• Beach in Port Aransas 110318 | www.portaransastex.com
    Beaches,  Nature & Birding

    7 Ways to be Kind to the Beach in Port Aransas

    We've all heard the phrase, "take only pictures, leave only footprints". And with National Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th this year, it got me thinking... There are so many ways to be kind to one another, but how can we be kind to the beautiful beach that brings us so much joy? Here are 7 ways you can be kind to the beach in Port Aransas.

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    Activities,  Beaches,  Events

    7 Things Every SandFest Newbie Should Know

    For those who know about SandFest, they can't wait for April every year in Port Aransas. For those who haven't experienced it yet, here's 7 things to know about SandFest, the wildly-popular beach festival where creative sculptors craft amazing, temporary art on the sand.

  • Port Aransas TX | www.portaransastex.com
    Activities,  Beaches,  Kids

    30+ Ways to Enjoy Port Aransas on a Rainy Day

    While we love our sunny days in Port Aransas, if you’re looking for rainy day activities in our city by the sea, here are a few suggestions…   1. Explore the island’s local museum. The Port Aransas Museum is open three days a week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Docents give tours, historical lessons, share games and offer tutorials. They also give tours of the Little Chapel on the Hill (aka Chapel in the Dunes).  Copies of more than 12,000 photos and documents pertaining to the history of Port Aransas are available for viewing, along with artifacts, oral histories of island locals and movies of Port Aransas in the 1920s.   2.…

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    Beaches,  Local Tips

    Parking on the Beach in Port Aransas

    When visiting the beaches of Port Aransas, you’ll find that the beaches are wide and fairly flat. For this reason, driving on the beach is allowed in the sandy lane-like areas in front of the dunes. While driving on the beach won’t cost you a thing, parking on the beach will require a beach parking permit, which is a simple sticker to be placed in the corner of your car’s windshield. These annual permits are valid for the year and can be purchased for only $12.00. Having a beach parking permit will allow you to park legally for “free” on the beach between Marker 0-62. Annual beach parking permits can…