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

Name Street City State Zip Phone Website WPRef
Irie's Island Food 503 North Alister Street Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-2310 http://www.iriesislandfood.com
Beach and Station Street Grill 235 Beach, Port Aransas Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-2303
Coffee Waves 1007 State Hwy 361 Port Aransas TX 78373 http://www.coffeewaves.com
Venetian Hot Plate 232 Beach St. Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-7617 http://www.venetianhotplate.com
Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn 200 East Cotter Avenue Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-1540 http://www.thetarponinn.com
Shells Pasta & Seafood 522 E Avenue G Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-7621 http://www.eatatshells.com
San Juan 410 Cut Off Rd Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-6521 http://www.sanjuanrestaurant.net
Avery's Kitchen 200 W Ave G Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-0650 http://www.averyskitchen.com
Port A Pizzeria 407 E Avenue G Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-5226 http://www.portapizzeria.com
Seafood & Spaghetti Works 910 S Alister St Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-5666 http://www.seafoodandspaghettiworks.com
Frankie's Kitchen 717 Tarpon Street Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-1909
Moby Dick's 517 S Alister St. Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-9447 http://www.mobydicksporta.com
La Playa Mexican Grille 222 Beach Ave Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-0022
Whataburger 729 Highway 361 Port Aransas TX 78373 http://www.whatburger.com
Back Porch Bar 132 W Cotter Ave Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-2800 http://www.pabackporchbar.com
Virginia's On The Bay 815 Trout St Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-4088 http://www.virginiasportaransas.com
Trout Street Bar & Grill 104 W Cotter Ave Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-7800
Crazy Cajun Seafood Restaurant 303 Beach Ave Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-5069 http://www.thecrazycajun.com
Cancun Grill and Cantina 1023 Highway 361 Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-5596
Fins Grill and Icehouse 420 West Cotter Avenue, Unit A Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-8646 http://www.finsgrillandicehouse.com
Miss K's Deli & Bistro The Tower Center, 1726 S. Hwy. 361, #1 Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-7776 http://www.misskcatering.com
Stingrays Taphouse and Grill 401 Beach St. Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-2287 http://www.stingraystaphouse.com
Cafe Phoenix 229 Beach St. Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-9277
La Barataria 3500 Island Moorings Pkwy Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-2212 http://www.islandmoorings.com/restaurant.aspx
The Gaff 323 Beach Ave Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-5970 http://www.gotothegaff.com
Desserted Island Ice Cream 100 White, On Alister Port Aransas TX 78373 361-332-9300 http://www.facebook.com/DessertedIslandIceCream
Giggity's Restaurant and Bar 722 Tarpon Street Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-3663 http://www.giggitys.com
Island Cafe and Smokehouse 224 Cotter Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-6602
Kody's Restaurant and Bar 2034 State Hwy 361 Port Aransas TX 78373 http://www.kodysrestaurant.com
The Phoenix Restaurant and Bar 377 N. Alister Street Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-9277
Liberty Hall Inferno 106 E Cotter Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-4888

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

Name Street City State Zip Phone WebLink WPRef
Port Aransas Beach 222 Address Name Port Aransas TX 78373 361-290-0414 /fishing/slug-1
Roberts Point Park 301 JC Barr Blvd Port Aransas TX 78373 361-555-5555 /fishing/slug-2
Glenn's Fish Camp JC Barr Boulevard Port Aransas TX 78373 361-500-3906 /fishing/slug-3
Woody’s Sports Center 136 W. Cotter Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-5252 http://www.woodysonline.com
Municipal Docks City Harbor Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-5429 http://www.cityofportaransas.org/harbor_marina.cfm
Island Moorings Marina 3500 Island Moorings Pkwy Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-4100 http://www.islandmoorings.net
Fisherman’s Wharf 900 N. Tarpon Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-5448 http://www.wharfcat.com
Dolphin Dock, Inc. 300 W. Cotter Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-4188 http://www.dolphindock.com
Deep Sea Headquarters 440 W. Cotter Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-5597 http://www.deepseaheadquarters.com

BIRDING

 

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

Port A Birding

Name Street City State Zip Phone WebLink WPRef
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center 710 W Avenue a Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-4111 /birding/slug-1
Port Aransas Wetlands Park S.H. 361 Port Aransas TX 78373 http://www.cityofportaransas.org/wetland_park.cfm
Joan & Scott Holt Paradise Pond 314 Cut-Off Rd Port Aransas TX 78373 http://www.cityofportaransas.org/paradise_pond.cfm
South Jetty / IB Magee Beach Park 1000 Lantana Dr. Port Aransas TX 78373 http://www.nuecesbeachparks.com/ibmageebeachpark.html
UT Marine Science Institute Wetlands Education Center 750 Channel View Drive Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-6711 http://www.utmsi.utexas.edu/visit/wetlands-education-center

ACTIVITIES

 

Young man carrying surfboard going surfing near Port Aransas

Port A Activities

Name Street City State Zip Phone WebLink WPRef
Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club 132 Palmilla Beach Drive Port Aransas TX 78373
Third Coast Kite Surfing Port Arnasas TX 361-563-4640 http://www.thirdcoastkitesurfing.com
Skydive South Texas 139 Piper Blvd Port Aransas TX 78373 361 945-5867 http://www.skydivesouthtexas.com
Treasure Island Golf & Games 14041 S Padre Island Dr Port Aransas TX 78418 361-949-1769
Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture (private entrance from our resort) 710 W. Ave A Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-4158
Padre Island Surf Camp Seawall on North Padre Island
Corpus Christi, Texas
Corpus Christi TX (361) 774 2264 http://padreislandsurfcamp.com/

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ATTRACTIONS

 

Aerial photo of the Texas State Aquarium

Port A attractions

Name Street City State Zip Phone WebLink WPRef
Mustang Island State Park 17047 TX-361 Port Aransas TX 78373 361-749-5246 /attractions/slug-1
Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club 132 Palmilla Beach Drive Port Aransas TX 78373 /attractions/slug-2
USS Lexington 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd Corpus Christi TX 78403 361-888-4873 http://www.usslexington.com
Texas State Aquarium 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd Corpus Christi TX 78402 361-881-1200 http://www.texasstateaquarium.org
Texas Surf Museum 309 N Water St # A Corpus Christi TX 78401 361-882-2364 http://www.texassurfmuseum.org
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History 1900 N. Chaparral Street Corpus Christi TX 78402 361-826-4667 http://www.ccmuseum.com
Hurricane Alley Waterpark 702 East Port Avenue Corpus Christi TX 78401 361-883-9283 http://www.hurricanealleycc.com
Funtrackers Family Fun Center 9605 S Padre Island Dr Corpus Christi TX 78418 361-937-9400 http://www.funtrackers.com