Mother’s Day is fast approaching and there’s no better way to honor Mom than to give her a gift that reminds her of her favorite place, the BEACH. Show your thanks for all of the sandy memories of days spent in the sun, fun times splashing in the waves, and laughter shared together at the beach with one of these awesome gifts.
Hidden away on the waterfront at the marina in Port Aransas, Harbor Lights Grill is a hidden gem that’s loved by locals. Few visitors have heard of it, but locals know where to go to find delicious seafood with a view. From seafood nachos to fried shrimp, and smoked fish dip to chili cheese burgers, the menu offers tasty options …
There are many different types of sea life that may be found along the shore of Mustang Island, as you explore Port Aransas. Two common sea creatures are Jellyfish and the Portuguese Man of War, both of which can give quite a powerful sting if touched. Be prepared to save the day by learning how to treat a jellyfish sting at the beach, plus some tips on how to assemble your own beach first aid kit.
The sun can be brutal after spending hours on the beach. You can ensure that your tender skin gets the moisture it needs by drinking lots of water, applying after sun aloe and lotion, and by using a humidifier. Using a humidifier for sunburn can be helpful in providing extra moisture to overly dry, tender skin. Because we all know that the worst thing you can do for sunburned skin is let it get dry… because then you’ll surely peel for days. Ouch.
A visit to Port Aransas will have you enjoying fun in the sun and sand, and your first stop before and after the beach should be the cool coastal coffee shop, Coffee Waves. Their wide variety of hot and cold coffee drinks will get you going in the morning, the paninis will have you coming back for lunch, and the delicious gelato will amaze your tastebuds. Coffee in Port Aransas has never been better.
Many of my readers have asked me what sun care products we use in our home. My fellow beach-lovers want to know what sunscreen I use for myself and my kids, and what products I recommend for treating inevitable sunburned noses and red shoulders for my family. Here’s my top picks.