PORT ARANSAS

Population 2,274

Altitude 20


General

On Mustang Island, reached by causeway and free, 24 hour ferry service; one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Gulf Coast. An English settler built a ranch house on the site in 1855; later developed as a fishing village. Summer visitors swell the population by thousands. Hotels, motels, resorts, bait and tackle shops, superb beaches, shrimp boat port, U.S. Coast Guard Station.

FISHING

HISTORIC INN: TARPON INN

MUSTANG ISLAND STATE PARK

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MARINE SCIENCE INSTITUTE


Attractions

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