Port Aransas is a wonderfully laid-back town, and it’s no surprise as to why. The gorgeous Gulf beaches and abundant fishing opportunities make for a slow paced, relaxing environment that creates the perfect vacation spot. When you aren’t out on the beach, fishing, boating, or wildlife watching, though, there’s still plenty more for you to do. The Port Aransas community has plenty of different stores with all kinds of themes that make for the perfect places to find that gift you’ve been looking for, or even a souvenir to commemorate your trip. While you’re in town, here are some places you might consider visiting.
If you’re looking for something to add to your time at the beach, why not stop by Fly It! and pick up a kite? This is an especially great stop if you’re bringing the kids along with you, as you can bring them along to find their favorite kite to run down the beach with. There are more than just kites, too. You can even find flags, windsocks, and yard decorations to bring home with you, all while supporting a local business.
This is a great stop on multiple levels because you can stop in and pick up local and regional wines that you won’t find anywhere else, and there’s also a bar on site if you want to stay in for a bit and have a couple drinks. They offer casual dining in the form of appetizers and charcuterie boards, and there’s often live music for you to enjoy with your new favorite wine.
Bella Bella Boutique
If you’re looking to pick up some unique fashion while you’re in town, there are definitely plenty of boutiques for you to choose from, and Bella Bella is definitely one of the can’t miss stops. Owner Christina Bell is a long-time resident of Port Aransas and has gone to great lengths to find bold fashion choices that women of all sizes can enjoy in this inclusive space. There’s a ton here, including clothes, jewelry, shoes, hats, and plenty more, so come and see for yourself.
Chilla’s Storage and Gift Shop
Though they sell climate-controlled boat and RV storage, you’ll find that Chilla’s also makes for a great spot if you’re looking for the perfect souvenir to help commemorate your Port Aransas visit. There is a tone of nautical themed metal wall art here, making for the perfect piece to hang at home. There’s also plenty of colorful pottery, signs, plates, jewelry, and more, so stop by and find something uniquely Port Aransas.
Covered top to bottom and wall to wall, this is a fun gift shop to stop by if you’re looking for a souvenir but you might not be sure exactly what you’re looking for. There’s an eclectic selection here that you’ll just have to see for yourself, and if there’s something you can’t bring back with you, they even offer shipping.
Shannon Lafayette Photography
Whether you’re just looking to capture a family vacation or you’re having a special gathering out in Port Aransas for something like a wedding or birthday, you can easily schedule a photoshoot on the beach through this company. If you want to make your Port Aransas trip official with a professional photoshoot on the beach, this is the place to contact.
Lone Star Taste
Texas is a big place with all kinds of different kinds of treats, and you’ll be able to find many of them at Lone Star Taste exclusively out in Port Aransas. Sauces, dips, preserves, jerky, specialty sodas, and countless other different snacks are waiting for you here, and if you want to stock up on some of your favorites before you head back home, many of these goods stay fresh for a long time.
Mirage Beach Wear
You’re in town and right next to some of the best beaches in the state, so of course there’s going to be a swimwear store. Whether you forgot to pack your beach clothes, or maybe you just want something fresh and new, you’ll find new beach fashion for men, women, and children alike. They also have their own line of souvenirs, and equipment for surfing and skateboarding.
Coastal Closet is a great boutique shop to visit if you’re looking for a carefully curated selection of name brand clothing for just about anyone, and that’s not all, either. This store also has plenty of furniture and interior decorations for you to choose from if you’re looking to bring something home with you to help liven up your house with something that reminds you of the beach life.
There’s Plenty More in Port Aransas
This is just a small selection of some of the best stores in Port Aransas stay. While you’re in town seeing what everyone has to offer, you might even find another store off the beaten path that speaks to you. Come by and visit us, and hopefully you’ll find that perfect piece of Port Aransas to bring back home with you.