Mustang Island Beaches
The beaches of Mustang Island Texas run along the Gulf of
Mexico from Port Aransas to the north side of the Packery Channel where
North Padre Island beaches begin. Mustang Island is about 17 miles long or
about one fourth the size of North Padre Island. The beaches of Mustang
Island are all part of Nueces County with the exception of the
Mustang Island State Park. Mustang Island beaches fall with in the city limits of both Port Aransas and
Corpus Christi Texas.
Beaches at North Packery Channel and remote beaches provide....(more)
The beaches at Port Aransas offer a unique experience....(more)
Visit the peaceful beaches of Mustang Island State Park....
Port Aransas Texas' location on Mustang Island is
never far away from these great family beaches. Port Aransas Texas has
grown into a beach resort town
for those who enjoy fishing, longboarding, paddling kayak trails,
golfing, springbreak and birding. Several
hotels or vacation rentals are right on the beach in Port
Aransas as well as a public and private R.V. Parks. However most
of the beach front is natural and undeveloped. A public campsite and
Horace Caldwell Fishing Pier are at I. B. Magee Beach.
The Pier has paved parking and provides vehicle free beaches. Going
south down the beach there are also pedistrian only beaches with wooden poles separating
traffic from people for a mile or more. Nueces County requires a parking
sticker which can be purchased at local convenient stores.
Several condominiums are located right in the dunes allowing
easy access to beaches for guests. Less than a block away from the beaches are
hotels, beach houses, vacation rentals and condos. Port Aransas Texas offers
visitors and locals alike a community where you can park your car and walk to
beaches ,restaurants, fishing and more. If you choose to explore beaches further
away from the town of Port Aransas you will find open beaches with minimal
restrictions. Access Road 1 and 1A offer open beaches with vehicular access.
Eventually these beaches lead to several condominiums and private developments
outside of Port Aransas. These areas will require accessing Highway 361 again.
Continue further away from Port Aransas and Access Road 2 will
be reached again providing access to the beaches. This access road offers free
beach access and also provides access to the Mustang Island State Park
Fishing Jetties.. However to take advantage of the parks other facilities besides the fishing
jetties such as the R.V. Park, showers, dumping station, camping, and visitors
center at the ranger station and beach area you must enter through the parks
main entrance off of Highway 361. Driving further south down Mustang Island on State
Highway 361 brings you to the end of Mustang Island at the Packery Channel. This is
about 15 miles form the city of Port Aransas.