The year-round sun and warmth of Texas makes it an ideal destination any time of year, and Port A is the perfect mix of sun, sand, water, and fun for a vacation that everyone will love. You’ll definitely be picking up some souvenirs from your many adventures, but you don’t want to miss browsing our unique local shops in Port Aransas, too. From clothing and accessories to great gifts for everyone on your list, you’ll be heading home with memories and some cool mementos to remember them with. 


You’ll likely be showing a bit of it when you walk out the door with a unique gift you’ll only find in Port A. They’re spreading gratitude with “Grins, Giggles, and Gifts” at their eclectic boutique with a mix of gifts and items for everyone on your list. If you can’t decide on just one thing, grab a “Gratitude Box” – a box stuffed with unique items full of the positive energy, love, and giggles you’ll experience while at the store. If you’re out shopping with a friend or significant other who needs a break while you peruse the offerings, they can have a seat in the shop’s “Husband Chair” and take a break as you run wild.  

Stop by and check it all out at 316 N. Station Street in Port A or call 361-749-0302 to make sure your favorite funky gift is available. 

Island Tackle of Port Aransas 

The anglers of the group will be pleased to know they can stock up before heading out. Your vacation rental at The Dunes is just steps from the Horace Caldwell Pier, as well as many other fishing hot spots around Port A. For those whose gear didn’t make the packing list, they offer rod and reel rentals. Should your equipment get damaged going after “the big one,” they have repair services too. Score all the right bait and tackle for fishing the surf, off the pier, at any of the Port A parks that allow it, or from your vessel out at sea!  

Get fully stocked before you cast your first line with a stop at 207 W. Avenue G. If you’re looking for something specific before you arrive, call 361-749-1744 to make sure it’s set aside for you. 

The Islander 

You can never have enough when it comes to beach souvenirs of your Port A trip. T-shirts and other apparel, beach themed statuettes, swimwear, seashells, and more can be found on the shelves. You’ll even find some things to keep you safe in the sun, like sunglasses and hats. If the bright yellow building isn’t enough to let you know you’re in the right place, look for the mini Farley boat and tall fisherman statue out front.  

The shop is located at 602 S. Alister Street in Port A. You can call 361-749-5408 for questions. Hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. They are closed on Sundays. 

Winton’s Candy Company 

Stop in at 601 S. Alister Street in Port A for delicious sweet treats from old-fashioned salt water taffy to decadent chocolate offerings you won’t want to miss. Choose from caramel and chocolate creations to classic candies and fudge. For licorice lovers, they have the “standard” flavors, as well as some unique ones like chocolate! Select truffles covered with dark, milk, or white chocolate. Ask about adding “flavor boosts” to various treats, and savor the flavors of banana, champagne, raspberry, and many more.  

Hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. Call 361-749-4773 for more information, like what flavors of fudge are available. 

Mirage Beachwear 

The shark’s head with an open mouth full of pointy teeth guards the entrance to the Port A shopping staple. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy the beautiful Port A beach weather. Browse beachwear, t-shirts, sand toys, surf boards, and more. You may even come across the perfect Port A souvenir for yourself and a loved one back home. Just a couple blocks from the beach, you can stock up on all the essentials for a day by the water.  

They’re open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday-Sunday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. at 220 East Avenue G in Port A. Call 361-416-1701 to find out if your favorite items are available before you arrive.  

Shopping in Port A 

Plan the first step in your Port A shopping trip by shopping around our website for the perfect vacation rental. Choose condos from one to three bedrooms for your ideal Port A retreat. Spread out your latest finds in generous living areas to sort through it all. Store everything in spacious closets that have room for the things you brought with you and the new things you’ve picked up at our port aransas local shops. If you’re taking a break between shopping sprees to refuel, turn to the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. You’ll find everything you need for delicious homemade meals and snacks to keep your energy up. 

Contact us today to start planning a Port A stay with plenty of fun shopping and activities for everyone!