Activities In Port Aransas and Mustang Island

You will not run out of things to see and do while you are a guest at Gulf Shores. The list below details some of the sights and activities to see do on Mustang Island or in the town of Port Aransas, which is only minutes from Gulf Shores.

  • Many fine restaurants for dining experiences
  • A free ferry to Aransas Pass
  • Fishing headquarters for many deep sea fishing charters
  • Free fishing from jetties or piers
  • Surf fishing
  • Beach combing
  • 18 Miles of beautiful, uncrowded beaches
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Kite Flying
  • Bird watching
  • Birding Center right in town
  • Gift shops
  • Robert’s Point Park on the shipping channel
  • Dolphin watching
  • Mustang Island State Park
  • Boat and ship watching at the channel
  • University of Texas Marine Science Institute
  • Community Theater
  • Shelling
  • Scenic boat tours
  • Annual Whooping Crane Convention
  • Annual Sand Fest (sand sculptures by professional artists)
  • Horseback riding on the beach

And if this isn’t enough, the following activities from the Corpus Christi area can be added to your list

  • Padre Island National Seashore
  • Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
  • Tours of the Lexington aircraft carrier
  • Texas State Aquarium
  • Several golf courses
  • Art centers
  • Fulton Mansion tours
  • Miniature golf
  • Texas Maritime Museum
  • Shopping trips to Mexico
  • King Ranch Museum and tours
  • Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens
  • Heritage Park (nine restored vintage homes)
  • Goose Island State Park
  • Big Tree – Texas’ champion Live Oak