Numerous blue man o war jelly fish washed up and in the water though no one I saw got stung it probably would not fell to good. When I was relaxing one day on the beach along came 2 transport flatbeds on the beach and they got stuck right in front of me , Irritating but I guess an evil we cannot get rid of since the oil co.s have exploration rights there! :((
I've been visiting Port Aransas at least once per year for the last 11 years, and I've never had any problems until September '04 when someone absconded with my tools out of the back of my truck! The police said they thought it was this vagrant that keeps coming back to the island. Other than that one instance, I've never had any problems here.
It is best to go elsewhere during spring break season.
The arrival of 150,000 or so students can be overwhelming, to say the least.
Unless you are a student or you enjoy hordes of noisey people you will probably want to plan a trip to Port A at another time.
Watch out for sharks. One just swallowed my husband. I think it will spit him out though.
Do watch out for man-o-war jellyfish. They are especially bad in the summer months.