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18 miles of uninterrupted beach

Port Aransas

Some have referred to the coastal area in and around Port Aransas as the “Texas Riviera”. This spirit is captured for families and friends in the restaurants, art, music and festivals that are and occur in and around Port Aransas throughout the year. Southern Living magazine describes Port Aransas as “18 miles of uninterrupted beach, spectacular fishing, and casual restaurants where flip-flops are welcome and the seafood on your plate was likely caught that morning”.

Airport information

Daily flights on American, United and Southwest; 1000 International Dr., Corpus Christi, 78406; 361.289.0171, MFSP – 39.5 miles.


⍋ Desserted Island Ice Cream: $$ - Ice Cream, 100 E. White Ave.
⍋ EATS: $$-$$$ - Fine Contemporary ,112 E. White Ave.
⍋ Kody’s Restaurant and Bar: $$-$$$ - Riviera Seafood, 2034 State Hwy 361.
⍋ La Playa Mexican Grille: $$-$$$ - Mexican Seafood, 222 Beach St.
⍋ Liberty Hall: $$$$ - Seafood/Contemporary, 106 E. Cotter Ave.
⍋ Roosevelts: $$$$ - American/Seafood, 200 E. Cotter Ave.
⍋ Shells Pasta & Seafood: $$$, Contemporary American Seafood, 522 E. Avenue G
⍋ Stingray’s Taphouse and Grill: $$-$$$ , Riviera Beach Food/Sports, 401 Beach St.
⍋ The Phoenix Restaurant & Bar: $$$-$$$$, Fine Seafood/Cuisine, 337 N. Alister St.
⍋ Venetian Hot Plate: $$$$ - Italian Seafood, 232 Beach St.

Libations and Port A Sounds:

⍋ Behringer’s Landing:  patio, indoor/outdoor bars, live music; 905 State Hwy 361.
⍋ Bernie’s: Dancing, multiple bars, game room; 730 Trout St.
⍋ Giggity’s: Live Music, smoking allowed, no kids, Good Food is served; 722 Tarpon St.
⍋ Stingray’s Taphouse and Grill: If game is on it’s on at Stingray’s, cold beer, patio; 401 Beach St.
⍋ The Back Porch: Excellent venue for live music on bay with bar, 132 W. Cotter Ave.
⍋ The Gaff: Home of Belt Sander Racing, better pizza and a Port A iconic bar with patio fun. Dress code is not enforced. 323 Beach St.
⍋ Treasure Island: Crafted cocktails, indoor/outdoor bars, patio, music, 315 N. Alister.


⍋ City of Port A Dog Park: 700 Clark Parkway, MFSP.
⍋ Fire It! Ceramics: Family fun making your own art, 210 N. Alister.
⍋ Horace Caldwell Pier: Located at the end of Beach Street on the beach. Fishing, beach site seeing.
⍋ Humidor Del Sol: Cigars, 230 N. Alister.
⍋ Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center: raised boardwalk that is wheelchair accessible to view birds, alligators, fish, Ross Avenue (behind water treatment plant.
⍋ Pamilla Beach Golf Club: Arnold Palmer Signature Designed - “a poor man’s pebble”, 258 Snapdragon.
⍋ Paradise Pond: Nature/bird watching.
⍋ Port A Glass Studio and Art Gallery: 600 Cut-Off Rd.
⍋ Roberts Point Park: Fishing/Jetty-Pier, beach, picnic area, 301 J C Barr Blvd, MFSP – 2.3 miles.
⍋ Schlitterbahn: Extreme waterpark, 14353 Commodore Dr., Corpus Christi 78418.
⍋ Texas Gulf Duck Hunting: Call for directions
⍋ University of Texas Marine and Science Institute: Education centers, estuary, wetlands trail, animal rescue, 750 Channel View Dr.
⍋ Winston Candy Company: Unique candy solutions for all, 600 S. Alister.
⍋ Woody’s Sports Center: Offshore and bay fishing, 136 W. Cotter Ave.
⍋ Woody’s also home of: Dolphin Bay Tour and kid version Dolphin Bay Tour with surprise attack by pirates.
⍋ Horace Caldwell Pier: Located at the end of Beach Street on the beach. Fishing, beach site seeing.

Corpus Christi Attractions:

When traveling to Corpus Christi you can take 361 toward Padre Island or alternatively you can take the Ferry through Aransas Pass.  Ferry lines can be very long at different times (hour plus) so most of the times it makes sense to take 361 toward Padre Island route.
Texas State Aquarium: Very nice aquarium - 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi.
USS Lexington Museum: WWII Aircraft Carrier – 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi.
Museum of Science & History:1900 N. Chaparral St., Corpus Christi.
South Texas Botanical Gardens: 8545 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi.
Art Museum of South Texas: 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi.

Port Aransas Festivals:

⍋ Whooping Crane Festival: Whooping Crane and all birds - last weekend in February
⍋ Old Town Festival: Port Aransas downtown history with games, parade and music.
⍋ Sandfest: Sand sculpture contest, 100,000 people enjoy Port Aransas beach with music, food and sand sculptures. Last part of April.
⍋ Annual Artfest: art for sale, music and fun. May
⍋ Powder Puff (Women Only) Fish Tournament: June
⍋ Deep Sea Roundup: Fishing tournament – July
⍋ Harvest Moon Regatta: October

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