Accessible Travel

Highlighting Accessibility Options On The Island

Port Aransas wants everyone to feel welcome and comfortable on its shores. From enjoying the beach to dinning in thelocal  restaurants there is so much to enjoy in on the Texas coast. Take a trip to Port A and get the full island experience. Utilize the options below to ensure you and your family or friends have the smoothest trip possible!


If you are wheelchair-bound, the City of Port Aransas offers a Mobile Beach chair for handicapped visitors to enjoy the City beaches. The chair features wide, reinforced tires to ensure effortless gliding across the sand. Rental of the chair is easy—all you need to do is fill out the application found here and submit it to the contact information provided. The City only has one chair currently, so rental is restricted to 48 hours at a time.

Mustang Island State Park, located just down the island a bit, also has two beach wheelchairs available for park visitors. These can be utilized by checking in with park staff upon arrival.


Port Aransas is well-known for its abundant wildlife and stunning landscapes. The Port Aransas Nature Preserve consists of four sites—Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, Wetland Park, Joan & Scott Holt Paradise Pond, and Charlie’s Pasture. All of the sites feature wheelchair-accessible boardwalks.

Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center’s iconic overlook features a ramp up to the top for peak birdwatching views. Wetland Park also has a raised, wheelchair accessible, boardwalk that leads to a gazebo overlooking tidal flat and marsh habitats, home to many wading and shorebirds.

Nature & Parks

Just because Port Aransas is situated on an island doesn’t mean the beach is the only natural beauty in the vicinity for all visitors to enjoy. Experience…

Dining & Lodging

Did you know you have the ability to filter “Places to Stay” and “Restaurants” by ADA accessibility? Simply select “ADA-friendly” in the amenities menu on the left-hand side. From there, you can select other requirements, like “Pet-friendly” or “Kids Menu.” The full list of ADA-friendly restaurants can be found here, and the list of places to stay can be found here.


In Port Aransas golf carts are the favored mode on transportation around the island. They’re compact, quick, and perfect for a jaunt around town or to take to the beach…not to mention fun! And now, they’re also accessible. Sly Customs, Inc. recently unveiled a modified cart designed specifically for easy wheelchair onboarding and offboarding. Reserve it for your next trip by contacting Sly here.