Mustang Island Beaches

Port Aransas, Texas (Nueces County)

Last Updated: 07/18/2021
4.5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 13.46 miles
Highest Elevation: 12 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Port Aransas
Nearest Town w/ Services: Port Aransas
Official Road Name: Mustang Island
Management Agency: Port Aransas / Corpus Christi
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Highlights

Highlight: Mustang Island Beaches
Mustang Island brings a rare diversity of experience along its beaches. Unlike any other beach in Texas, the northern-most section of Mustang Island, maintained and managed by Port Aransas, attracts RVers looking to safely enjoy a weekend of RV camping along a Texas beach. Southward, spring break enthusiasts have the opportunity to enjoy fun in the sun along the well-maintained beaches of Corpus Christi. For those new to the off-road community, either segment is an extraordinary opportunity to take virtually any vehicle off concrete and begin enjoying the wonders of the off-road community while still having the safety of civilization.

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Waypoints

1. Aransas Pass Jetties (0 mi)
Entering the beach from the north end of the island brings visitors to the Aransas Pass jetties.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Aransas Pass

Mustang Island can be accessed via its northern or southern points. To enter the island from the north, follow route 361; across the intracoastal ferry, to Port Aransas. Once in Port Aransas, follow W. Cotter Ave. 1.6 miles to the Port Aransas Jetties. For those wishing to access the beach from the southern end; cross the intracoastal ferry on route 361, then follow 361 for 11 miles to Beach Access Road #2.

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Writer Information

John-Paul Clark

Mapping Crew - Texas

JP began his off-road adventures as a "Toyota guy", then later crossed the dark side when he bought a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Describing himself as a 'heavy overlander / moderate crawler', he enjoys everything from long beach runs, to the mountains of Colorado, to the rocks of Moab.
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