasonal pie/cheesecake smashup from Black Marlin Bar & Grill or a pie from BlueWater Cowboy?), you really can't go wrong with a dessert enjoyed right on the beach!


Dizzy for Doughnuts

The dessert of the day is readily enjoyed at The Donut Palace, and if you're looking for something heartier, they have kolaches and croissants, too!

The Donut Palace

The Donut Palace

Get an early start to your day with a quick stop at The Donut Palace for a piping hot cup of coffee and the best donuts in town! Open daily beginning at 5:30 a.m., you’ll find fresh donuts – cake donuts, long johns, bear claws, apple fritters, and more pastries topped with sprinkles and dripping…

Crazy for Candy

Sometimes, you just need a good piece of candy...or caramel...or fudge...and Winton's Island Candy has them all!

Winton's Island Candy

Since 1995, Winton's Island Candies has been serving sweet treats to locals and visitors of Port A. This unique family-owned confectionary specializes in homemade caramels and fudge with a variety of tasty treats, including salt water taffy, candy corn, gummies, sours, licorice, truffles, and more…

Goofy for Gelato

This Italian treat is the step up from ice cream you never knew you needed. Not interested in a cold treat? Coffee Waves also has an assortment of muffins and sweet breads to choose from!

The Donut Palace

Coffee Waves

Sit, sip, and surf at Coffee Waves. Coffee Waves’ menu includes everything from your regular cup of joe to specialty artisan espresso drinks and homemade gelato and sorbetto. Stop in for a coffee to go, or linger longer to savor a fresh sandwich, pastry, or more than 18 varieties of gelato made…

Praiseworthy Popcorn

For those who prefer their sweet with a little salty, there's Pop'd in Port A! Gourmet popcorn is a great on-the-go dessert option that will have you coming back for more.

Pop'd In Port A

Follow your nose to the best (and only) popcorn shop in Port Aransas. Currently, Pop'd In Port A features 14 flavors, with more flavors coming! There is something for every taste bud. Sweet! Savory! Spicy! Unusual! And all-time favorites.

Silly for Snowcones

The quintessential beach treat is perfect for hot days or anytime you want to feel like a kid again! Take these to go and instantly feel like you're living your best island life!

Bron's Shaved Ice & To-Go Bar

Experience the inviting tastes of the islands—at any latitude. At the heart of Bron’s Shaved Ice menu are their island-inspired shaved ribbons of soft, fluffy shaved ice, generously showered with one of more than 33 gourmet flavors…

Jackfish Cart Rentals

Jackfish Cart Rentals provides great carts with great service, but they do so much more than that, too! Jackfish also rents surf boards, fishing rods, and boogie boards and sells snow cones, beach toys, souvenirs, and Port A’s only…

Now that you've got your options laid out, it's time to treat yourself with a treat! What dessert will you be trying on your next trip to Port Aransas? 


It's a real treat to have you here.