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Hi beach-lover! Welcome to the Port Aransas Explorer beach blog! It’s great to have you here.

I’m Jill Clark and a semi-local Port Aransas beach-lover myself. While my family and I live in San Antonio, we spend as much free time as we can in our home on the beautiful beach of Mustang Island enjoying all the adventure and relaxation that Port Aransas has to offer.

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What about you?

  • Do you want to travel to Port Aransas with your family?
  • Want to take a road trip to the beach, but don’t know where to start planning?
  • Have you researched activities in Port Aransas and feel overwhelmed?
  • Do you want to set off & explore the Texas Gulf Coast?

You are not alone. I felt the same way from the moment my kids could walk. I couldn’t get to the beach in Port A often enough, it seemed.

Since I started this blog in early 2015, I have received tons of emails and messages online asking for help with planning a visit to Port Aransas. Some people want specific advice on rentals or local restaurants (which is my favorite thing to talk about, by the way).

Others want to know when is the best time of year to visit and what there is to do during the off-season. You’d be surprised how active this beachfront city can be in cooler weather.

Many people want to know how to slow their pace, relax and enjoy island time in Port Aransas. I’ve got tips for that too.

If any of these sound like you… You’ve come to the right place. Join 15,000+ other Port Aransas-lovers and meet your beach-loving tribe. Sign up below to get free Port Aransas tips and advice, as well as inspiration for enjoying the beach lifestyle. Know what the locals know and become an insider!


Get insider tips on where to stay, what to eat and ways to play in Port Aransas.

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SandFest 2019 in Port Aransas, TX

I even have a free Facebook group about all the things to do, see, and eat in Port Aransas. Come dive in!

My mission for this blog

When I first started our exploring Port Aransas with my growing family in 2004, I couldn’t believe how difficult it was to find good information about things like kid-friendly restaurants or off-beach activities.

I remember how discouraging it was, heading off on an adventure to the island, wondering if we had everything we needed, where we would grab dinner in town, or how to find activities to fill our week. 

My goal is to make it easy for people like you to learn what to do, see and eat in Port Aransas, whether it’s for your family, your girls weekend or guys fishing trip – and hopefully inspire you to discover something new and unexpected. I want to help you know what the locals know.

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I love hearing from followers like you who are excited to learn about Port Aransas and all its hidden gems on Mustang Island. So reach out if you have questions!

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So once again, welcome to the blog. There’s an ever-changing collection of local activity ideas and inside tips on this site already, and it will only continue to grow.

If you’d like to connect, come and stalk find me on FacebookInstagram, or Pinterest – I’d love to hear from you. Let’s get sandy!