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2nd beach we visited

After going to Mustang Island park the day before, we decided to stay close to our hotel and hit... read more

Reviewed today
txchef320
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Round Rock, Texas
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Visiting the state

We stayed in local accommodation just off the beach and had the most amazing day. Perfect for kids... read more

Reviewed yesterday
40charlottev
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Milton keynes
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Public beach on Port Aransas that is clean, has a lifeguard and has car-free locations.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (110 reviews)
“texas beach” (64 reviews)
“beach pass” (20 reviews)
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Port Aransas, TX 78373
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Reviewed today via mobile

After going to Mustang Island park the day before, we decided to stay close to our hotel and hit Port A beach. It was great to be able to drive down the beach and literally set up camp in the back of our SUV. $12...More

Thank txchef320
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed in local accommodation just off the beach and had the most amazing day. Perfect for kids felt very safe. Take cover all tent as it gets hot and plenty of water as once your there it's a way back to the store.

Thank 40charlottev
Reviewed yesterday

The beaches are groomed daily & are kept quite clean of trash , sea weed & tar ! There is a $12 /day fee for parking your car on the beach in order to maintain the cleanappearance, though there is a small "free" section in...More

Thank alycebeard
Reviewed yesterday

The beach is not one you will see on a postcard but it is great for the family. There is actually a park road designated in the sand and technically runs along the beach. This means you can drive to the spot you want and...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Keep an eye on the kids and the cars. There are no life guards and the cars can go too fast but the beach is clean and free of touristy kitch. There are vendors to hound you. We really had a nice time. Be sure...More

Thank robindtx
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well growing up on Panama City Beach FL I may be spoiled when it comes to beautiful beaches. Texans should be ashamed of themselves! The trash left behind by visitors is disgusting. Someone dug a hole built a fire the night before and burned all...More

Thank phinsfan2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

Texas really isn't known for it's amazing beaches and the water (especially in Galveston) can be brown (not sure if it is dirt or oil?), but the Port A beach is the best option IMHO. You can drive on the beach which is nice but...More

Thank Kyle D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the fact we could drive out on beach, all you need is the parking pass that is available at most gas stations, only $12 for year.

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Port Aransas is a Texas beach destination and a cute coastal town. The beaches in this part of Texas are dark brown and the water is sandy so it is brownish. The beaches typically are lightly groomed. There is seaweed and plenty of trash on...More

Thank tracy f
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Beach for 4 days in August and it was very clean and the water was beautiful, we had a wonderful time! The sand was so soft and fluffy I was quiet surprised.

Thank Stacy L
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Coan12345
29 July 2017|
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Response from Debra B | Reviewed this property |
Yes
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Ann H
3 May 2017|
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Response from rdubws4 | Reviewed this property |
Small shells. Mostly. At one time we found sand dollars but mostly grey and black small shells
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Vimari K
10 April 2017|
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The water was only around 68 degrees in March, but I am sure it is warmer now. In regards to diversity, there were people from all walks of life. I met people from all over the country and several foreigners.
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