• 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…

  • Port Aransas Beachtoberfest 2018 | 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…

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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.

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    Plan Ahead for these Annual Events in Port Aransas

    The beaches of Port Aransas are lovely to visit any time of year, but look ahead to these fun family events each year and you may discover a whole new side of Port A. From fishing tournaments to home tours, shopping events to bird-watching festivals, Port Aransas has numerous events throughout the year to suit every taste, interest and hobby.     January Port Aransas Tour of Homes: January, annually The Port Aransas Garden Club hosts a self-guided or bus tour of Port Aransas’ finest homes, from gated community residences to beachfront properties. The tour starts at the Port Aransas Community Center, where you can buy a ticket and pick…

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    How to Get to Port Aransas by Car, Boat or Plane

    Need help finding Port Aransas or determining the best route to get here? Here’s what you need to know about getting to Port A via car, boat or plane, no matter where you’re coming from.     How to Get Here by Car Port Aransas is located on the northern end of Mustang Island, one of the barrier islands of Texas on the Gulf of Mexico. There are two ways to get to Port Aransas: take the ferry from Aransas Pass or the JFK Causeway Bridge from Corpus Christi. Now depending on where you’re driving from, there are a few different ways to get to either of those areas which…