You came to Port Aransas for Texas warmth, fun, sand, sun, and water of the Gulf of Mexico, and you brought your best four-legged friend! There are plenty of activities and attractions that you can experience on your own, or with your other two-legged traveling companions, but your pooch deserves some time out exploring Port A, too. There are plenty of activities to include them in, and The Dunes offers many properties that are friendly to both you and your pet. Browse our dog friendly journey to Port Aransas below!
Whether it’s to fuel up before heading out for a day of fun, or to refuel along the way, there are many Port A restaurants that accommodate humans as well as their furry companions. Many restaurants invite your pup to stay at your side while dining on their outdoor patios. Popular Port A eateries including Irie’s Island Food, Castaways, and Grumbles Seafood Co. allow your pooch on the patio, while Stingrays Taphouse & Grill is one welcomes your pet to their patio and even offers your fur baby a bowl full of water.
Beaches and Parks
You love the feeling of the sand and water between your toes, or the feel of soft grass under your feet. So does your dog! Port A has plenty of parks and beaches where you can leash your pooch and go for a nice walk or run. Walk the five miles of Mustang Island State Park or wander Port Aransas Beach – then board a kayak or boat and head out to sea with your pup for even more fun. You and your pet will love beachcombing on San Jose Island, a popular activity with tourists and locals alike. Airbnb offers an excursion where you and your pooch can take a boat to the island and roam in search of beach treasures. Please clean up after your pets.
Many pets are allowed into parks and on beaches while on a leash, but very few parks allow your pup into its designated swimming areas. These beaches and parks do, however, let your pup ride along with you on a boat or kayak in its nearby waters. Rent a boat or kayak from one of the many companies in the area and strike out on your own water adventure. You can set sail for a favorite fishing destination, drop anchor and go for a swim, or hook up for water sports that involve toys like tubes, skis, wakeboards, and more. You’ll want to make sure your furry friend is calm enough and well-behaved to stay inside the boat with you. You’ll also want to make sure the captain or captains have valid Texas boating licenses before heading out.
Pile everyone – even the dog – into the car and go on a sightseeing tour. Your pup may not be able to get out and explore with you, but exploring the area by rental car is a great way to make notes about where you want to go for a deeper look. Make sure to include places like the Port Aransas Museum, Farley’s Historic Boat Shop, Chapel on the Dunes, and the Mexican War Fort. You and your pup can capture a glance at the Lydia Ann Lighthouse, as its not accessible by road but can be seen in a cruise past it by boat or from Roberts Point Park, which is pet-friendly and a great place for everyone to stretch their legs.
Port Aransas with Pets
Planning an island getaway means planning for participating in the many activities often found there, but planning a dog friendly journey to Port Aransas is a little more challenging. Take the first step in planning everyone’s getaway of a lifetime when you stay in a vacation rental in Port A provided by The Dunes. As the only condo community located right on the beach, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf, and its many beach activities. You and your four-legged friend are just moments from plenty of fun. Check out the other area attractions and activities, score some new beach gear at local shops, or fuel up for a day at the beach at the many restaurants – many of which welcome your furry friend to their outdoor seating sections. We offer one-bedroom units all the way up to three bedrooms for you and all your friends. Prepare meals for humans and pets in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in an open living space for a movie or to relax and recount the day’s activities. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio, or spend some time near the pool, or just walking your pup around the community areas of the building.
Contact us today book your stay in Port A that includes everyone and make memories to last a lifetime!