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Port Aransas Beach

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Address: Port Aransas, TX 78373
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Public beach on Port Aransas that is clean, has a lifeguard and has...

Public beach on Port Aransas that is clean, has a lifeguard and has car-free locations.

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good beach

very good beach clean good for walking alone beach laying out and getting some sun or playing in the water

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Ronnie M
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

very good beach clean good for walking alone beach laying out and getting some sun or playing in the water

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Thank Ronnie M
San Marcos, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stop at a Stripes and pick up a beach parking pass for about $12. This will allow you to drive your car right up to the beach. Occasionally the beach has some seaweed washed up on the beach bring a rake and clear off a little space and it will be perfect!

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Thank Jamie W
Alpine, Texas
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for a slow down. This place is great for the family to get away and enjoy the beach. It is clean and safe. Great mom and pop restaurants and shops. You will be glad you came. However, these are not Florida beaches.

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Thank gabubba64
Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm more of a carribean beach guy. But this was ok. Nothing great but a fun spot to catch a swim. Hate not seeing my feet when sharks are around. Just a thought

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Royse City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic. You can drive, camp, have a campfire and take your dogs to this beach. If you drive south on the beach, you can get away from the crowds.

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Thank ajranch
San Antonio, Texas
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Most of the beach was very clean, but a portion had so much seaweed and trash. But they were cleaning up with bulldozers the day we left. It is a great beach to walk on, and we arrived on a Sunday afternoon and left on a Tuesday so the beach was empty. There were some jelly fish so be careful.

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Thank nancy t
Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful and clean beach. Nice place to sit in the sun and enjoy the ocean breeze. Enjoyed running up and down the beach on a golf cart.

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Thank Vacationman57
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very busy beach for the holiday weekend but I still found parking and a spot on the beach easily. The water was of temperature to swim and everyone there seemed to be having a good time.

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Allen, Texas
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So wonderfully peaceful and powerful-fun to watch the laughing gulls and pelicans-and walk in soft warm sand-very relaxing

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Thank sbradbury55
Schertz, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming to Port Aransas for 7 years now and the beach is why! NO matter what time of year the beaches here are always clean and inviting. The waves may not be like those on the east coast but when there is a storm out in the Gulf you can find some great waves to ride. It may... More 

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