Feeling the urge to get away and slow things down? A visit to Port Aransas is quite the catch. Bring your trusted teammates to Port A to run out the clock on island time. Everything moves a bit slower in Port A, and that’s just how we like it — it’s why so many families make a trip to Port Aransas their yearly tradition.

Proud partner of the Dallas Cowboys, Port Aransas is a touchdown for those seeking a relaxing island escape within reach. With eighteen miles of calm, uninterrupted coastline, coastal cuisine cooked to perfection, some of the best fishing in the world, and unbelievable birding along the Central Flyway, you’re sure to find something for the whole team to enjoy.

Fisherman Catch Fish

Prepare for the Catch of a Lifetime

Port A is known to casual and serious anglers alike as the “Fishing Capital of Texas.” Whether your play is bay, jetty, or deep sea – Port A has the best fishing around. Make the trip for a nearly guaranteed catch of a lifetime. If you’re seeking competition more than relaxation, keep an eye on the Port Aransas event calendar. Port A hosts over 20 fishing tournaments during the summer, with a competition for every level ranging from billfish to redfish tournaments.

Looking for seafood straight from hook to plate? There are several restaurants that will cook your catch and make the most of the bounty you’ve worked hard to reel in. Try fresh coastal cuisine at our open-air eateries for delicious dishes ranging from classic to new island flavors, whether you caught it yourself or not.


Win Two Tickets & A Parking Pass To The Next Cowboys Home Game

As proud partners of the Dallas Cowboys, Visit Port Aransas is giving away two tickets and premium parking for every regular season home game during the 2024 season.

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Run Out The Clock On Island Time

Life moves at a slower pace when you’re on island time. Find your stretch of sand and enjoy the warm Gulf waters with a cold drink in your hand. Feel the warm sand between your toes, and breathe in the scent of sunscreen and salty air. There’s no better place to slow things down and run out the clock.

However, island time doesn’t have to mean slowing down. There are plenty of activities available to get your blood pumping. Grab your boogie board, test your balance on a surfboard, or tear across the waves on a jet ski. With eighteen miles of uninterrupted coastline, the playbook for relaxation is yours to choose.

Group on Beach

Anchor Your Traditions in Port Aransas

Imagine your post-game winddown with calm waves and an endless shoreline. It’s within reach, and it’s south of the stadium. Forget about flight cancellations and airline bag policies, and fast forward to rolling your windows down as soon as you’re close enough to breathe in the ocean air. Here, the sun shines a bit warmer, the breeze feels a bit cooler, and every moment is a memory waiting to be made. It’s no wonder countless Texans have anchored their traditions in Port Aransas for generations.

Leave the car or truck in your vacation rental’s driveway and make your way around the island the Port A way—in a golf cart. Feel the sea breeze in your hair, cruise to your favorite beach tunes, and experience the epitome of what a drive to the beach with the family can be. Best of all, you won’t have to worry about finding parking; you can roll right up onto the beach, dig your toes in the sand, cast a line into the surf, and enjoy the relaxing fun you can only have on an island getaway.

With something to offer everyone—from boogie boarding with the kids along our 18 miles of beachline to exploring a restaurant scene filled with the freshest seafood—this eclectic town is full of surprises you’ll want to revisit year after year. Whether you’re looking to escape for an island getaway within reach or get the kids outdoors to explore Texas’ coast, it’s time to get acquainted with The Island Life and make your way to Port A.