Welcome to Port Aransas, Texas, a year around vacation hot spot for the young, old, and those in between. It’s one of the tourist hot spots for those seeking affordable family-centric adventure and recreation.
Since 2015, my family and I have made our annual summer trip to enjoy life on the beach, also known as life in paradise, in Port Aransas, Texas. That’s us on the beach in the photo below.
Roughly a population of 5000 or less located north of Padre Island, not far from the thriving metropolis of Corpus Christi and south of Rockport, Texas, Port Aransas is the only established tourist town on Mustang Island, one Texas’s longest barrier islands.
From November to February, Port Aransas, also affectionately known by most as “Port A,” is home to many “Winter Texans” looking to escape the colder climates of the North and Northeast for a warm and relaxing beach.
With weather anywhere from 60 degrees to 95 degrees between March and October, Port A has become the getaway for nearly 75,000 to enjoy the following:
- Spring breaks
- Holidays such as Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day
- Bird watching, including Pelicans
- Local and Deep Sea fishing
- Kayak paddling
- Surfing and swimming
- Mini and Full vacations
- and the very popular SandFest — the elaborate building of Sand Castles by some of the world’s best sculptors
Want to know and learn more about the tourist city of Port A, and enjoy all it has to offer during your stay?
Then, visit the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce website for a more intimate look into what adventures await you when you choose Port A as your next destination.