Port Aransas Area Information

Shelling & Beachcombing

Port Aransas has 18 miles of open beaches that anyone can venture out on in hopes of finding that perfect sea treasure.  Surf, boogey board, go shelling, build a sand castle, relax on a beach chair and read, take a nice long relaxing walk, theres no better place to relax than on the beach.

Golf Course

"The Gulf Coast Premier Golfing Experience"

Newport Dunes and Golf - Experience golf on "island time." This 71 par, 18-hole course is the newest, public, premium, daily fee course in Texas. Newport Dunes Golf Club is a one-of-a-kind Arnold Palmer signature designed course in the truest of links golf courses. Newport Dunes Golf Club is the only ocean side golf course along the Gulf of Mexico. It is also the only seaside golf course in North America designed by Arnold Palmer and his design group.

The overall 18-hole Arnold Palmer designed course plays through the natural dune setting of the Texas coast. This links course will be sure to challenge any golfer with a warm gulf breeze, deceptively arranged fairways, fast and rolling greens, deep stack walled bunkers, oversized water hazards and the thick native rough.

From every tee and along the course at Newport Dunes Golf Club, every golfer will be exhilarated by the beautiful, scenic views of the Gulf of Mexico, enchanted by the protected wildlife and mesmerized by the colorful array of the coastal natives.


Whether you are a local looking for a day of fun or are planning a vacation to the Texas coast, parasailing with Sky High Adventures in Port Aransas, Texas is the most excitement you can have...600 feet away from a boat!

Soar high above it all with an experienced crew, and the latest and safest in winchboat technology. Alone or with a companion, the young, the elderly, and the physically challenged can enjoy parasailing. Enjoy watching dolphins and great views, while waiting your turn to fly high over Port Aransas. You can go up fully clothed or in swimwear, and there is no experience or athletic ability required.

Sky High Adventures is located at Woody's Sport Center, in the Port Aransas Harbor. 136 W. Cotter St. ... Port Aransas, Texas. Call 361-749-4600 for reservations or information about parasailing with us.

Sky High Adventures is owned and operated by USCG Licensed Captain Bryan Evans.


Back Porch Bar
132 W. Cotter
Located next to Woody's on the waterfront! Open air and first look at the big catches of the day happen here. Serving beer, wine, and liquor with live music occasionally provided by local and regional musicians.

905 'B' SH 361(next to Marcel's Restaurant)
Local and regional bands play almost every night serving up a variety of music: jazz, blues, funk, swing, beach music, and classic Texas country. Be sure and try one of their famous "martinis!"

Salty Dog Saloon
230 N. Alister
Enjoy a mixed drink in this popular night spot! Rock-n-roll in a true honky-tonk style atmosphere. Blues, country, and 50's rock-n-roll. Karaoke at night. It's a one of a kind place on the island, so stop by and catch some local island color.

323 E. Beach St.
Serving up the coldest beer in town! Just before you get to beach, stop by this island bar for a warm and friendly atmosphere. Wine is also available, but BYOB. Dance to the jukebox, play darts or pool. Their freshly made pizza is the best around too!


Boating & Fishing
Deep Sea Headquarters
440 W. Cotter
Port Aransas, Texas 78373

Dolphin Docks
300 W. Cotter
Port Aransas, Texas 78373

Fisherman's Wharf
900 N. Tarpon
Port Aransas, Texas 78373

Island Moorings Marina
3500 Island Moorings Parkway
Port Aransas, Texas 78373

Municipal Docks
301 Port Street
Port Aransas, Texas 78373 361-749-5429

Offshore Adventures
Come by and visit us at our new location at the Crab Man Marina on Hwy 361, 2 miles before the ferry landing.
Toll Free: 1-800-567-5132
Phone: 361- 758-6900

136 W. Cotter
Port Aransas, Texas 78373


Water Attractions
Schlitterbahn Beach
33261 State Park Road 100
South Padre Island, Texas 78597
Schlitterbahn Beach has a water attraction for everyone including tidal wave rivers, four water coasters, swim-up bars, and much more. Don't miss out on Texas' first underground water slide when you stay on the Texas Gulf Coast. See what fun this water park has in store for your family.

Hurricane Alley Waterpark
702 E Port Avenue
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Enjoy the water at Hurricane Alley Waterpark featuring a 12,000 square foot wave pool, a 750 scenic lazy river, and water slides for the thrill seekers in your group. There is a water attraction for every adult and child in your group. There is no limit of fun at this Corpus Christi waterpark.

Paradise Jet Ski Rentals
(361) 749-6904
136 W Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, TX 78373


Boat Rentals
Mike's Boat Rentals
There are 16 foot Carolina Skiffs, wide-bodied aluminum boats with 15 horsepower Honda, four stroke outboard motors. We furnish you with a tank of gas, life jackets, paddle, push pole and an anchor, not to mention free advice on where to catch them!

Rates are $75 for ½ day (5 hours or less) and $100 for a full day (maximum of 4 people or max weight 700 lbs.). Our boats are well maintained, clean and very easy to operate.

There is a free fish cleaning table and a fresh water wash-down for your gear.

We gladly accept all major credit cards as well as personal checks.


Dolphin Watch

Dolphin Watch Nature Tours

Join Captains Gary & Susan aboard Kohootz for a DELIGHT-FULL 1 1/2 hour fully narrated trip. Kohootz was created on the concept that an ordinary dolphin watch was not enough!! We take you all the way to an " ULTIMATE " boat tour experience. TOUR PORT ARANSAS FROM "OUR BEST SIDE".....ON THE WATER !!

  • Dolphine Encounters
  • Lydia Ann Lighthouse
  • Shipwreck
  • Ships from all over the World!
  • Native & migratory birds
  • History of Port Aransas & surrounding islands

Reservations must be made to insure you are on the trip of  your choice. Call 361-779-3188

Barnacle Bill's Pierhouse & Grill
Bill Fintel
230 North On The Beach

Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone: 361-749-6200
Toll Free:

Email: bill@barnaclebillspierhouseandgrill.com
Description: Dining with a view over the Gulf. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Souvenirs, bait, tackle, pole rentals.

Beach Lodge
Chuck Mc Carley
P.O. Box 2181
2016 On the Beach
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-5713
Toll Free:

Email: beachlodge@beachlodge.us
Website: http://www.beachlodge.us
Description: Beach front restaurant/motel serving homestyle breakfast, grilled short orders, fried and steamed seafood entrees.

Castaways Seafood and Grill
Jay Jones
320 N. Alister

Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-5394
Toll Free:

Email: jay@castawaysporta.com
Website: http://www.castawaysporta.com
Description: Family friendly restaurant & bar that features seafood, fresh fish, steaks..."We cook your catch!"

Crazy Cajun
Phyllis Capps
303 Beach Street

Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-5069
Toll Free:

Email: pphylcapps@aol.com
Description: Cajun style seafood family style. Live entertainment on weekends. Enjoy outside beer garden before dinner.

Fins Grill & Icehouse
Beth Owens
P.O. Box 1697
420 Cotter
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-8646
Toll Free:

Email: kowensfamily@centurytel.net
Website: http://www.finsgrillandicehouse.com
Description: Newest waterfront restaurant in Port A. Deck Seating. Full Bar.

La Playa Mexican Grille
Greg & Mikhal Villasana
P.O. Box 660
222 Beach St.
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-0022
Toll Free:

Description: Featuring seafood, sizzling fajitas and Tex-Mex favorites made fresh daily. Over 35 premium tequilas.

Kris Amundsen
224 E. Cotter

Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone: 361-749-4222
Toll Free:

Email: krisamundsen@hotmail.com
Description: Celebrating Coastal Cuisine. Casual but elegant ambiance. Dinner only. Monday-Saturday.

Little Joe's Smoke'n Grill
Mark Admire
200 W. Ave G.

Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-2333
Toll Free:

Email: mark@rockhousedevelopment.com
Description: Great BBQ, Burgers, Steaks & Fresh Seafood. Beer & Wine. Daily Specials. Catering.

Marcel's Restaurant
Marcel Althauser
P.O. Box 936
905 Hwy. 361
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-5577
Toll Free:

Email: bottex@aol.com
Description: Serving fresh seafood, hand-cut choice steaks, veal and German cuisine. Closed Wednesday. Beer & wine.

Moby Dicks Restaurant and Gift Shop
E. L. Zieglar
P.O. Box 1504
517 S. Alister
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-9447
Toll Free:

Description: Great Seafood-Burgers-Steaks-Sandwiches-Souvenirs & Gifts.
Pelican's Landing Restaurant
Michael Ahlstrom
337 N. Alister

Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-6405
Toll Free:

Email: pelicans@centurytel.net
Website: http://www.pelicanslanding.com
Description: Fresh fish, steaks & specialty items. Full service bar. Lunch specials. Live music.

Port "A" Pizzeria
Paul Hatridge
P.O. Box 1817
407 E. Avenue G
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-5226
Toll Free:

Website: http://www.portapizzeria.com
Description: Pizza, calzones, pasta & salad bar. Open daily, lunch & dinner. Beer, Wine.

Port Aransas Brewing Company LLC
Bob Petitt
429 Alister

Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone: 361-749-BREW
Toll Free:

Email: jpetitt@portabrewing.com
Website: http://www.portabrewing.com
Description: Microbrewery offering full bar & restaurant. "Burgers, Pizza, Brew"

Quiznos Subs
Colin Madsen
347 W Cotter Ave

Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone: 361-749-1901
Toll Free:

Email: colin.madsen@myquiznos.com
Description: We offer high quality meats, melted cheese, signature sauces and artisan bread for all our toasted subs.

Seafood & Spaghetti Works
Jay Kenigsberg
P.O. Box 81
710 S. Alister
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-5666
Toll Free:

Email: niteriters@aol.com
Website: http://www.stephanies-stuff.com
Description: Unique menu of seafood, steaks, Italian food, pizza, soup and salad bar. Full Bar.

Shell's Pasta & Seafood
Heber Stone
P.O. Box 1018
522 E. Avenue G
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-7621
Toll Free:

Description: Quality food at affordable prices. Pasta, fresh homemade bread, fresh fish and hand-cut meats.

Sips Wine & Coffee Bar
Tammy Parnell
162 W. Cotter

Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone: 361-749-3040
Toll Free:

Email: sipsporta@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.sipspa.com
Description: Come Early - Stay Late. Great wine list, premium beers, free wi-fi, full coffee bar.

Thaiphoon of Texas
Tiya Suphachai
315 S. Alister Ste 103

Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-0882 or 0881
Toll Free:

Email: thaipoon.tx@hotmail.com
Description: Authentic Thai, Sushi, and Chinese cuisine. Take Out/Delivery/Dine In. $5.95 Special All Day.

Trout Street Bar & Grill, Inc.
Russell Clanton
P.O. Box 1909
104 W. Cotter
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-7800
Toll Free:

Email: troutstreetbargrill@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.tsbag.com
Description: Upstairs banquet room will accommodate up to 80; wide variety of entree and dessert selections.

Venetian Hot Plate
Linda Halioua
P.O. Box 1537
232 Beach Street
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-7617
Toll Free:

Email: venetianhp@centurytel.net
Website: http://www.venetianhotplate.com
Description: Cucina Italiana. Serving fresh seafood, veal, prime cuts, pastas. Wines at cellar temperatures. Closed Mondays.

Villa Del Mar
Rosemary Benavides
136 Cotter

Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone: 361-749-7894
Toll Free:

Description: Tamales, Burgers, & Pizza. Take-Out or eat at the Back Porch. We cook your catch!

Virginia's on the Bay
Bobby Richter & Gary Edwards
P.O. Box 3185
815 Trout Street
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-4088
Toll Free:

Description: Seafood, steaks & sunsets! On the harbor. The best food, the best service, the best sunsets!

Wild Horse Saloon & Grill
Rob Palmer

212 Beach St
Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone: 361-749-0105
Toll Free:

Email: rs.palmer@hotmail.com
Description: Comfortable bar & grill serving moderately famous burgers and phillys, grill open late. Full Bar.

Winton's Island Candies
Mark Winton
P.O. Box 888
600 S. Alister
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: 361-749-4773
Toll Free:

Email: mark@wintonscandies.com
Website: http://www.wintonscandies.com
Description: Come in for our World Famous, Hand Made Carmel!

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