• Chapel on the Dunes in Port Aransas | www.portaransastex.com
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    Where to Find the 8 Wonders of Port Aransas

    When you think of an ideal beach town, filled with the sights, sounds and flavors of island life, Port Aransas is one city sure to fit the bill. While you may live nearby or visit on occasion as a weekend getaway, the locals know that there’s more to Port A than just the beaches and the fishing. There are 8 (and probably more) local treasures that are referred to as the 8 Wonders of Port Aransas. Here’s what I know and where to find them…   The 8 Wonders of Port Aransas The original list of the 8 Wonders of Port Aransas was compiled by the Port Aransas Museum. The…

  • What has Reopened in Port Aransas Since Hurricane Harvey | www.portaransastex.com
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    What Has Reopened in Port Aransas Since Hurricane Harvey

    NOW OPEN IN PORT ARANSAS AFTER HARVEY (last updated 9/2/18) SHOPS & BUSINESSES – Ace Hardware: OPEN as of March 15 – Alister Street Carts: OPEN – Ash Cart Rental: OPEN – Aston’s Tile: OPEN at Tower Center – Balinese Wellness Spa: OPEN – Bay Quest: under repair, reopening in summer 2018 – Big Shell Bikes: OPEN in temporary location, 361-445-7001 – BoardHouse Surf & Skate: OPEN – Bojon’s: OPEN – Bron’s Beach Carts: OPEN, 361-290-7143 www.bronsbeachcarts.com – C&G Sisters Island Boutique: OPEN – Casa Bella Salon: OPEN at Shops at Port A – Cell Phone Island: OPEN at Shops at Port A – Chilla’s Storage & Gift Shop: opening…

  • Beach in Port Aransas TX | www.portaransastex.com
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    6 Events You Shouldn’t Miss at Beachtoberfest

    Fall is right around the corner and in Port Aransas, the excitement of the upcoming Beachtoberfest has everyone buzzing. While spending summer on the beach in Port A is quite enticing for all of us, the Fall season on the island is truly not to be missed. The temperatures are cooler, the breezes are relaxing and the crowds are fewer. But what you may not know is that the upcoming events of Beachtoberfest are six weeks of Fall fun. Beachtoberfest in Port Aransas runs from September 20th to October 28th, 2018. There are live music events, fishing tournaments, super chef competitions and barbecue cook-offs. And did I forget to mention…

  • Playground at Roberts Point Park in Port Aransas | www.portaransastex.com
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    Enjoy the View from Roberts Point Park

    During every visit to Port Aransas, I’ve always taken our kids to Roberts Point Park. As a family, we’re always on the lookout for great attractions in Port Aransas that are ideal for kids. Roberts Point Park is a perfect combination of activities, gathering areas and waterfront view.   Park Location Roberts Point Park is located at 301 JC Barr Blvd., which runs right along beside the Port Aransas Ferry boat landing. The park is on about 50 acres on a peninsula of land that separates the Corpus Christi Ship Channel from the Port Aransas City Marina. The entire park peninsula is easily visible from the ferry boats crossing the…

  • Port Aransas TX | www.portaransastex.com
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    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…