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Review of Port Aransas Beach

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Owner description: Public beach on Port Aransas that is clean, has a lifeguard and has car-free locations.
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I really didn't know what to expect. The sand was nice and the water was warm. The beach was not crowded for a July 4th weekend. There was one area where we found sand dollars and shells. The beach has an area where you can drive on and park ($12 permit). Portable bathrooms were up and down the beach. We had a great time in the waves, and will probably go back. It is a 4 HR drive from our home.

Thank Becky M
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Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Port Aransas Beach was clean. No seaweed or tar this week. Saturday was a little crowded, but Thursday and Friday seemed to be a good time to enjoy the beach.

Thank Brandon B
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Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

For the first time in years, the beach was clean....no seaweed or tar balls. But Mother Nature was not cooperating and the waves were like brown chocolate and the green water was out of view.

Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

A must see! Nice Sandy beaches, sea turtles and dolphins can be seen from shore, you can drive in the beach, rent a golf buggy, clean bathrooms too!

Thank Angela P
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

When you go to an island on the Gulf Coast, you are looking to have fun in the sun on the beach and in the water. Sadly a recent 'episode' of a person catching a flesh-eating bacteria from the surf kept me and my son from going in the water. But that wasn't the biggest 'downer' - the beach was pretty filthy. A moderate amount of trash was all over. Beach combing for shells had us finding more cap bottle caps than seashells. Recommend you wear flip-flops in the sand, so you don't cut your feet on 'non-natural debris.' (There are trash cans all over the place. People just weren't using them. I don't get it.)

On the POSITIVE side, you can drive your car on the beach (I recommend renting a cart from one of the many places in town versus getting salt water and sand on your personal vehicle, but to each his own.)

On the negative side, most places on the beach require you possess a $12 parking pass to park there. You buy the pass at the convenience stores in town. There are some "free" parking areas, but they are scattered and if you end up in the wrong place - ticket! Not fun.

Thank Frog4aday
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