You Need: Vitamin Sea

And your prescription is some time on the beach. Take often for best results.

For you, being by the ocean just feels right. You find beauty in small moments like feeling the sea breeze lifting your hair and watching the Gulf tide reaching further toward you. Some rejuvenating time on the beach in Port Aransas will satisfy your soul. Check out this custom Port A itinerary with an extra dose of Vitamin Sea in mind.

Set The Mood

You've finally broken away and are heading to the ocean. What do you play on the way? This "Vitamin Sea" playlist, of course. Celebrate the sun, sand, and waves that call you to the coast with these songs.


Port Aransas has one of the few beaches in the country you can drive right on, so no need to waste any time in getting down to the water! Rent a golf cart to truly embrace the island life, and cruise along the sand until you reach your stretch of sand. If you book a beach set-up with Port Aransas Local Co. or 361 Blue, finding that stretch of sand will be easy! These concierge services simplify a beach day, setting up your beach chairs and umbrellas so you don't have to waste any time or luggage space on set-up and takedown. 

There are few views more beautiful than a Texas sunrise, but in Port Aransas, that beauty is multiplied tenfold as the sun rises right over the water on the beach. Setting that alarm will be more than worth it when the sky and ocean water, streaked with shades of pink and orange, give you that first dose of Vitamin Sea and take your breath away. Book a sunrise family photography session with a local photographer to capture these memories of time spent on your favorite Texas beach.


Don't miss out on any time by the water and pick a lunch spot with a view! Choose from restaurants along the marina—Virginia's on the Bay, Trout Street Bar & Grill, Grumbles Seafood Co., and FINS Grill & Icehouse—and sit outside to soak in the views and enjoy fantastic dishes.

After lunch, you can go back to the beach to try a new activity. Perhaps you want to take a private surfing lesson, or cast a line from the jetty and reel in a keeper. You could also use this time to rent a kayak and explore the island from a new direction by heading over to explore the paddling trails at Mustang Island State Park or around Lighthouse Lakes.

However, if you perhaps need a break from the sun, there are plenty of other activities that will still give you a taste of the beach without having to be outdoors. Use your afternoon to go shopping and stock up on coastal home décor. That way, when you have to return home, you will still be able to carry with you a dose of Vitamin Sea!


Rather than spending any time away from your favorite place, keep the beach day going for dinner by scheduling a beach boil with Rollin' Tide Boil Co. They "roll their pot to your spot," so you can enjoy a classic boil dinner of crab, crawfish, potatoes, and more. Rollin' Tide will also build you an evening bonfire and provide s'mores for a sweet nightcap. 

You could also spend your evening aboard a sunset dolphin-watching cruise like the Scarlet Lady Dolphin Adventures or the Mustang boat from Neptune's Charters. You can soak in the beautiful sunset on these cruises and catch sight of the historic Lydia Ann lighthouse or dolphins leaping in the wake of the boat. It's the kind of cruise that heals your soul!

Places To Stay

Your main goal is to while away your free time on the sand, so you need to pick a place to stay that gets you there in the least amount of time. A condo rental at The Dunes, Sandcastle Condominiums, or Aransas Princess is just a short jaunt to the beachfront, as is a stay at one of the many beach houses out of a neighborhood with a boardwalk.

On The Beach

One of the advantages you get when visiting Port Aransas is the proximity from your lodging of choice to the sparkling water of the Gulf Coast.  With a…