There’s truly no replacement for exploring the beauty of Port Aransas in real life, in real-time, but it’s possible to get a glimpse of this little slice of heaven from wherever you call home.
For many visitors to Mustang Island and Port Aransas, the idea of a tiny, secluded chapel nestled in the sand dunes is like a hidden treasure. The beautiful little white chapel is tucked away from the crowds of beach-goers and known only to avid Port Aransas history-lovers.
Here are 5 things you may not have known about the Chapel on the Dunes.
Less than an hour’s drive from Port Aransas is the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas. Close enough to spend the day, the Aquarium is an exciting day trip to enjoy sea life that the whole family will love.
Every winter, the endangered whooping cranes migrate to the warm waters of the Texas Gulf Coast. Their arrival is celebrated in Port Aransas with the 4-day Whooping Crane Festival in late February. It’s an exciting time for nature-lovers to catch a glimpse of the beautiful cranes.
Just imagine relaxing as you watch the sun rise over the ocean in the morning, watch the ferry boats cross the waterway, or daydreaming as you watch beach carts and families enjoying the sand and waves.
I’d highly recommend rising early and catching the sunrise over the south jetty to anyone who visits Port Aransas, regardless of the time of year. These are my best tips for making it an awe-inspiring experience.