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Surf Fishing

Drove what seemed like weeks down the beach before my friend(The Local) said this is where we need... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
danny W
Austin, Texas
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Never Get Tired of My Texas Coast

I hear people say, "But Texas beaches aren't REAL beaches." Pish. Posh. The sand between my toes... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Austin, Texas
via mobile
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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 19 August 2017 via mobile

Drove what seemed like weeks down the beach before my friend(The Local) said this is where we need to fish from... Yesterday beach was little crowded because last weekend before school starts. But we ended up on deserted beach from which to fish from... My...More

Thank danny W
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I hear people say, "But Texas beaches aren't REAL beaches." Pish. Posh. The sand between my toes, the roar of the Gulf waves, the warmth of the salty waters, the smell of salt and sun screen, and the sounds of children and adults playing in...More

Thank LadyWanderLust
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The beach is very clean and the sand is clean also. Nice place to sit with kids and build sand castles. IT is not a white sand beach like some of the resort locations but still nice for a Gulf Coast beach.

Thank T7845JPjamesa
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Clean, no seaweed along the coast. Doesn't stink like Galveston. Perfect for kids. You can drive up to the beach but there are barriers so you can't sit right by your car, but it's close enough by. Trash cans, showers by entrance and lots of...More

1  Thank lisacas1
Reviewed 17 August 2017

As we were in our RV it is nice to be able to drive almost to the beach and set up. Of course, one has to do this early in the morning as it gets crowded as the day progresses. Unusually clean for this time...More

Thank J Craig W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

That is because I have had lifelong experiences of good memories. Military brat and have traveled all over and been to many beaches around the world, but Port A will always be my favorite.

1  Thank joannademopoulos
Reviewed 17 August 2017 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

1  Thank txchef320
Reviewed 16 August 2017 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 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017

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
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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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