Port Arnasas, Texas
Port Arnasas lies on Mustang Island, reached by a causeway and free, 24-hour ferry service, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Gulf Coast. Summer visitors swell the population by the thousands lured by hotels, motels, resorts, bait and tackle shops, superb open beaches, shrimp boat port, U.S. Coast Guard Station. An English settler first built a ranch house on the site in 1855, which later developed as fishing village.
Port Aransas lies along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail which extends from Brownsville to Orange along the Texas coast. The trail is cosponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Department of Transportation.