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 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. Stickers are valid January 1 through December 31. 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 within Port Aransas city limits. 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, but the permit is valid January 1 - December 31. Camping in tents requires no permit, but it also is limited to three days in a spot. Vehicles with tents still must have parking permit.

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.

Under the Parks and Recreation Department, Port Aransas Beach Guards oversee the beach area from Avenue G south to Sandcastle Drive from the beginning of Spring Break 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 am from the Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach St.

Headed to the beach? Educate yourself about Rip Currents before you go.
Rip Current Warning

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