Mustang Island State Park, Port Aransas
Mustang Island State Park, Port Aransas
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About Mustang Island State Park, Port Aransas
Mustang Island State Park is a state park located south of the city of Port Aransas, Texas, United States on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico that covers 3,954 acres (1,600 ha) and has a 5-mile (8.0 km) beachfront. The land was acquired from private owners in 1972 and opened to the public in 1979. The island takes its name from wild mustangs that roamed the island which eventually succumbed to ranching in the late 1800s.Wikipedia
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The beach was really cool. This is the first time we have ever been to the gulf! The beach does have alot of wash up. Some kind of mossy seaweed stuff that looks like little thin bushes. You can drive down the beach quite a long ways. There are portapottys every so often. Be sure to put your tint and over night gear on the north side of the road. The water rises pretty far do to the tide. I kept waking up thinking it was raining really hard. Turns out it was just the sound of the waves they we're just really close.
I love this place!! We camped right on the beach!! The wind is a little much, but great for flying kites!! We tied a couple of kites to the car and watched them as we played in the water!! The water is warm and amazing!! The beach is clean, and there are cold water showers next to the out houses to spray off after a swim. We saw a lot of crabs at night! I got a cool video of one eating seaweed. There are hot showers next to the check in office.
The grounds are nice and people did not appear to leave their trash everywhere like at the nearby public beaches. There are sturdy rustic covered picnic tables away from the water that made it easier to prepare and eat lunch. We did not use them but there are several portable bathrooms near the parking lot. Two PVC type pole rinse off showers, at the path to the beach, made it easy to get the sand off the kid before loading up the car. Probably a good idea to have flip flops when standing on the wet ground area rinsing off. We felt the $5 per adult fee was more than reasonable. Just educate the kids not to pick up or play with the jellyfish. ...any of them.
Clean and well maintained state park. Good place to visit. If you want more remote, go to PINS.
Mustang Island has some of the nicest beaches. The sand is pale and heats quickly in the middle of summer. It is clean with no real broken seashells to hurt your feet.