San Jose Island, Port Aransas

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  • So let down. Came here because of the shelling and pristine beach. Couldn't be farther from what I read and pictures I saw. Wasted $ 12.00.  more »
  • We have been going to St. Joe's Island (no one calls it San Jose) since 1970s. We came two weeks after July 4 weekend and it was prettier than I've ever seen it. The beach was all but deserted, compar...  more »
  • We packed a picnic and headed to the island. What a wonderful day playing in the sand, looking for shells and watching the boats come in to port. It's a must do event!  more »
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  • I love this island. We went three times in the last week we were on vacation in Port A. We took chairs, which really helps.
  • One of my favorite zen places. Calm, quiet, no structures of any kind--just beach, and fishing, and water. The boat ride over gave us dolphin and sea turtle sightings, too. Beautiful spot.
  • This is Ed bass's Private Island. No one will be able to go there.
  • Visited in early August and it was beautiful. A constant breeze off the Gulf helped it feel cooler. Saw many dolphins and sea turtles.
  • We took the Jetty Boat from Fisherman's Wharf to the Island. It's only $12 per person and unless you have your own boat or are a really good swimmer, it's the only way there... We have been here before and knew what we needed to bring to make the day a success, let me help you... either bring a wagon or rent a cart before getting on the boat. It's a long walk to get from the dock to the beach and it's just better if you have something with wheels to help you. Make sure you bring a cooler with cold drinks, and food. There is NOTHING on this island. You only have what you bring. Please let one of the things you bring be a trash bag. Use the trash bag to take all your trash back with you. You can even take some random trash back with you, the turtles and I would love that!! This is a place to relax, to fish, and to watch the turtles. The water is clear but not clear enough to snorkel, you can only see about 2 ft in the water.... there are some shells here on the beach if you come in the morning before the others get them, but there are not near as many as there used to be here. Bring shade. I am a sun loving beach girl... but even I need shade after being here a few hours, it gets hot on the jetty and on the beach. Enjoy yourself and your family and our beautiful world, this is a great place to reconnect and explore. You are allowed to go anywhere on the island though most people stop right at the beach, go out and look for hermit crabs and lizards, old boats and more...
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