|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), our local grocery store Family Center IGA, 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) making it valid in Port Aransas and Corpus Christi. Free Parking areas in the City limits include between the Jetties and Horace Caldwell Pier and between Markers 52-58.
An additional $40.00 permit is required for an RV/Camper although the permit is good for the calendar year. It can be purchased at City Hall (710 W. Avenue A), our local grocery store Family Center IGA, and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce. There is a three night limit for camping during any three-week period. Small campfires 3 ft. x 3ft. are allowed on the beach.
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 during Spring Break and 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.