A must do for all that come to the coast to eat fresh seafood. My wife and I asked the question, where do you get the best seafood in Port Aransas? We asked several people, from the desk clerk at the hotel to the grocery store check out clerk and every single time we got the same answer - down the main street to Port A Seafood Co. Upon entering the store, we were both surprised and happy to see such a good selection of really fresh local fish and shrimp. The employees were all so helpful and even gave us cooking tips! We had eaten out the first two days we were in town, but nothing as good as the fresh shrimp we bought and prepared ourselves!!! We found they even had steamed shrimp for days when we didn't feel like cooking. It was such a large variety of seafood that we never had the same thing twice in 5 days of going there. On our last day, we stopped by to pick up some fresh shrimp to take home with us and they even helped us pack it in our ice chest! We figured we saved enough on not eating out that next time we can stay an extra day!
The jetty stretches far out into the gulf, made partially of concrete and large granite blocks. It offers an excellent spot for fisherman and birdwatchers. You can see brown pelicans, gulls, and other seabirds, numerous ships coming into port ranging from fishing trawlers to tankers, sea snails in the pools between the rocks, and if you're lucky, dolphins are occasionally spotted near the end of the jetty.
The jetty and beach park (which includes a playground) are free for day use. Not recommended for people with disabilities or families with young children due to slippery and uneven surfaces.
A number of boats offer bay or deep sea fishing in the channel. You can also get a party boat for a 4-hr bay trip. They include the Scat Cat and the Wharf Cat at Fisherman's Wharf and the Island Queen at Woody's Sports Center.
In June, July, and August there is a fishing tournament most every week.
If you don't want to fish just go down and watch the people come in with their catch.
The free ferries, operated by the Texas department of Highways and Public Transportation, are in service 24 hours a day.
There are several in service so hardly any waiting time.
You could get to Port A by coming over the bridge from Corpus Christi but it isn't near as much fun.
You can spend hours playing in the sand. Build a sand castle, bury yourself, dig for shells,
the joys are endless.
It is so much fun to feed the seagulls. They seem to know when someone has food and fly in from miles away.
Relax on the beach... walk through the wake (water is warm), wake board surf with the little boys and teens, read a book....