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The year-round sun and warmth of Texas is what makes it a great place for a getaway no matter the time of year. The beachside town of Port Aransas offers plenty of unique activities for visitors to enjoy. You’ll find many fun and exciting activities to add to your itinerary, but you’ll want to make sure to stop at some of the best beaches in Port Aransas for the ultimate relaxation.

Port Aransas Beach

Splash in the waves of the town’s main beach. The beach is clean and safe – it even has a lifeguard on duty. Stake your claim on the sand with beach chairs, umbrellas, and all your other beach gear for a fun time all day long. Stop by the pier for some eats and head back to the fun within minutes.

Mustang Island State Park

Enjoy the park’s five miles of coastline and soak up the sand, sun, and water. Sun yourself on the beach, swim in the waves, fish in the bay, and more. You can also camp! There are sites with water and electric hook ups, as well as “primitive” drive-up sites with no hook ups. Pack a picnic lunch, plan a hike or bike trip around the park’s 20 miles of trails, kayak or participate in another water activity, or even bird watch.

IB Magee Beach Park

Enjoy the waterfront and all its activities like swimming, snorkeling, building sand castles, or soaking up the Texas sun. Pack a picnic and enjoy it under the picnic shelters, and make sure to bring all your beach gear to make your home on the sand. Overnight camping at both RV and primitive sites is allowed for a small fee.

Horace Caldwell Pier

Surfers, anglers, bird watchers, and beach bums alike will find their home at the waves crashing at the Horace Caldwell Pier. The pier is located close to Port Aransas’ town center and sees plenty of traffic on nice, sunny days. Stake your claim on the beach with blankets, umbrellas, sand toys, picnic lunches, and more. Stay all day and enjoy a perfect sunset over the water. x

Padre Balli Park

Swim, fish, and enjoy every activity in between, then set up camp for the night. The white sandy beach hosts a mix of natural wonder and modern amenities to make your stay fun and memorable. Check the availability of hook ups before making plans for overnight camping. Ask about beach buggies that allow you to drive down the beach and make it to your chosen beach spot just a little bit sooner.

Bob Hall Pier

Fish and surf at this popular beach for both activities. Of course, you can also pack your swim and sand gear and hang out in the waves or on shore soaking up the sun. The location is a year-round attraction, and the pier features a small bait shop where you can purchase bait and tackle before heading out with your rod and reel.

Paradise Island National Seashore

Escape and enjoy the natural beauty of Texas’ Gulf Coast. The Padre Island National Seashore is just moments from downtown Port Aransas but feels like a world away when you arrive. There are over 70 miles of wild coastline awaiting your arrival and enjoyment. You’ll lose your worries and cares while you participate in fun activities like birding, fishing, and even sea turtle hatchling releases during the season.

San Jose Island

This is the only privately owned island on the list. The public is welcome, and it’s just a short ferry ride away from Port Aransas. Step onto the island and feel the world beyond the shores fade away. The pristine island is the perfect place for beach picnics, sea shell collecting, and other water activities you can only experience on an island. Natural island beauty awaits those who make the trip to the island’s shores.

Book Your Stay & Visit the Best Beaches in Port Aransas

Once you’ve decided to make Port Aransas your destination for some memorable Texas beach experiences, make sure your next step is booking a private vacation rental with Sandcastle Condominiums. You can begin and end every day of your Port Aransas beach adventures in a beautiful private vacation condo rental with all the comforts of your own home. Choose a small studio or one-bedroom unit for your smaller family or a sweetheart getaway, all the way up to a three-bedroom condo to accommodate a large group to experience the best beaches in Port Aransas. Enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom where you can catch a nap before more beach time and private outdoor spaces like patios or balconies. Choose a premium unit for perks and upgrades like hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and more.

Contact us today to start planning your trip to Port Aransas and have fun making beach memories to last a lifetime!