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Girls’ Journey to Port A

Sometimes you need a getaway with just your girlfriends. Whether it’s to get away from the stress and worry of the everyday or reconnect with the ones you haven’t seen in a while, a trip to Port Aransas TX with your girl pals to Port A may be just what everyone needs to brighten their days. There are plenty of things to do and see that will keep you and your girls out enjoying everything Port A has to offer.


Island vacations should be all about the beach! While there are plenty of things to do and see in Port A, there’s nothing like hanging with your friends, a drink in your hand, and laying out in the sun on the sand. Slip into your swimsuit and take the short walk from your condo to the beach and the waves of the Gulf. Go for a swim, grab a mask and snorkel to check out what’s below the water, build sandcastles together, or get your exercise with a walk or run on the beach.


See the sights of Port A! There are many historic places around Port A that you don’t want to miss. Cruise past the Lydia Ann Lighthouse on a sightseeing cruise – it’s not accessible by land. Hike to Chapel on the Dunes, a historic church built in the 1930s by the family of former Texas poet laureate Aline Carter or visit the Port Aransas Museum or Farley’s Historic Boat Shop to learn more about Port A history.

Marine Life

Sit back and relax while on a journey on the water in search of its residents. You can charter a wildlife spotting cruise on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico! Bring your camera for glimpses of dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and other sea life. The captain may allow drinks – including alcohol – and snacks aboard, but make sure to ask first and remember: no glass containers.

Glowing Kayak Tour

Head out on a unique nighttime adventure. You and your friends will board clear kayaks outfitted with special underwater LED lights. Change the pattern and color of the lights to your liking, then paddle around the area on a guided tour. Learn about Port A’s history and the ecosystem that surrounds it, and don’t forget to look below for a view of the goings-on of the underwater world below your vessel. Most tours take approximately 1.5 hours.

Shorty’s Place

Shorty’s has been a Port A staple since 1946, so they know how to throw a party, Port A-style. Dubbed “the island’s oldest & friendliest,” it’s one of the best places on the island for live music. There’s always a packed schedule of local bands that play everything from blues and soul music to country and classic rock. Fill up on traditional bar and pub fare and take your pick of drinks from their extensive menu. Head down to 101 Beach Street in Port A for all-night fun! Hours are 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Monday-Saturday, and 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Sundays. Call 361-749-8224 for more information.


While you and your girls may meet for some “retail therapy” back home from time to time, make sure it’s also part of your Port A vacation. You’ll want to make sure to hit the many shops and boutiques in search of something only the island offers. You’re sure to find some interesting treasures and souvenirs to remember the trip.

Surf Camp

If it’s a day at the beach with some new experiences thrown in you and your girls are after, gather everyone and get schooled in the art of riding the waves. You can choose lessons in windsurfing, regular surfing, or both! Professional instructors will take you from an introduction to the board on land all the way up to catching your first wave in the waters of the Gulf. Many companies even rent gear, so when you’re comfortable with your skills, you can enjoy the activity outside of the lessons.

Destination: Port A Fun with the Girls

We’re glad you chose Sandcastle Condos! Skip the hotel and multiple room bookings for all your friends and gather everyone together in a single space when you rent a vacation condo at Sandcastle Condos. Choose from condos as large as three bedrooms for your ideal girls’ retreat. With all the activities you’ve planned during your stay, keep your energy up when you fix a meal or snack in the fully equipped kitchen. After a day of fun in the sun, come back to an open living space and watch a movie or TV show with friends, or unwind in a private bedroom. No matter which unit you choose, you and your girls will enjoy all the places to visit in Port Aransas and more!

Contact us today to book your stay for a memorable girls’ trip you’ll all be talking about for years to come!

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