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Beach Bum Journey to Port Aransas

You came to Port Aransas for Texas warmth, fun, sand, sun, and the water of the Gulf of Mexico. While there are many things to do and see in Port A that don’t include water or sand, your priority is an island and beach vacation in Texas. With a trip to Port A, you’re in luck because are plenty of beach activities to fill your time! Laze the day away or take advantage of the many activities that keep you close to the beach throughout your trip. Keep in mind some Port Aransas beach activities may require special licenses or permits, like fishing and boating licenses, before you can enjoy the experience to the fullest.


Pile your whole group into one vessel together for a good time on the water. Rent a boat from one of the many companies on Port A, then strike out on a water adventure unique to you and your loved ones. You can set sail for a favorite fishing destination, drop anchor and go for a swim, or hook up for water sports that involve toys like tubes, skis, wakeboards, water skis and more. Anyone born after September 1, 1993 must acquire a Texas boating license before taking the helm of any vessel over 15 hp.


Cast a line and wait for a bite. If it’s a casual activity for you, it may be a fun and slower paced way to keep close to the sand and water of the Gulf. Cast a lazy line from Horace Caldwell Fishing Pier and wait for a bite, or head down to Fisherman’s Wharf where you can charter a fishing boat that will take you to the best fishing spots around Port A. Many of the companies there offer half-day six-hour charters, as well as full days or multiple days at sea. At this point, it may not seem like beach bumming anymore, but tours are a great way to find a place a little further from your accommodations with a different beach atmosphere to experience. Make sure all the anglers in the group secure the appropriate Texas fishing license before heading out.

Jet Skis

It’s easy to laze away the day at the beach without a care. For those beach bums who feel the need for speed though, you’ll have an adrenaline-pumping good time when you rent a jet ski and slice through the waters of the Gulf around Port A at top speed. Many of the companies that rent boasts also rent jet skis for plenty of fast-paced water excitement. Charter a jet ski excursions or tour of the area, in case you want to get comfortable with the craft or see some of the best places around the island. A Texas boating license is required for jet skis as well.

Surf Camp

Picture the cliché beach bum: swim suit, sunglasses, towel, and a surf board. A beach bum island vacation to Port A is the perfect place to make the cliché look a reality for you and your traveling companions. Learn how to catch the perfect wave on a traditional surf board, windsurfing, or both. Professional instructors will take you from a land-based introduction to the board all the way up to catching your first wave and riding it back to shore. Many companies even rent gear outside of the lesson, so when you’re comfortable with your new skills, you can enjoy the activity with just you and your friends.


Swimming is probably one of the biggest no-brainer activities when it comes to island vacations. No matter where that island may be, being surrounded by water means being surrounded by water activities, including swimming. Slip into your swimsuit and grab your towel. Whether you choose to wade in and stay close to shore or get your daily exercise with a swim out past the breakers, taking a dip in the Gulf of Mexico is near the top of many activity lists for beach bums who visit Port A.

Beach Bumming in Port Aransas

Planning a vacation in Port Aransas means planning for participating in the many activities often found there. Take the first step in planning a beach bum’s getaway of a lifetime when you stay in a vacation rental in Port A provided by Sandcastle Resort Condominiums. We offer efficiency units all the way up to 3-bedroom condos for you and all your beach bum friends. Prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in an open living space for a movie or to relax and recount the day’s activities. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio or spend some time near the pool or on the sun deck.

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