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About Mustang Island

Mustang Island is a barrier island that stretches 18 miles from Padre Island to Port Aransas, Texas. The island is blessed with sunshine, gentle breezes, the steady rhythm of the Gulf surf, great fishing and birding, and a laid-back lifestyle. The average daily temperature ranges from about 56 degrees in January to about 84 degrees in August.

Miles of undeveloped beach and dunes beckon; no crowd spoils the experience. And when night falls, the steady rhythm of the ocean surf will lull you to sleep.

 

port a from the water

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The island is dependent upon the coastal dunes—sand deposited by the wind and anchored by vegetation. The dunes, which average 15 to 20 feet high, help reduce the destruction of wind-driven waves during tropical storms. Mustang Island is part-time home to over 500 species of birds (including whooping cranes), and the coastal waters are home to an estimated 600 species of saltwater fish.

The friendly fishing town of Port Aransas (or “Port A” as the locals call it) lies at the northern tip of the island, connected to the mainland via Aransas Pass by a free ferry system.  The town is home to some first-class restaurants, as well as fishing excursions, fun shopping, and sight-seeing. Also, the vibrant city of Corpus Christi is only 20 minutes west from the Sea Gull, just over the causeway.

 
kitschy seahorses
lighthouse and dolphins
pelican
palms and cactus
dolphin dock--used with permission
white pelicans at sunset
dunes and birds ferry boat cars on empty beach
seagulls
sunset at the marina
dog friendly beaches
sand sculpture walking the beach boats and pelican
Useful Links for Mustang Island and the Surrounding Area
 

TOURIST INFORMATION

WEATHER AND TIDES

HISTORY AND NEWS

SIGHTSEEING

GOLF

 
 

FISHING AND BOATING

BIRDING AND WILDLIFE

OTHER FUN THINGS TO DO

 

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