Everything you need for the perfect beach vacation is here for you in Port Aransas & Mustang Island! Enjoy 18 miles of sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Experience a large variety of ways to make a splash during your Port Aransas vacation including: Surfing, boogie board, sail or jet ski, soar the skies parasailing, kiteboarding or windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding or kayaking, and much more!


Port Aransas is known as the Fishing Capital of Texas and offers plenty of bay and surf fishing opportunities. The Corpus Christi Bay shoreline boasts some of the best shallow-water fishing areas in Texas.


Art & Culture

For an authentic taste of Port Aransas culture, check out the Port Aransas Art Center or visit one of the many artist studios and galleries throughout town. The Port Aransas Museum also features educational information about the island throughout history and up to the present day. When the sun goes down, be sure to take advantage of Port A’s nightlife and live music scene.


Shopping & Dining

There are always things to do in Port Aransas. Rent a bicycle or tour the town on foot to explore the unique shops, boutiques and galleries featuring local artwork, decor, clothing and souvenirs. Numerous dining options are also available, from quick bites to casual eateries to fine dining restaurants.


Sun & Surf

Enjoy 18 miles of beautiful sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and relax to the sound of gentle waves lapping up against the shore. Mustang Island and Port Aransas are the perfect island getaway for couples, families and solo travelers with plenty of things to do to suit every travel preference and budget.



Grab your suit and try out the surfing, boogie boarding, sailing, jet skiing, parasailing and windsurfing options in Port Aransas. Or, paddle the Mustang Island State Park Paddling Trail and explore 20 miles of Corpus Christi Bay shoreline.


Camping & Hiking

Hike or bike through Port Aransas’s five nature preserves and enjoy the wildlife, including hundreds of species of resident birds. Visit the Animal Rehabilitation Keep or take a dolphin watching cruise for a more intimate experience with nature. Primitive and electric camping options are available just steps away from the beach.


Boats & Charters

Port Aransas is known as one of the best places on the Gulf Coast to fish for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and Red Snapper. With plenty of bay and offshore fishing options, the shallow-water fishing areas and deep blue waters of the Gulf provide ample fishing opportunities for novices and seasoned anglers alike.

Renting boats and charters in Port Aransas is the easiest way to access the local fishing areas. Inshore trips are recommended for beginners and are ideal for fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Red Snapper can be found year-round around local reefs. Seasoned fishing enthusiasts may choose to head offshore in a charter boat on the hunt for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, or Sailfish.