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Get out and explore this beautiful barrier island. You may be surprised at what you discover.
Pelicans in Port Aransas |

Maybe you’re new to Port Aransas.

Or maybe you are planning the annual summer visit to the beach with the extended family.

Or maybe you’re like me, and began as a consistent beach visitor that became a permanent second-homeowner and a semi-local.

Whatever the reason, you’ll soon discover what makes Port Aransas a relaxing getaway for so many and why most simply don’t want to leave.

Beach in Port Aransas |

From the outside looking in

Let’s face it, sometimes you need a visitor’s perspective to get to know the best of your city. I don’t live in Port Aransas, but a short 3 hours up the road in San Antonio.

That tourist outlook that makes you explore a new city is what I continually use to discover awesome local gems every time I’m in Port Aransas.

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One day I'll go to the beach in Port Aransas and forget to come back. |

There’s more to explore in Port A

When I first visited Port Aransas, sixteen years ago, I was completely clueless. Other than the obvious road to the beach, I had no idea where to find cool things to do or the best place to take my family to eat.

I met a lot of people who had been here for much longer than me that were convinced that Port Aransas didn’t have much to offer beyond fishing, the sand and the sea.

And yet, as I started venturing around town, exploring the parks and marinas, visiting different restaurants and shops, I found that the notion that “all Port Aransas has to offer is the beach” proved to be hugely untrue. There’s so much out there to see, eat and explore on this island.

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Sunset in Port Aransas |

It’s there if you just know where to look

Here at Port Aransas Explorer, you will find information and tips on what to do, what to see and where to eat in Port Aransas, Texas, Mustang Island and the surrounding areas. Think of this site as a bucket list of the best of Port A and the surrounding Coastal Bend to be explored, one day at a time.

Even now, I still get amazed reactions from friends and visitors when I show them beautiful pictures from Port Aransas and nearby coastal destinations. Most have no idea that some of these local gems exist!

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Get out there and explore

So go ahead… Escape. Explore. Enjoy getting to know Port Aransas, and prepare to be blown away by all that is waiting to be discovered on this beautiful island.

Then come back and tell me all about it. 🙂

Jill Clark, Port Aransas Explorer |

About your explorer

My name is Jill Clark and family has been in Port Aransas since early 2004. We have grown to love this beautiful island community. From wandering wide-open beaches to fishing the expansive bay areas, Port Aransas has so much to offer visitors and locals alike.

We enjoy experiencing the beach life, wildlife and relaxing life that island pace has introduced us to and I hope to share my love of Port Aransas with you.

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I always welcome your comments, local area tips, and suggestions on what you would like to see more of in Port Aransas. Thanks for visiting.

Jill Clark |

Founder and beach-lover

This website is not affiliated with the City of Port Aransas or the Chamber of Commerce or Visitor’s Bureau.

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