Mustang Island Beaches on the Texas Gulf Coast

Discover What Makes Our Beaches so Unique

Mustang Island is an 18-mile barrier island connected to the mainland with the Causeway Bridge at one end and a 24-hour ferry at the other end. The island has a rich history, with its first inhabitants being the Karankawa Indians and eventually deriving its name from the number of wild horses left on the island by the Spanish in the 1800’s. Nationally, it is recognized as one of the most gorgeous islands in the United States and it is one of the best Texas Gulf Coast beaches.

Your perfect Texas beach vacation is in Port Aransas. This special place is all about enjoying fun in the sun, surf and sand and every beach on the island offers a unique experiences!

Our Favorite Mustang Island Beaches

These are a few of our favorite beaches near our Port Aransas condos!

  • Mustang Island State Park Beach

    Just east of Corpus Christi, lies a barrier island known as Mustang Island. The area is home to Sandpiper Condominiums as well as an amazing state park and features plenty of beachside activities for the whole family to enjoy. If you like going on adventures or partaking in more physical activities, Mustang Island is your ideal beach destination. Additionally, if you visit between April and July, you may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the sea turtles laying their eggs on the sandy shores. 

  • Port Aransas Beach

    At Port Aransas Beach, sunbathers and beachcombers will find miles of white sandy beaches, while surfers, boaters and sailors play in the waters off the Texas gulf coast. While visiting Port Aransas Beach, you can also enjoy world-class fishing. Whether you want blue marlin, sailfish, red fish, snapper, tuna or trout, the  beach guides know “where they’re biting,” and will be happy to show you all the best fishing spots.

  • North Padre Island Beach

    As one of only 10 beaches run by the National Park Service, North Padre Island is an undeveloped stretch of beach that will remain this way forever. If you are searching for a tranquil and relaxing place to unwind without the shopping and resort crowds, this is the beach for you.   

  • Padre Island National Seashore

    This 70-mile stretch of protected coastline is a peaceful retreat for those who are looking to quietly camp out in the sand for the day. Padre Island National Seashore is one of the state’s most treasured conservation areas. The area is home to more than 350 types of migratory bird species and a rare type of sea turtle.

  • Tony Amos City Beach

    Named for esteemed University of Texas Marine Scientist researcher Tony Amos, this public beach is easy to access and is great for anyone looking for a quiet, Gulf Coast beach day. This sandy stretch is located four miles south of Port Aransas Beach on Mustang Island, and there is public parking nearby, as well as restrooms and showers.

  • I.B. Magee Beach

    Located just near the Port Aransas Jetty and the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, I.B. Magee Beach is great for a day of relaxing on the wide sandy beaches or cruising the beach in a golf cart. The beach is also near the Horace Caldwell Pier: a 1,200-foot-long pier with a grill, perfect for a quick bite after your day on the beach. There is no fee to access this beach park.

For more information on Mustang Island, see:

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Mustang Island Beach in Texas

Stay at Sandpiper Condominiums to Enjoy The Beach Right at Your Doorstep

Are you ready to smell the salty sea air and feel the warm Texas sand between your toes? It might be time to start planning your trip to Port Aransas. At Sandpiper Condominiums, our luxury condos are located right on the beach so you have direct and convenient access to the island’s main attraction. Each privately owned unit features a private balcony with views of the stunning Gulf Coast. Whether you are on a romantic getaway or a family vacation, you will love spending time at Sandpiper Condos. We offer one, two and three bedroom units that are fully furnished to the highest standard and come loaded with amenities to provide you with the most enjoyable and memorable stay.

If you have any questions about our beach condos, you can contact our vacation rental staff by calling toll free at (800) 789-2898 or (361) 749-6251. If you prefer, you can also fill out our online form and a representative will be happy to help.