Port Aransas is the only established town on the barrier island of Mustang Island, connected to the mainland by a bridge. It is a great area to enjoy a holiday fishing, shelling, bird-watching and boating.
Situated overlooking the Corpus Christi Ship Canal, Port Aransas holiday homes are close to tranquil beaches lined with sand dunes. Watch the ships go by from your beach chair, play in the sand, walk along the edge of the sea collecting an array of sea shells or swim in the warm Gulf waters. There are plenty of watersports for those who want to add a little excitement to their day. Kite surfing, jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, surfing and more can be enjoyed from the local beach. The main activity is fishing from the beach, the pier or on a fishing charter. Port Aransas hosts fishing tournaments throughout the summer. Bird watching is popular with over 300 species of birds visiting the area and waterside golf is also available. Take a trolley tour around the town on the local shuttle or browse the small gift shops and art galleries.
Padre Island is south of Port Aransas holiday rentals and is the longest barrier island in the world. Nearby San Jose island is another popular place to visit. It is famous for its seashells. Take the bus to Corpus Christi which has some of the most visited attractions in Texas. The Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay are both located on North Beach. Other museums include the Museum of Asian Cultures, the Museum of Science and History and the South Texas Institute for the Arts.
Port Aransas holiday rentals have mild winters and hot summers, being on the Gulf Coast of the US. Daytime temperatures drop to an average 17°C (63°F) in the winter and rise to a sticky 35°C (95°F) during the summer months. The area has some showers all year round which are heavier between June and October, when there is the chance of a tropical storm hitting the coast.
The nearest major airport to Port Aransas holiday rentals is Corpus Christi International (CRP) Airport which is 27 miles away. A hire car is recommended for enjoying a holiday in this area and Port Aransas is a pleasant 40-minute drive from the airport along the TX-358 highway. American Eagle, Southwest Airlines and United Express regularly provide scheduled flights to Corpus Christi from Dallas and Houston. International visitors should fly to Brownsville/South Padre Island (BRO) International Airport or San Antonio (SAT) International Airport, both around 140 miles away.