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Mustang Island State Park, Port Aransas

(3.9/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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  • Nothing fancy physically about this place, but we really enjoyed the food and attention from the proprietor. Excellent sandwiches and homemade desserts. Located within 2 blocks of ferry to mainland.  more »
  • We loved our beach vacation here. Park hosts and rangers were super helpful and friendly. Children rode their bikes all over the campground and the beach. Clean bathroom facilities. Beach was quiet an...  more »
  • We camped at Mustang Island State Park in June 2016 in our pop up camper. The camping area is quite small, there are not many sites. The sites are basically 2 rows with a parking/road in between. They...  more »
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  • Mustang island state park was top notch. Right from the time we showed up until we left. The parks people were super friendly and helpful. The beach camping was spectacular until the tides came up to high and chased us inland. The bathroom and shower facilities were clean. Even the chemical toilets on the beach were well maintained. The only noise that wasn't drowned out by the ocean was the birds. We even had phone reception, with AT&T, and we're able to work while we stayed. The beach was super well packed and we took our VW jetta pulling our tent trailer down camp sites
  • Its quiet lovely sand nice tables. We came here just for the day instead of bob hall pier. We like this much better! Bathrooms are more convenient - yes just porta potties but closer to where we were sitting. I also appreciated that it seems much more family oriented and for a saturday pretty quiet with only a few families. There is space to drive on the beach but we enjoyed the part that did not allow cars so seemed safer.
  • IMPORTANT: If you plan on camping, you need to be here before 8 PM! That's when the office closes and they give you your parking/ camping pass. When we went, it was $5/ adult plus $10 for camping in a tent. My friends and I camped here for a weekend and had an absolute blast! There is a two-story building across from the office building that has showers on the first floor and bathrooms on the second floor. So nice to have some creature comforts! We were able to pitch our tent just fine on the beach. My minivan never got stuck in the sand, and I didn't see anyone having that issue while we were here. The sand feels sooo good! No large shells, like on the Corpus Christi Bay area. There wasn't a ton of seaweed when we went either, like how it can build up in Galveston. Camping was super fun! We were able to have a campfire and make s'mores. Build your pit kind of deep, around 1.5-2 feet deep, because the wind picks up. At night, the stars were beautiful. They also have patrol that goes around at night for security. For scenic views, the sun rises on this side of the island, so you won't be able to get a picture of the sunset here.
  • This was an amazing place to camp and hang out for the weekend. We came from Dallas and chose the primative camping option. There were plenty of sites to choose from. All of the sites were in short walking distance of outdoor showers and porta potties. The beach was clean as well as the campsite. We saw prairie dogs, pelicans, sand crabs, hawks, little mussels, and tons of fish. The water was surprisingly clear. We didn't see any jellies on Saturday, but on Sunday, there were jellies everywhere. Found lots of shells by the jetty. I would really recommend going to the jetty. There were a lot of neat tide pools with hermit crabs, fish, and sea crabs. It was really windy, so setting up the tent was slightly difficult. You are allowed to have a fire pit on the beach, so we cooked out all weekend. Saturday during the day was crowded, but most of the day trippers were gone by dinner. The wardens were friendly, and were not overbearing or aggressive at all. It was worth the trip!
  • We had such a great time day one we came back before heading out on the road again. Showers made this possible. Not the cleanest showers but hey they were there and got the job done. Hands down was hiking out to the end of the jetties, seeing a guy attempt surfing, a few sea turtles, and getting blasted with wave spray when we made it to the end. MadMae had a fantastic time catching here first wave on a boogey board. The two rangers we met were fantastic!! Big smiles and let the kid chat their ears off. Worth the $5 per adult!!!