|Port Aransas Beach|
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One reason people come to Port Aransas is to enjoy the 6.3 miles of beach along the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Parking a car on the beach requires a $12 annual sticker that can be purchased at City Hall (710 W. Avenue A), from local convenience stores or from vendors located on the beach. The sticker is valid until December 31 and allows the vehicle to park along the beach from the City Limit at Lantana Dr near Horace Cladwell Pier through Port Aransas Beach to the Kleberg County line (south of Bob Hall Pier). Free Parking areas in the City limits include between the Jetties and Horace Caldwell Pier and between Markers 52-58.
Camping in a tent or pop-up is permitted for up to three consecutive days within a three-week period at no charge and small 3 ft x 3 ft campfires are allowed.
RV camping is permitted on the beach for up to three consecutive days within a three-week period at no charge but the RV must display a Beach Parking sticker and any towed vehicle that is detached from the RV must also display a Beach Parking sticker.
The City of Port Aransas provides trashcans along the beach to keep litter from spoiling the beach scene.
Between the sand dunes and the wooden post markers, the beach is a two-lane Texas roadway, subject to all applicable traffic laws.
From the posts to the waterline, people can kick back and relax, read, enjoy the sun, play beach games (Frisbee, volleyball, football).
The water is great for swimming, bodysurfing, boogie boarding, and surfing.
Port Aransas Beach Guards oversee the beach area from Avenue G south to Sandcastle Drive from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Parks and Recreation sponsors a Beachwalk on the 4th Friday of each month to explore the many shells and sea critters found on our beaches. The walk begins at 9:00 a.m. from the Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach St.