• 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…

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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…

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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…

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    8 Live Webcams in Port Aransas to Enjoy the View

    Port Aransas lures visitors from all over the nation. Some visit for a weekend in the Summer, others for a couple of weeks in the Winter. They inevitably take a home a love for the ocean or ferry view and long to enjoy it year-round. So what’s a Port Aransas beach-lover to do? If you’re unable to be ON the beach in Port A, we’ve gathered some local Port Aransas webcams for you to enjoy the view from the comfort of wherever you are.