Activities – Explore Port Aransas

So many activities to do while visiting Port Aransas… Here is a compilation of some of our suggestions. Click on the links below to get some inspiration. Enjoy!

DINING

One of many activities to do in Port Aransas - Delicious Seafood Dinner setting of fish and vegetables

Port A Restaurants

NameStreetCityStateZipPhoneWebsiteWPRef
Irie's Island Food503 North Alister StreetPort AransasTX78373361-749-2310http://www.iriesislandfood.com
Beach and Station Street Grill235 Beach, Port AransasPort AransasTX78373361-749-2303
Coffee Waves1007 State Hwy 361Port AransasTX78373http://www.coffeewaves.com
Venetian Hot Plate232 Beach St.Port AransasTX78373361-749-7617http://www.venetianhotplate.com
Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn200 East Cotter AvenuePort AransasTX78373361-749-1540http://www.thetarponinn.com
Shells Pasta & Seafood522 E Avenue GPort AransasTX78373361-749-7621http://www.eatatshells.com
San Juan410 Cut Off RdPort AransasTX78373361-749-6521http://www.sanjuanrestaurant.net
Avery's Kitchen200 W Ave GPort AransasTX78373361-749-0650http://www.averyskitchen.com
Port A Pizzeria407 E Avenue GPort AransasTX78373361-749-5226http://www.portapizzeria.com
Seafood & Spaghetti Works910 S Alister StPort AransasTX78373361-749-5666http://www.seafoodandspaghettiworks.com
Frankie's Kitchen717 Tarpon StreetPort AransasTX78373361-749-1909
Moby Dick's517 S Alister St.Port AransasTX78373361-749-9447http://www.mobydicksporta.com
La Playa Mexican Grille222 Beach AvePort AransasTX78373361-749-0022
Whataburger729 Highway 361Port AransasTX78373http://www.whatburger.com
Back Porch Bar132 W Cotter AvePort AransasTX78373361-749-2800http://www.pabackporchbar.com
Virginia's On The Bay815 Trout StPort AransasTX78373361-749-4088http://www.virginiasportaransas.com
Trout Street Bar & Grill104 W Cotter AvePort AransasTX78373361-749-7800
Crazy Cajun Seafood Restaurant303 Beach AvePort AransasTX78373361-749-5069http://www.thecrazycajun.com
Cancun Grill and Cantina1023 Highway 361Port AransasTX78373361-749-5596
Fins Grill and Icehouse420 West Cotter Avenue, Unit APort AransasTX78373361-749-8646http://www.finsgrillandicehouse.com
Miss K's Deli & BistroThe Tower Center, 1726 S. Hwy. 361, #1Port AransasTX78373361-749-7776http://www.misskcatering.com
Stingrays Taphouse and Grill401 Beach St.Port AransasTX78373361-749-2287http://www.stingraystaphouse.com
Cafe Phoenix229 Beach St.Port AransasTX78373361-749-9277
La Barataria3500 Island Moorings PkwyPort AransasTX78373361-749-2212http://www.islandmoorings.com/restaurant.aspx
The Gaff323 Beach AvePort AransasTX78373361-749-5970http://www.gotothegaff.com
Desserted Island Ice Cream100 White, On AlisterPort AransasTX78373361-332-9300http://www.facebook.com/DessertedIslandIceCream
Giggity's Restaurant and Bar722 Tarpon StreetPort AransasTX78373361-749-3663http://www.giggitys.com
Island Cafe and Smokehouse224 CotterPort AransasTX78373361-749-6602
Kody's Restaurant and Bar2034 State Hwy 361Port AransasTX78373http://www.kodysrestaurant.com
The Phoenix Restaurant and Bar377 N. Alister StreetPort AransasTX78373361-749-9277
Liberty Hall Inferno106 E CotterPort AransasTX78373361-749-4888

HIKING

Beautiful beach grass growing within Port A RV Resort looking to Charlie's Pasture Nature Preserve one of Port Aransas favorite hiking activites

Port A Hiking

Port Aransas must see activity includes a visit to the Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture. It boasts more than 1,200 acres with several trails, including the Salt Island Trail, which takes you out to the Salt Island viewing tower. You can try out several of the hike-and-bike trails that wind through parts of the park. The park is located at the end of Port Street in Port Aransas. Call (361) 749-4158 for more information on organized park activities. The preserve is open dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

http://www.cityofportaransas.org/nature_preserve.cfm

Grassland Nature Trails at the Padre Island National Seashore offers a path through the sand dunes and offers an experience that is authentic and natural. Witness the vast majority of species like jackrabbits, coyotes and other wildlife. 

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Mustang Island State Park offers five miles of coastline near Port Aransas. The barrier island is home to wildlife and other natural inhabitants that you may come across during your beach adventure. Hiking at Mustang Island Park offers a journey of natural occurrence and you can also stop and build sandcastles along the way.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mustang-island

FISHING

 

Another popular activities - fishing the Gulf of Mexico

Port A Fishing

NameStreetCityStateZipPhoneWebLinkWPRef
Port Aransas Beach222 Address NamePort AransasTX78373361-290-0414/fishing/slug-1
Roberts Point Park301 JC Barr BlvdPort AransasTX78373361-555-5555/fishing/slug-2
Glenn's Fish CampJC Barr BoulevardPort AransasTX78373361-500-3906/fishing/slug-3
Woody’s Sports Center136 W. CotterPort AransasTX78373361-749-5252 http://www.woodysonline.com
Municipal Docks City Harbor Port AransasTX78373361-749-5429 http://www.cityofportaransas.org/harbor_marina.cfm
Island Moorings Marina 3500 Island Moorings PkwyPort AransasTX78373361-749-4100 http://www.islandmoorings.net
Fisherman’s Wharf 900 N. Tarpon Port AransasTX78373361-749-5448 http://www.wharfcat.com
Dolphin Dock, Inc. 300 W. Cotter Port AransasTX78373361-749-4188http://www.dolphindock.com
Deep Sea Headquarters440 W. CotterPort AransasTX78373361-749-5597http://www.deepseaheadquarters.com

BIRDING

 

Shorebird on the Port Aransas beach close to Port A RV Resort another fun activity

Port A Birding

NameStreetCityStateZipPhoneWebLinkWPRef
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center710 W Avenue aPort AransasTX78373361-749-4111/birding/slug-1
Port Aransas Wetlands ParkS.H. 361Port AransasTX78373http://www.cityofportaransas.org/wetland_park.cfm
Joan & Scott Holt Paradise Pond314 Cut-Off RdPort AransasTX78373http://www.cityofportaransas.org/paradise_pond.cfm
South Jetty / IB Magee Beach Park1000 Lantana Dr.Port AransasTX78373http://www.nuecesbeachparks.com/ibmageebeachpark.html
UT Marine Science Institute Wetlands Education Center750 Channel View DrivePort AransasTX78373361-749-6711http://www.utmsi.utexas.edu/visit/wetlands-education-center

ACTIVITIES

 

Young man carrying surfboard going surfing near Port Aransas

Port A Activities

NameStreetCityStateZipPhoneWebLinkWPRef
Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club132 Palmilla Beach DrivePort AransasTX78373
Third Coast Kite SurfingPort ArnasasTX361-563-4640http://www.thirdcoastkitesurfing.com
Skydive South Texas139 Piper BlvdPort AransasTX78373361 945-5867http://www.skydivesouthtexas.com
Treasure Island Golf & Games14041 S Padre Island DrPort AransasTX78418361-949-1769
Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture (private entrance from our resort)710 W. Ave APort AransasTX78373361-749-4158
Padre Island Surf CampSeawall on North Padre Island
Corpus Christi, Texas
Corpus ChristiTX(361) 774 2264http://padreislandsurfcamp.com/

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ATTRACTIONS

 

Aerial photo of the Texas State Aquarium

Port A attractions

NameStreetCityStateZipPhoneWebLinkWPRef
Mustang Island State Park17047 TX-361Port AransasTX78373361-749-5246/attractions/slug-1
Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club132 Palmilla Beach DrivePort AransasTX78373/attractions/slug-2
USS Lexington2914 N. Shoreline BlvdCorpus ChristiTX78403361-888-4873http://www.usslexington.com
Texas State Aquarium2710 N. Shoreline BlvdCorpus ChristiTX78402361-881-1200http://www.texasstateaquarium.org
Texas Surf Museum309 N Water St # ACorpus ChristiTX78401361-882-2364http://www.texassurfmuseum.org
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History1900 N. Chaparral StreetCorpus ChristiTX78402361-826-4667http://www.ccmuseum.com
Hurricane Alley Waterpark702 East Port AvenueCorpus ChristiTX78401361-883-9283http://www.hurricanealleycc.com
Funtrackers Family Fun Center9605 S Padre Island DrCorpus ChristiTX78418361-937-9400http://www.funtrackers.com