Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Port Aransas

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Port Aransas. Renowned for its beaches, bird watching and fishing, this city welcomes all visitors. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Port Aransas

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Port Aransas a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Texas State Aquarium (20.3 mi / 32.6 km)
  • Newport Dunes Golf Course (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Aransas Pass Aquatic Center (6.6 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Aquarium at Rockport Harbor (13 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Funtrackers Family Fun Center (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark Corpus Christi (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)

Seasonal weather in Port Aransas

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Port Aransas

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Port Aransas. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • IB Magee Beach Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Port Aransas Beach (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Mustang Island (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Mustang Island State Park (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)

Transportation options to and around Port Aransas

Fly into Rockport, TX (RKP-Aransas County), the closest airport, located 17.5 mi (28.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Corpus Christi, TX (CRP-Corpus Christi Intl.), which is 27.3 mi (44 km) away.

Where to stay around Port Aransas?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,429 holiday lettings near Port Aransas. From 938 Houses to 1,004 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Port Aransas area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Port Aransas?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Port Aransas:

  • Island Moorings: 309 holiday homes
  • Shibui Sands: 622 holiday homes
  • Leeward Sands: 167 holiday homes
  • Safe Harbor: 446 holiday homes
  • Bella Vista: 50 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Port Aransas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Port Aransas. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Newport Dunes Golf Course: 2,803 holiday lettings
  • Horace Caldwell Pier: 2,687 holiday lettings
  • Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture: 2,846 holiday lettings
  • Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center: 2,819 holiday lettings
  • IB Magee Beach Park: 2,687 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Port Aransas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Port Aransas?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 938 Houses in Port Aransas. Our other popular types of Port Aransas holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,004 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 74 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 74 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Port Aransas?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,813 holiday homes with pool available in Port Aransas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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