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1 Aug 2019
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A Guide to Port Aransas, Texas, State Parks

As summer slowly comes to an end, soaking up the sunshine is high on your list of things to do in Port Aransas, Texas. Visitors and locals alike flock to the beautiful beaches to build sandcastles, catch a tan, and surf the waves. While the Texas coast is best known for our miles of beaches, we’re confident you will enjoy our local state parks. Luckily, Silver Sands Vacation Rentals are centrally located by some of the prettiest Texas state parks.  

Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture 

When looking for fun things to do in Port Aransas during your stay, visiting Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture is a must. While the park is still recovering from last year’s storm surge, the park is always magical and a great place to take a stroll. The trails are maintained very well, so it’s a manageable activity for families with young children. Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture also just put in new pavilions and sidewalks for guests to enjoy. The park also has plenty of overlooks where you can see dolphins, sea turtles, migratory birds, and butterflies in the distance during a clear day. If you arrive at the park early enough in the afternoon, you can end your day watching the spectacular sunset. 

 

If you’re looking for an informational visit, opt for a two hour guided tour through the state park. This easy to moderate hike ensures unforgettable views of the Island’s backside. Don’t worry about having prior hiking experience. 

Mustang Island State Park

For another nature adventure, head to Mustang Island State Park. Whether you want to stick your toes in the water, have a picnic on the beach, throw a few casts, birdwatch, or kayak, you’ll find that activity and more. One unique feature of this park is the Mustang Island Paddling Trail. You find kayakers paddling the 20-mile western shoreline while looking in the shallow waters. That’s because the Mustang Island Paddling Trail offers some of the best fishing on Texas’s coast! The park will also be full of families flying kites, and searching for wildlife such as sea turtles and prairie dogs. Remember to bring your camera because you’ll love watching your children chase the prairie dogs around the park’s sand dunes! This visit will definitely be a highlight during your Texas getaway. 

Silver Sands Vacation Rentals

Escape the everyday hustle and bustle at Silver Sands Vacation Rentals for an enjoyable Texas getaway with your loved ones. Few Port Aransas resorts offer a wide variety of rentals, within walking distance from the water and popular attractions, like Silver Sands. We guarantee that our vacation rentals will help your family feel right at home. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful beach house, condominium, or bungalow, we will help you find the vacation home of your dreams! To learn more information, visit our website, or talk to our friendly staff by calling 361-749-2600.