Port Aransas, Texas is a great spring break destination for people of all ages. With beautiful beaches and nature parks to explore, a diverse range of fun activities, and interesting restaurants and nightlife, this island town offers something for everyone.
Spring break in Port Aransas is one of the most popular times for tourists to visit, so visitors should expect more traffic and crowds than at other times of the year. A little more patience might be needed, but the fun spring break atmosphere in Port Aransas is tough to beat, and Sandpiper Condominiums is an excellent home base for this time of year!
Check out the activities and events happening in Port Aransas over spring break, and get ready to make some memories!
Hit the Beach
The 6-mile stretch of Port Aransas Beach is waiting for you. Find a parking spot early and set up your umbrella and beach chair for a fun day on the sand. Port Aransas sand is well-suited for building sandcastles and the wide beach has plenty of space to spread out. Hit up the local shops for extra beach gear or Fly It Port A on the Northern end of Mustang Island for any beach toys you might need.
Get Out on the Water
There are so many ways to have fun on the water in Port Aransas. Rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard at Island Surf Rental and explore the calm waters of the bay or one of the island’s nature areas. For a faster paced activity, rent a skim board or surfboard at Boardhouse Surf Shop and ride the waves. Surfing lessons are offered for individuals and groups at Texas Surf Camps, and Port A H2O offers kitesurfing lessons as well.
Port Aransas is known for excellent fishing, where opportunities for in-shore and deep sea fishing abound. Anglers can set up for pier fishing at the Horace Caldwell Pier, Roberts Point Park or Mustang Island State Park. Those interested in bay fishing or deep sea fishing will find several charter companies offering different packages.
Visit the Nature Center
The Port Aransas Nature Preserve includes a wetland environment with boardwalk trails and plenty of opportunities for birdwatching. There is a guided nature walk offered a few times a week and yoga classes are also held monthly. This is a nice way to mix up the beach time and get a new perspective on the island.
Explore Mustang Island State Park
There are endless activities at Mustang Island State Park, just south of Port Aransas. Fishing, surfing, swimming and birdwatching are popular options for outdoor recreation in this coastal park. The Mustang Island State Park Paddling Trail also offers over 20 miles of waterway trails where kayakers can get close to local birds, and access some of the best fishing areas on the Texas coast.
Take your group to Palmilla Beach golf course in Port Aransas for nine holes at one of the most scenic golf courses in the Gulf. For more course options, head to Oso Beach or Lozano Golf Center in Corpus Christi, which both offer 18 holes in a beautiful setting.
Take a Boat Tour
Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of Port Aransas on a boat cruise. Take your group on a dolphin watching tour or a sunset cruise. Or have some swashbuckling fun on a pirate ship with Red Dragon Pirate Cruises.
See the Island on Horseback
Enjoy the unique experience of riding a horse on the beach with local company Horses on the Beach. A great group activity for ages 8 and up, rides are offered during the day or at sunset along the beach on Mustang Island – truly magical!
Explore Port Aransas
If it’s a rainy day, or you’re looking to get out of the sun, don’t miss the Port Aransas Museum to learn about the city’s history and culture, which also offers family-friendly seasonal programs and activities. The Port Aransas Art Center has art exhibits featuring local artists or themes, and offers a variety of art classes that are perfect for a group activity. During the month of March, rock out at the Port Aransas Community Theatre with tribute shows to KISS and AC/DC.
Explore Nearby Towns
For a day trip with some indoor activities, head to Corpus Christi to the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History or the Texas State Aquarium for interactive exhibits and close encounters with marine wildlife. Corpus Christi also hosts family-friendly events, such as the Carden International Circus Spectacular on March 12 and “Touch-a-Truck” service vehicle exhibition on March 25. For the foodies in the family, drive an hour north of Port Aransas for the Fulton Oysterfest on March 2-5, or the Rockport Crawfish Cook-Off on March 17-18.
Sandpiper Condominiums in Port Aransas, TX is the perfect place for couples, groups and families to have an amazing spring break vacation. Book your Port Aransas vacation rental today and come explore everything this charming coastal town has to offer!