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Mustang Island State Park

You came to Port Aransas for Texas warmth, fun, and the sand and water at the beach along the Gulf of Mexico. The beach is a top priority any time of year. Long walks, swimming and splashing in the waves, or trying a new activity like paddleboarding or snorkeling are all things you can do to while away the time at the beach. Pack up your coolers and other beach gear, slip into your swimsuit, and head to Mustang Island State Park for a day of fun in the sun. The park is located at 9394 State Highway 361 in Corpus Christi, TX, 78418. The park is open daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There is no fee for children 12 and under, but adults must pay a $5 fee per adult.

Play in the Gulf

Slip into your bathing suit and prepare for a day at the water. Swimming, snorkeling, fishing in the Gulf of Mexico paddleboarding, kayaking, and more await you and your loved ones.

Land Activities

State parks have many onshore activities to enjoy. Build sandcastles or take a walk on the beach, or make sure to put on sunscreen and work on your tan. Pack your cooler and picnic basket for a day at that park that includes a picnic lunch. Bring along extra equipment like a Frisbee, football, or other beach games.


Aside from the many water activities the Gulf of Mexico has to offer, Mustang Island State Park offers a more serene experience. You can paddle the Mustang Island State Park Paddling Trail – a three-segment, 20-mile trail that follows the western shoreline of the island in Corpus Christi Bay. The route passes through some of Texas’ best shallow-water fishing spots and is a great place for up-close viewing of coastal birds.

Ranger Programs

State Parks and Recreation ranger staff are friendly and knowledgeable. From birding and stargazing to beach combing and nature walks, there’s something for everyone. You can check out the Mustang Island State Park events page to see what’s going on and plan your trip for ultimate fun.

A Day at the Park in Port Aransas

When you stay in a vacation rental in Port Aransas provided by The Dunes, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf. The property is also moments from state parks like Mustang Island State Park, as well as top-notch shopping, dining, and area attractions and activities you don’t want to miss. We offer one-bedroom units all the way up to three bedrooms. Prepare a delicious home-cooked meal, in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in an open living space for a movie or to relax. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio or spend some time near the pool. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.

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