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Port-Aransas is a city on Mustang Island off the southeast coast of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 3,480. Port Aransas is the only established city on Mustang Island, which is one of the longest barrier islands along the Texas coast. It lies on the northern end of the island. Mustang Island is 18 miles long, stretching from Corpus Christi to Port Aransas. The island is oriented northeast to southwest, with the Gulf of Mexico on the east and south, and Corpus Christi Bay on the north and west. The southern end of Mustang Island connects by roadway to Padre Island. Port Aransas has an interesting history, including being a location for pirates in the early 19th century. Local lore says pirate treasure was even buried somewhere in the area. From around 1800 to the early 1820s, the Gulf Coast was a haunt of pirate ships searching for treasure. Mustang Island was used as a place to make camp, and according to legend, a place to hide treasure. Today, Port Aransas holds another kind of treasure - a favorite vacation destination of many, filled with sun and fun. Mustang Island State Park encompasses the entire southern end of the island, including five miles of beach. The beautiful beaches of the island makes it a popular spring break destination for college students. There are dozens of things to do; fish, swim, charter a boat, play in the sand, fly a kite on the beach, go kayaking, parasailing, kite surfing, jet skiing, and so much more. There's also nightly entertainment and live music and dozens of places to eat. Port Aransas is also very popular with birdwatchers and is billed as "America's Birdiest Small City," home to the Whooping Crane Festival.

Surrounding areas: Aransas Pass, Texas (7.5 mi), City-by-the-Sea, Texas (8.6 mi), Rockport, Texas (12.9 mi), Corpus Christi Beach, Texas (19.9 mi), Corpus Christi, Texas (20.6 mi)

Port Aransas Vacation Rentals

Port Aransas Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Ocean View400 East Ave GPort Aransas, TX (361) 749-3010
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites727 S 11th StPort Aransas, TX (361) 749-5222
Plantation Suites & Conference Center1909 Hwy 361Port Aransas, TX (361) 749-3866
Port Royal Ocean Resort CondominiumsPark Rd 53Port Aransas, TX (361) 749-5011
Hawthorn Suites Aransas Pass501 E GoodnightAransas Pass, TX6.7 mi.(361) 758-1774
Super 8 - Aransas Pas500 E Goodnight AveAransas Pass, TX6.7 mi.(361) 758-7888
Days Inn Aransas Pass410 E Goodnight AveAransas Pass, TX6.8 mi.(361) 758-7375
Microtel Inn & Suites - Aransas Pass355 E Goodnight AveAransas Pass, TX6.8 mi.(361) 758-8000
Best Western Naval Station Inn2025 State Hwy 361Ingleside, TX9.7 mi.(361) 776-2767
Comfort Inn2800 Hwy 361Ingleside, TX9.7 mi.(361) 775-2700
Main Stay Suites2787 Hwy 361Ingleside, TX9.7 mi.(361) 775-2000
Hunts Castle Motel & Suites725 South Water StRockport, TX12.7 mi.(361) 729-5002
Holiday Inn Express-rockport901 Hwy 35 NRockport, TX12.9 mi.(361) 727-0283
Best Western Inn By The Bay3902 N Hwy 35Fulton, TX15.8 mi.(512) 729-8351
Hampton Inn & Suites3677 Hwy 35NFulton, TX15.8 mi.(361) 727-2228
Comfort Inn Portland1703 N Hwy 181Portland, TX16.3 mi.(361) 643-2222
Hampton Inn Portland1705 N Hwy 181Portland, TX16.3 mi.(361) 777-1500
Best Western On The Island14050 S Padre Island DrCorpus Christi, TX18.1 mi.(800) 528-1234
Bahia Mar15201 Windward DrCorpus Christi, TX18.3 mi.(361) 949-2400
Comfort Suites15209 Windward DrCorpus Christi, TX18.3 mi.(361) 949-1112
Island House Condos15340 Leeward DrCorpus Christi, TX18.3 mi.(361) 949-8166
Bay Shore Inn4349 Ocean DrCorpus Christi, TX19.7 mi.(361) 852-2126
Ebb Tide Motel4210 SurfsideCorpus Christi, TX19.8 mi.(361) 882-4591
Railway Inn Suites4343 Ocean DrCorpus Christi, TX19.8 mi.(361) 225-3946
Knights Inn3615 Timon BlvdCorpus Christi, TX20.0 mi.(361) 883-4411
Red Roof Inn - Corpus Christi6805 S Padre Island DrCorpus Christi, TX20.1 mi.(361) 992-9222
Quality Inn & Suites3200 Surfside BlvdCorpus Christy, TX20.2 mi.(361) 883-7456
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel900 North Shoreline BlvdCorpus Christi, TX20.3 mi.(361) 887-1600
La Quinta Corpus Christi South6225 S Padre Island DrCorpus Christi, TX20.4 mi.(361) 991-5730
Comfort Inn & Suites3838 Hwy 77Corpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 241-6363
Corpus Christi Fairfield Inn5217 Blanche Moore DrCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 485-8393
Days Inn6301 S Padre Is DrCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 992-3100
Deluxe Inn & Suites5546LeopardstreetCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 289-7340
Econo Lodge801 S Shoreline BlvdCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 884-2485
Embassy Suites Hotel Corpus Christi4337 S Padre Is DrCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 853-7899
Hampton Inn Corpus Christi Northwest11233 Ih-37Corpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 241-9300
Hampton Inn5209 Blanche Moore DrCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 985-8395
Motel 6 #0413 Corpus Christi8202 S Padre Is DrCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 991-8858
Quality Inn1901 N Padre Is DrCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 289-2500
Ramada Limited Airport Hotel5501 I-H 37Corpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 289-5861

Port Aransas Weather & Climate

The Southeast Gulf Coast of Texas has a humid subtropical climate. Tropical storms and hurricanes are common, and they strongly alter the climate of the region. This region is warm most of the year due to the currents of the Gulf of Mexico. Summers are very hot and humid. In winter, it can get cold if a strong front moves in, occasionally even causing snow. Most of the time, however, winters are very mild. Rain in the coastal region is more abundant than in the inland region. The wettest months of the year are April and May. Tornadoes can occur in this region, but less frequent than in other parts of the state.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 62°F 49°F 1.81 in. -
February 65°F 52°F 2.84 in. -
March 72°F 59°F 2.74 in. -
April 77°F 65°F 2.13 in. -
May 83°F 72°F 3.04 in. -
June 88°F 77°F 2.57 in. -
July 89°F 78°F 1.03 in. -
August 90°F 79°F 2.28 in. -
September 88°F 77°F 5.41 in. -
October 82°F 70°F 4.15 in. -
November 73°F 61°F 1.98 in. -
December 66°F 52°F 1.67 in. -

Port Aransas Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Aransas County airport (RKP) located about 17 miles north of Port Aransas in Rockport, Texas, the Corpus Christi International airport (CRP) located approximately 27 miles west of Port Aransas in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Alice International airport (ALI) located roughly 59 miles west of Port Aransas in Alice, Texas, the Kleberg County airport (IKG) located around 62 miles west of Port Aransas in Kingsville, Texas, and finally the Victoria Regional airport (VCT) located about 70 miles north of Port Aransas in Victoria, Texas.

Port Aransas Attractions

Golf Courses
Pharaohs Country ClubCorpus ChristiTX19.3 mi.
Gabe Lozano Senior Golf CourseCorpus ChristiTX20.2 mi.
Oso Beach Municipal Golf CourseCorpus ChristiTX20.2 mi.
Padre Isles Country ClubCorpus ChristiTX20.2 mi.
State Parks
Copano Bay Causeway State ParkTX20.0 mi. 
Goose Island State ParkTX21.1 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
Texas State AquariumCorpus ChristiTX20.6 mi.
The Texas ZooVictoriaTX67.2 mi.

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