You came to Port Aransas for Texas warmth, fun, and the sand and water at the beach along the Gulf of Mexico. There are also plenty of fun things to do and see, and several must-see Port Aransas sightseeing spots you don’t want to miss.
Lydia Ann Lighthouse
The Lydia Ann Lighthouse was built in 1857. Also called the Aransas Pass Light Station, the lighthouse is not accessible by road. Take a cruise past it in your own vessel or get a good view of it from nearby Roberts Point Park.
Chapel on the Dunes
The historic 1930s church was built by the Carter family, which includes former Texas poet laureate Aline Carter. The church no longer holds services, but locals and visitors alike can tour the church and grounds during tours organized by the Port Aransas Museum.
Marine Life Spotting
The waters of the Gulf are the perfect place for spotting all manner of marine wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, whales, and more as you head out into the waters of the Gulf to get up close to the animals that call the water home.
Get in to all the nooks and crannies of Port Aransas and take a tour. Paddle the waters at night on a unique kayak tour in a clear, lighted kayak and see into the water beneath you. Climb on a jet ski for a more fast-paced tour, or head out on a guided and fully narrated tour of Port Aransas and the surrounding area. The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce also has information about the best historic and must-see local sites so you can create your own Port Aransas sightseeing adventure.
Beach Time 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. We’re also close to many other area attractions, shopping, dining, activities, and sightseeing opportunities the area has to offer. We offer one-bedroom units for a more intimate stay, up to three bedrooms for your larger group. 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.