Port Aransas Beach, Port Aransas

Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • Port Aransas beach has been part of my life since childhood. It's a lovely beach in a welcoming small town.  more »
  • It's a very pretty beach but since its on the gulf there is seaweed. But theres barely. I saw many fish swimming around and there many sandbars so you can walk out very far and still be able to stand.  more »
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  • We love coming to the beach here and we come here nearly every year. Best beach in Texas
  • It's been a while coming to Port Aransas but it's actually pretty fun and peaceful. It's windy and sunny feeling like fall season. Enjoying the sounds of the ocean.

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