Shopping remains an essential aspect of any beachy getaway, whether you’re looking to avoid inclement weather, fill an hour before a tour, or purchase a keepsake. Perusing through shelves of beachwear, jewelry, artisanal crafts, and kitschy souvenirs typically usher strong feelings of glee, sometimes nostalgia. Mementos (and photographs) are oftentimes the only way to commemorate a successful vacation adequately. Here at Port A Escapes, we appreciate the various shops, boutiques, and studios that line the streets of downtown Port Aransas. The eclectic Port Aransas shopping district is intertwined with popular restaurants, quiet parks, and various rental outposts.
Port Aransas Shopping: 10 Essential Stops
Curating a comprehensive Port Aransas shopping guide, complete with 10 quintessential stops, wasn’t easy. A lot of sublime family-owned boutiques didn’t make the cut. However, we believe that this list wholly encapsulates downtown’s overall allure. Because these 10 Port Aransas gift shops are so close together, you can jam a full weekend’s worth of shopping into one afternoon. Without further ado, let’s hit the streets!
- Gratitude: Grins, giggles, and gifts. This colorful, pink-clad shop is bound to brighten your already sunny day!
- Indigo Eclectic: True to its name, Indigo boasts an eclectic mix of Bohemian-inspired decor, sleek beach apparel, and vintage accessories.
- Port A Glass Studio and Art Gallery: Sheri Hargrove’s dichroic glass creations are as dazzling as anything you’ll encounter on this self-guided Port Aransas shopping tour.
- Winton’s Island Candy: Satisfy your sweet tooth with a bucket of saltwater taffy, chocolatey nut clusters, squishy gummies, and homemade fudge.
- Raggdoll Boutique: The team at Raggdoll has mastered the art of “everyday wear.”
- Coastal Closet: Coastal Closet boasts the area’s most sophisticated selection of luxury bags, accessories, jewelry, decor, and clothing.
- Chilla’s Storage & Gift Shop: How odd. A boat storage facility that creates a bevy of colorful ceramic trinkets? Yep.
- Mirage Beachwear: Step into the shark’s mouth—if you dare!
- Fly It Port A Kite Shop: Visit this cramped, colorful shop for all of your kite-flying needs.
- The Islander: After posing for a picture next to the two towering sailor statues, slip into the Islander for a knickknack.
Hint: Remember to bookmark this Port Aransas shopping guide for future reference.
Beachfront Port Aransas Condo Rentals
The perfect place to start and finish each day of fruity cocktails, deep-sea fishing, beach relaxation, and shopping is inside one of our top-reviewed Port Aransas cottage rentals. Port A Escapes boasts an array of homes and condominiums within steps of the Gulf, as well as private pools, BBQ areas, and, depending on the unit, marinas. Thanks to Mustang Island’s slender shape, you’ll always be a short stroll from a full-day along the Gulf’s sugary shores. Visit us online at PortAEscapes.com to get matched with a unit that perfectly suits your group’s size, style, and budget. You can also dial 866-341-7730 to speak with a reservationist.