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“One big tailgate on the beach!”
Review of Port Aransas Beach

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Owner description: Public beach on Port Aransas that is clean, has a lifeguard and has car-free locations.
Reviewed 19 August 2014

So much fun. Reminds me of tailgating at Aggie games. Pop up tents and canopies, grills, horseshoes, washers - lots of friends and family gatherings all over the beach. From sun up to sun down. Warm water and great waves to boogie board. Minimal seaweed. Was very windy during our stay - lots of people losing their umbrellas, tents, rafts! If you have an umbrella, dig deep and buy the plastic anchor at the local beach shops. Very fun, family friendly atmosphere.

2  Thank leelu23
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

My friend and I go to the beach here every summer, and this summer was a bit of a challenge. The city is not able to keep up with the massive amount of seaweed that was coming in, and had opted to make these giant 30-40 foot high mountains out of it about every 100 yards down the beach. They smell, and worse.
There was literally no place to put a chair that wasn't full of the stuff, but I'd never seen it like that before so hopefully it was a one time thing that got out of hand.
We love the Texas beach, and will definitely be back next year, just hopefully the seaweed will not!

1  Thank AmyJosie
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

clean but crowded, par for the course in August. No real seaweed to speak off. Port-a-potties were clean- you didn't need to hold your breath! Driving on the beach is always a great adventure for the kids, especially if you rent the beach buggies!

Thank ItsallgoodSanAntonio
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Headed down to the coast from Austin for a few days to spend some time in Port A this week. Beaches were in pretty decent shape all in all. Not much in the way of visible tar but tons of seaweed all four days we were there and the "aroma" that accompanies it.. We did see some dune reconstruction in progress which was appreciated but really pungent and trash pick up was behind with most of the public containers full to overflowing. Water was fairly clear, no undertow or rips while we were there.

3  Thank trishtci
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Wish that Port Aransas would clean the beaches of the seaweed along the shoreline like South Padre does. If they did this, a lot more people would visit. The other bad thing is they continually are adding more and more sand to the sand dunes between the road and the condos/houses so the views for lower level floors and houses are getting more and more obstructed.

Thank cdstrash
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