Roll with the Rules

In Port Aransas, driving around in a golf cart, or “beach cart,” is part of the island lifestyle. Hop on a cart for a ride along the beach or scoop up the whole crew for some coastal cuisine at a local restaurant. Port A is one of the few cities in Texas that allows the operation of golf carts on city streets. To keep the carts fun, safe, and rolling, there are a few things you will want to know first. 

Beach Cart Rules

  1. Golf carts are considered motor vehicles and most traffic laws apply to their operation, including but not limited to seat belts, car seats, open containers, and DWI laws. 
  2. If you are bringing your golf cart to Port Aransas you must register it with the City of Port Aransas.
  3. The beach is a city street. 
  4. Golf carts may only be operated by persons with a valid operator's permit and/or driver's license. 
  5. Golf carts may not be operated on Highway 361 (South of Avenue G intersection) 
  6. Golf carts must move to the right and yield the right of way to faster-moving vehicles. 
  7. Golf carts may not be operated upon any public sidewalk, pedestrian walkway, playground, public park, school ground, or other public recreational areas not designated for motor vehicle traffic. 
  8. The driver and every occupant of a golf cart must remain seated in a seat designed to hold passengers while the golf cart is in motion. 
  9. No person may ride in the lap of the driver or any other occupant. 

Spend time under the sun with friends and family while you get around town island-style. Keep your car clean as the ocean flows through your hair in an open beach cart. Leave your wet swimsuit on as you jump into your beach cart and head on your next adventure. Don't miss one minute of fun in Port Aransas!

Flynn Goes For A Ride