Located a half hour away from the busy streets of Corpus, Port Aransas is a quiet resort town on the sparkling Gulf of Mexico with lots of shopping, dining and fun things to do. There are hundreds of new homes under construction right now with others in the works. We have an excellent school system here with a low teacher to student ratio, several churches and civic organizations. For a complete schedule of events, visit the chamber of commerce website at www.portaransas.org.
There are hundreds of beautiful condos available in a variety of styles: high rises, single story, and stand-alone units grouped in a complex. There are some great houses, too, all within minutes of the shore.
Shopping in Port Aransas
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Some of the recommended shops are:
A Mano—handmade Mexican clothing and décor
Coastal Closet—stylish men’s and ladies’ clothes and home accessories
Sirenas—island clothing and decor
Winton’s Candy—vast assortment of candies and fudge
Destination—swimsuits, beachwear and island souvenirs
Aston—granite, tile and kitchen designs
The Conspiritorium—hunting and fishing gear and clothing
Port A Outfitters—fishing gear, clothing and specialty sunshades
Gratitude—a funky little shop with lots of unusual cards and gifts
The Silver King—lovely sterling silver jewelry
Where to Stay
While You’re Home Shopping
There are tons of fun and interesting things to do here—everything from skydiving, seeing the ocean from a plane ride, watching dolphins in the channel, birding at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center to watching the beltsander races at The Gaff.
Featured Restaurants & Bars
Some of the great restaurants to try are:
Jay’s Seafood and Spaghetti Works—a family favorite with great pizza and seafood
Irie’s Island Food—excellent Asian inspired dishes, soups and sandwiches
Eats—tasty pastries and delectable dining
Lisabella’s—an upscale dining experience for the more discriminating palette
Virginia’s—waterfront restaurant, seafood and full bar
Mustang Island Food Company—gourmet food to go or dine in
San Juan’s Mexican Food—quick, delicious and moderately priced
Trout Street Grill—scrumptious seafood, steaks and salads on the waterfront
Stingray’s—sports bar atmosphere with burgers, pizza, salads and sandwiches
Black Marlin Grill—great local favorites located at Palmilla Golf Course
Venetian Hot Plate—gourmet seafood and pasta