Posts Tagged ‘Port Aransas’

Padre Island – Beach Time

Monday, May 21st, 2012

They say it’s always beach time in Corpus Christi, Texas. The same could be said for any town along the Gulf of Mexico in Texas. It’s almost always warm here, so why not make time to lounge on the beach?

Padre Island Sunset

Sunset over Padre Island.

Texas Bed and Breakfasts are located along the Gulf Coast in such towns as Port Aransas, Fulton, Rockport, and Corpus Christi. Since summer is approaching, the need for cooling Gulf breezes or a dip in the water is even more pressing than ever.

It would be easy to spend a month exploring the Padre Island National Seashore, which is close to quite a few¬†Texas Bed and Breakfasts. Said to be “the longest stretch of undeveloped Barrier Island in the world”, Padre Island is well worth a look.

Protected coastline stretches for 70 miles and encompasses a coastal prairie, dunes, and tidal flats. There are nesting grounds for sea turtles and a 1554 Spanish Shipwreck. Top this off with a healthy eco-system rich in wildlife, and you’ve got Padre Island.

All types of recreation are available, from wind surfing to snorkeling to diving and fishing. You can bring binoculars and spend hours scanning the horizon for endangered birds, or bring your fishing pole and find a spot to sit and wait for the tug of the line. You can swim, ride a bike, or comb the beach.

Padre Island is a place that has to be experienced in the flesh. Do it this summer if you can.

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Port Aransas Festivals

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Port Aransas, on the Texas Gulf Coast, hosts one incredible festival each April and two fabulous festivals each May. During these times, Port Aransas Texas Bed and Breakfasts fill with artists, songwriters, and fans. Spring is a festive time to visit Port A.

Coming up is the 6th Annual Port Aransas Artfest, on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, 2011. Artists and crafts people will display their work between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Courtyard of the Historic Tarpon Inn. In addition to a wide variety of art and crafts, there will be food and great live music.

May 23rd is the 28th Annual Songwriter’s Showcase at Robert’s Point Park in Port Aransas. All are invited to stretch out, picnic, and and listen to a variety of original music. The setting couldn’t be nicer, with the Gulf of Mexico lapping at your feet and the stars twinkling overhead.

Turning Over a New Leaf

The incomparable Sandfest, each April in Port Aransas, Texas.

If it’s too late to plan a trip to Port Aransas this month, think ahead to 2012. Plan an extended vacation in Port Aransas, and take part in the amazing Sandfest in April as well as the Art Festival and Songwriter Festival. Or plan to stay in a Port Aransas Texas Bed and Breakfast this summer, when the best activity will be lounging on the beach, swimming in the Gulf, fishing, and eating your catch.

For additional information about the Port Aransas Art Festival and Songwriter Festival, please visit the Port Aransas Art Center.