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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!

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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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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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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Independence Day in Port A

An Island Style Guide to the 4th of July So, you’ve booked your stay and are geared up and ready to make your way to Port A for the long July 4th weekend. Congratulations! You’ve done the hardest part. Once you get here, you’ll have days to spend lounging on the beach, dining at all of the unique…

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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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Swing Your Way to Port A

Get into the "swing" of island living. “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” -Duke Ellington By Duke Ellington’s standards, Port Aransas definitely means something, because it’s got that swing! The island is dotted with those playground fixtures of childlike wonder where maturity is…

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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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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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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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