Port Aransas Beach

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Beach Mile Markers & Life Guard Towers

Rip Currents

Headed to the beach? Educate yourself about Rip Currents before you go.
Rip Current Warning
Rip Current Survival Guide

Surf Rescue/Lifeguards

Under the Parks and Recreation Department, Port Aransas Beach Guards oversee the beach area between Marker D and Marker 9

Daily Memorial Day through Labor Day
Thursday - Sunday Labor Day through Halloween

Job Listing - Beach Life Guard

Beach Walk

Parks and Recreation sponsors a Beach Walk on the 4th Friday of each month to explore the many shells and sea critters found on our beaches. The walk begins at 9 am from the Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach St.

Mustang Beach

One reason people come to Port Aransas is to enjoy the 6.3 miles of beach along the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Beach Permits

Parking a car on the beach requires a $12 annual sticker that can be purchased at City Hall (710 W. Avenue A), our local grocery store Family Center IGA, from local convenience stores or from vendors located on the beach. The sticker allows the vehicle to park along the beach from the City Limit at Marker D near the Horace Caldwell Pier through Port Aransas Beach to the Kleberg County line (south of Bob Hall Pier) making it valid in Port Aransas and Corpus Christi. Stickers are valid January 1st through December 31st. Free Parking areas in the City limits include between the Jetties and Marker D and between Mile Markers 52-58.


Beaching camping is limited to three (3) nights during any 21 day period. This regulation will apply on an annual basis. Parking permits are required for any vehicles that are parked on the beach.


  • Small campfires 3ft. x 3ft. are allowed on the beach. Please use water to extinguish.
  • The City of Port Aransas provides trashcans along the beach to keep litter from spoiling the beach scene.
  • Between the sand dunes and the wooden post markers, the beach is a two-lane Texas roadway, subject to all applicable traffic laws.
  • From the posts to the waterline, people can kick back and relax, read, enjoy the sun and play beach games (Frisbee, volleyball, football).
  • The water is great for swimming, bodysurfing, boogie boarding, and surfing.

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