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Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture

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On this day the water was clear with a tint of blue. Very unusual but a true treat! We ended the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waco, Texas
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nice walk from town to the channel

We walked from the ball field to the channel. It was a nice paved trail with several lookouts. My... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bayfield, Colorado
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710 W Avenue a, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128
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All reviews bring water bring the bug spray nice walk nice gazebo shore birds fish picnic tables saw dolphins paths gravel hawks geocaching birdwatching dusk seawall estuaries lookout
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On this day the water was clear with a tint of blue. Very unusual but a true treat! We ended the night with a fire. If you are on a budget use a large bag of generic charcoal. You'll get a reasonable flame with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked from the ball field to the channel. It was a nice paved trail with several lookouts. My wife enjoyed the birdwatching and the kids loved seeing the dolphins in the channel.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wyomingbusdriverjj
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Hurricane Harvey forced closure to access most of the preserve, but it is in process of restoration. Seawall (damaged, so be careful!) is still a great place to watch dolphins in the evening. Sunsets from here are always amazing!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank docwhiteaustin
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Hurricane Harvey took its wrath out on the nature preserve but they will be rebuilding it. Restoration is a slow process for the entire area but it will happen!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank texasdonna77
Reviewed September 4, 2018

You can not access this area now. I was told that many volunteers have been working to carry away the broken walkways, etc. for clean up efforts. They will continue to rebuild!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LeslieC1894
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We visited Charlie's Pasture last May. It was a gorgeous experience to see the flats, the wooden walkways, the wildlife, and the information center. As we all know, Hurricane Harvey decided to make a place in history for this little gem. I still encourage people...More

Date of experience: May 2018
8  Thank logansprick
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Walking along the sea saw dolphins mother and baby going after school of fish what a wonderful mothers day gift

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Roxanne F
Reviewed October 4, 2017

family fun great beaches cant wait to get back stay at beachgate your right on the beach nothing like it

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Ava H
Reviewed September 19, 2017

There were dolphins frolicking nearby. A large hare-no a rabbit-hopped by right in front of us, & we could see other in nearby. Beautiful place @ sunset, nice gazebo. Would go back again.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Kmbrljn
Reviewed August 24, 2017

We had a good time strolling through this park looking for GeoCaches. Unfortunately we did not get all of them, it just got to hot and we had to stop. It was a nice walkway through the park though. I will go back again to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Ginger B
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