Port Aransas, Texas on Mustang Island, reached by causeway and free, 24-hour ferry service is one of the most popular
tourist destinations on Gulf Coast. English settler built a ranch house on site 1855 and it was later developed as
fishing village. Summer visitors swell population by thousands. Hotels, motels, resorts, bait and
tackle shops, superb open beaches, shrimp boat port, U.S. Coast Guard Station.
Port Aransas lies along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail which extends from Brownsville to
Orange along the Texas coast. The trail is cosponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department and the Texas Department of Transportation..