Port Aransas is a colorful beach community located north of North Padre Island on Mustang Island. It can be accessed either via the Ferry at Redfish Bay from Aransas Pass, or a quick 40 drive from Corpus Christi up North Padre Island. Fully embracing the “Island Life”, Port Aransas is a tourist town with plenty of spaces for the locals as well. With a population of less than 4000, this quirky coastal town hasn’t lost it’s small town atmosphere.
Amenities Near Port Aransas
Mustang Island, an 18 mile long barrier island north of Padre Island, is known for great fishing, shelling, bird watching and nature adventures. Mustang Island Stat Park is 5 miles of unspoiled coastal wilderness that offers camping and a paddling trail for shallow water fishing and great coastal bird watching. IB Magee Beach is 5 minutes away from any location in Port Aransas, with Golf Cart rentals, public camping, RV hookups and showers. Just across the jetty is Horace Caldwell Pier that extends 1,200+ feet into the Gulf of Mexico. The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is home to the annual Whooping Crane Festival, celebrating the winter migration of one of the most endangered and beautiful waterfowl in the world. Nature lovers can enjoy fantastic year round bird watching there as well. For those looking for food and shopping options, N Alister street features a host of whimsically colored shops and fun food options, like Desserted Island Ice Cream. Residents stroll, golf cart or drive to their favorite local haunts. Golf lovers can enjoy a round at Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Club while taking in views of Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Nearby North Padre Island and San Jose Island offer even more beaches and amenities to enjoy.
Homes for Sale in Port Aransas
Coastal living is what it’s all about in Port Aransas. Sherbet colored beach houses, low maintenance condo communities, and easy access to beaches and fishing are prevalent. Residents can expect to share their neighborhoods with vacation rentals and part time residents during the summer months and holidays.