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Come get a little fun between your toes! The beaches of Mustang Island are fantastically unique. There are eighteen miles of uninterrupted public shoreline, open for street legal vehicles and all things beachy! The warm Gulf waters and soft Texas sand are the perfect backdrop for a day full of beach, recreational activities and nights highlighted with moonlight strolls.

Spend lazy days strolling the shoreline or catching some rays on a beach towel. For the best shelling in the area, hop the jetty boat for a trip to the unspoiled coastline of San JosĂ© Island. Lightning whelks, shark's eyes, sand dollars and many other species are sprinkled on the island's sandy shores ready for your taking. Splashing, boogie boarding and sand castle building on any of our area beaches will keep the kids busy until sun down. Avid sports enthusiasts will not be left twittling their thumbs at our area beaches. See the shore mid-freefall on a memorable skydiving adventure. Water sport activities such as windsurfing, kite boarding, parasailing, kayaking, jet skiing, surfing and more will keep adventure seekers satisfied. Whether soaking up the natural serenity or taking it to the extreme, there is something for everyone in the sand and surf of 'Port A.' 

Before you get your feet wet, watch this informative Video on Rip Currents to keep you and your family safe when swimming and splashin' around in the ocean.

If your plans include parking on the beach, don't forget your beach parking permit, available at the Port Aransas Visitors Center.

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Area Beach Links

Beaches of Texas
I.B Magee Beach Park
Mustang Island
Mustang Island State Park
Padre Island National Seashore
Padre Balli Park
Port Aransas Beach Cam
San José Island
Texas Marine Species
Texas Beach Watch Program

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