Located in the Texas Coastal Bend with a semi-tropical climate and Gulf breezes, Port Aransas is the perfect snowbird destination. Port Aransas, Texas, is often referred to as the "Best Kept Secret on the Gulf Coast". This seaside village is a welcome escape from life's hectic pace.
Miles of natural beautiful beaches, vibrant views, relaxing retreats. Enjoy shimmering sunrises over the Texas Gulf Coast and serene evenings on the bay. Wiggle your toes in the sand! Reel in a redfish, captain a kayak, search for seashells, birdwatch, shop coastal stores and dine in island style restaurants.
Known to casual and serious anglers alike as the "fishing capital of Texas," Port Aransas offers challenges and a string of rewards for everyone who casts a line. Anglers of all ages will find their own paradise in Port "A". There are four lighted piers to fish from day or night - and don't forget the jetties and surf-fishing on the beach!
Fish that can be caught in Texas coastal areas: Speckled Trout, Redfish / Red Drum, Black Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Kingfish, Tarpon, Sheep Head, Sailfish, Marlin, and Tuna. Bait fish that can be found in Texas coastal areas: Menhaden, Mullet, Croaker, and Piggy Perch.
Take a leisurely stroll on the beach or around town and enjoy the birds and nature of our island. Watch dolphins frolic in the ship channel. Rent a bike or electric buggie for zipping around while enjoying the arts, culture and history of Port Aransas or visiting boutiques and galleries filled with unique island treasures.
Enjoy 18 miles of uncrowded, unspoiled beach on this part of the world's longest barrier island, and one of only three in the United States you can still drive on with street legal vehicles and all things beachy. The beaches are great for shelling, strolling, sunning, playing and snowbird fun!
Soak up the natural serenity. Port Aransas is the perfect place for beach, sun and fun for the snowbirds seeking a warm haven for the winter weary.