Port Aransas Beach in Port Aransas, Texas

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Port Aransas Beach, along with San Jose Island, is like a little piece of Heaven, it really is. The kids are never happier than when they're on the beach, digging in the sand, running from the waves, just laughing and playing. Boredom never makes an appearance when they're at the beach.Exploring the beach in Port Aransas It's one place I feel my entire body begin to just let go of the stresses of life and relax. Breathing in the warm sea air is one of the most wonderful feelings in the world.Beautiful waters of Port Aransas Beach

For our 13th wedding anniversary back in June, we visited the small island town of Port Aransas outside Corpus Christi, Texas. The beach was absolutely beautiful.

We rented a golf cart for one day and drove it out to the beach and all over town.Preferred method of transportation around Port Aransas, golf carts The beaches in Port Aransas have beach access roads where you can drive all the way down the beach and find the perfect spot to pitch your umbrella. Parking area and beach access road at Port Aransas BeachCamping is also permitted if you purchase a permit, something we were excited to find out. We're thinking a camping trip may be in order at some point in the near future.

The water was like bath water, so warm. The boys and I had fun boogie boarding. Boogie Board at Port AFor Jaden, it was his first time boogie boarding. First boogie board rideJacob loved every minute, trying to catch a good wave.Jacob boogie boarding Port Aransas Beach You could literally walk out a long ways and still not even be waist deep in the water. Jaden reminded me of when I was little, chasing the waves up and down the shore. Chased by the oceanHe just ran, laughing and splashing all the way. Running from the waves

They both love digging in the sand and finding buried treasure in the form of sand dollars and seashells. Playing in the sand at Port AransasStay tuned for a future post I'll share about our visit to St. Jo Island, a short ferry ride from Port Aransas, an island where we found quite a few sand dollars.

The beach was really not very crowded; our last day there, jellyfish began to come ashore, so we were pretty much chased out of the water. We didn't relish the thought of dealing with a jellyfish sting.Attack of the jellyfish in Port Aransas That evening, we walked the Horace Caldwell Pier. Horace Caldwell Pier in Port AransasIt cost about $2 per person, and you can stay out there all night if you like, fishing the night away. Fishing was huge in Port Aransas. The views from the pier were also amazing, especially with the sun setting behind us. Walking out onto the Pier in Port AransasThe waves just billowed up and to the shore. Waves from Pier

Honestly, I just feel like the ocean is so formidable and has such awe-inspiring mystery surrounding it. From things washed ashore to waves crashing in at night…. I sometimes would sit and imagine what it might be like to sail away and explore to my heart's content.Beach at Port A in Texas

We fell in love with Port A. It was so laid back, and the water was absolutely beautiful.

I can still hear the crashing of the waves when I go to sleep at night….

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8 thoughts on “Port Aransas Beach in Port Aransas, Texas”

  1. We have rented a condo at the lost colony right on the beach from 27 Jun till 18 Jul…worried about jelly fish and mosquitos…can you give me some info please

    • Bea, I’m wondering if the visitor’s bureau might have more info. When we were there, we had a day or so where it was just completely gorgeous, no jellyfish in sight. The last 2 days, they were coming in. I’m not sure if they come in more so at a certain time of year or not. We weren’t bothered by mosquitoes at all while we were there.

      Enjoy! The water is just beautiful; we love it there. We definitely recommend the ride over to San Jose Island for either the half day or full day.

  2. Port Aransas beaches are excellent with the ability to drive on them and get all of your stuff to your “perfect” location. Water is wonderful. I like all of the candid shots.

    • Thank you so much! Yeah, we just really fell in love with it; it was so beautiful down there. And such a peaceful little town. Can’t wait to go back.


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