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Address: Port Aransas, TX
Activities: Swimming, Kayaking
Description: Public beach on Port Aransas that is clean, has a lifeguard and has...
Public beach on Port Aransas that is clean, has a lifeguard and has car-free locations.
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We were here about a year ago and the beaches were in need of some TLC. It looks like the city and county have stepped up. We were there on a Sunday and Monday and there crews... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
TexBear44
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Midland, Texas
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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best beach towns in Texas - Way better than South Padre - Nice town great beaches - great entertainment - great resturants and the people are just plain awesome - Try it you'll love it

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Midland, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We were here about a year ago and the beaches were in need of some TLC. It looks like the city and county have stepped up. We were there on a Sunday and Monday and there crews working to pickup the weekend trash and smooth the sand. There were also new trash and toilet facilities. We are eager to go... More 

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Bella Vista AR
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was a real treat for me since I don't live around ocean beaches. It was fun to drive our Miata on the beach road (excellent conditions) along the 30 mile stretch and then pick your place to park and get out to walk. Took an awesome picture so the car looks like it is in the water. Great photo... More 

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Pleasanton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The family had a great time! The weather was a little cloudy and rainy, but we still made sand castles and rode some waves!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Beach was such a joy the first year we visited, but the more we visit, the more we see what people do and don't do on the beach. There are signs posted all along the beach to pick up after your dog and that it's strictly enforced, but people don't. We've seen people just let their dog go on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Tons of things to do on the beach. We went out at night and watched all the crabs, kids LOVED IT. During the day the kids played in the warm gulf water, while I walked along the beach and picked-up shells. Just absolutely love it there and we will go back every year and hopefully twice a year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We loved how clean and well maintained this beach was. The water was very warm and the waves were great. There are 2 areas... 1 you can drive right up to the water (Not as well maintained) and one where you park about 50 yards from the water and it was very very clean.

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Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I have been almost every weekend since January (it is now mid April). It is great! Fishing is good. A lot of whiting to be caught. Clean. I love driving down the beach. Good place to park (for $12 a parking pass) and grill out. Take a walk with the kids and find "treasure".

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Round Rock, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Everyone knows that beaches in Texas are full of algae and tend to live with that. Port Aransas is an awesome exception. I didn't see any and the water was completely clean also without any jellyfish. What a fantastic experience!!! You have to buy the window stick so you can drive right on the beach and have the option to... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Always a nice clean beach, but it must be jelly fish season b/c they were everywhere. Good thing is that it won't last long.

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