Port A & Mustang Island State Park were recently featured in Coastal Living as a couple of the best beaches in Texas! See the excerpts from the article below:


By Tracey Minkin | July 3, 2019

Mustang Island State Park

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WITOLD SKRYPCZAK / GETTY IMAGES

This 18-mile-long barrier island stretches from Padre Island and Corpus Christi to Port Aransas, and is home to beautiful and shifting sand dunes, some of the best fishing on the Texas coast, more than 300 species of native birds, and this gem of a park that protects nearly 4,000 acres for quiet recreation and escape. With five miles of coastline on both the Gulf and Corpus Christi Bay, the pet-friendly park is a serene setting for beach combing, swimming, paddling, and camping (48 sites with electricity about 400 yards from the water, and 50 primitive campsites on the beach; go here for fees and reservations). Day use entry fee is $5 per adult (children 12 and younger are free).

Port Aransas Beach

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OLGA MELHISER / GETTY IMAGES

This beloved family beach town on Mustang Island known affectionately and proudly as Port “A” has done a remarkable job of recovering in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, and its 6.3 miles of broad, flat sands remain a great place to enjoy old-fashioned fun. All the beaches in Port A allow vehicles; the city requires a $12 permit (available at City Hall, Family Center IGA, and The Islander shop) to park along the beach.

See the full article here: https://www.coastalliving.com/travel/gulf-coast/best-beaches-texas

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