Port Aransas Beach, Port Aransas

Port Aransas Beach boasts over 29 km (18 mi) of uninterrupted shoreline, warm Gulf waters, and soft white sand. Known primarily for its fishing opportunities and pristine beaches, the area also offers some of the best surfing spots in Texas. Pick up a souvenir T-shirt and head down to the restaurants that line the beachfront for some freshly boiled shrimp and crab, some of the many tasty local delicacies. With a beach-parking permit obtained from a local grocery store, you can drive along the beach and set up camp. Make Port Aransas Beach part of your personalized Port Aransas itinerary using our Port Aransas road trip planner .
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  • Beautiful Beach, Go see the light house, Water is ultimate Salty..lol We had to ride aroynd as the time started at 1, bu changed, then after a cancellation because of winds. 5:30 pm April 13, 2019 we ...  more »
  • Nice little beach but having to pay $12 to park is ridiculous. Go further down to Mustang Beach and save the money  more »
  • The beach in Port Aransas is pretty nice. In good American fashion you can park on the beach itself. This is FREE on the mile or so straight in front of the village. This is the part east of the fishi...  more »
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  • Best beach on the gulf! Always so beautiful and if you go early enough you get some great shells!
  • Love Port Aransas patronage is key to rebuilding it better than ever after the hurricane
  • Took the family on a 3 day trip. Beach was clean and comfortable. Enough room for us to put down our canopy for the day and hang out. Lots of people but not overly crowded. If you can find a place to back up to and keep the car close it’s even better.
  • Pretty nice beach took our dog and he loved it
  • We were lucky to get a condo overlooking the beach, so I would agree with the person before me that higher-level rooms are preferable if you want to be able to see anything. The beach is a short walk from the condo, which is really convenient. The water is nice and the waves are soothing on calmer days. On windier days like today, there is quite a bit of seaweed washed up, but it shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying a relaxing walk along the beach. The review I read before writing this complained of trash...I have seen a couple of small dropped items (a flip flop, a plastic bag caught in the sand), but I haven't seen much trash at all. In fact, I think the beach is very clean. All in all, I think that my first experience on the beach is a good one and I would love to come out here again.
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