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Post Hurrican Harvey visit

We had been planning a family reunion for some months so everyone was committed to following... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael N
Early summer vacation

We had an enjoyable, fun-packed vacation. We reserved a RV site at the On The Beach RV Resort... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cynthia R
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
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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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“parking pass” (21 reviews)
“warm water” (23 reviews)
“trash cans” (35 reviews)
Port Aransas, TX 78373
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Reviewed yesterday

We had been planning a family reunion for some months so everyone was committed to following through and stay on the island in mid October. Yes, the storm did a job on this place. The marina still had boats flipped over, the streets are lined...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an enjoyable, fun-packed vacation. We reserved a RV site at the On The Beach RV Resort, which was a hop, skip and a jump to the beach. We were probably less than 400 yards from the gulf. We enjoyed the beach immensely. We...More

Thank Cynthia R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with whole family including granddaughter, loved it, found so many shells, starfish and fun things to do. Had fun watching the ships go by!! Definitely will come back!!

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Clean, quiet. That's what Port Aransas' beach offer. Wouldn't live anywhere else. Great place to raise a family!

Thank islandqueen63
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The most beautiful clean and quiet beach I loved I hope we can go and visiting again very recommended

Thank karel142017
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed Port Aransas beach for the first time during the winter of 2017. We found the area very accommodating and the beach provided opportunities for many of the activities we enjoy. First of all, we were able to drive on the...More

Thank dspencer002
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This long sandy beach is a joy about which I think far too many Texans are underwhelmed, just because its not the Caribbean. OK, the sand is not white but its clean and there's lots of it! Its a safe family haven - outside of...More

Thank Carmel W
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Summer in Port A, a family tradition for my entire life. Beach was very clean this trip, just never know. Not because of trash, but more of what the gulf will push ashore. Busy weekend, but plenty of space on the beach. Came weekend before...More

Thank Holly J
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We love this family friendly beach but sometimes it gets really crowded. The plus side is that it's a long beach and eventually you will find a spot to park and hang out. Please remember to keep a friendly distance between vehicles! The water is...More

Thank Chelsea S
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Lovely clean beach. You can avoid paying the $12 parking if you go to the public area near town. Ocassionally you will see a jellyfish or man-of-war but overall great experience!

Thank Beachlover1949
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Donald D
3 September 2017|
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Response from kimtye | Reviewed this property |
Not sure ... Wish I had a better answer !!! Because Port A got hit so hard & they said 100% devastation and has no electricity or water as of Friday ....I would say some damage is to be expected!!! Praying for all !!!
30 August 2017|
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Response from Betty S | Reviewed this property |
I have friends who live there and also own a condo at Sandcastle. I will ask them and if find out anything I will let you know.
29 July 2017|
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