Pick up a racket to play tennis games and join a tournament

Winter is the busiest time of year for tennis buffs in Port Aransas. That is when a regular group of locals is joined by a cadre of Winter Texans. Tennis players keep the courts busy three days a week, and visitors are always welcome. Players have the use of the school district’s four unlighted courts and another four lighted courts […]

Port A’s winter surfing is primo

Don’t let the chilly water scare you too much. If you put on a wetsuit, you still can enjoy some great surfing in Port Aransas during the winter. Several beach- oriented businesses in Port Aransas offer surfboards for rent and for sale. (Wetsuits, too!) Surfing lessons are available, for a fee. When the wind is blowing hard, kite surfers and […]

Tee off and play a round at Palmilla

There’s one place to play golf in Port Aransas: Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Course. Palmilla is a nine-hole, links- style course on State Highway 361, north of Beach Access Road 1. Golfers can do all nine holes twice to make it an 18-hole round. Another option is the LOOP, a walking-only, three-hole, par 3 course. It’s made up of […]

Getting Around

BY AIR Mustang Beach Airport, across SH 361 from Beach Access Road 1A. The 3,500 x 5-foot lighted airstrip is under the jurisdiction of the City of Port Aransas. Call 749-4008 weekday mornings. Self- service fuel available with credit card. Automated Weather Observation Service (AWOS), call 749- 0537. (See story this page.) International Airport, Corpus Christi. Rent a car or […]

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