ARANSAS PASS OFFERS cool breezes and unique, crystal clear waters, beautiful sea grass and the best bay fishing in the State of Texas. Aransas Pass prides itself on maintaining its charming small town atmosphere while hosting many professional fishing guides, kayak facilities, birding areas, parks, a terrific aquatic center, wonderful downtown shops, restaurants, historic live theatre, and the most state-of-the-art Civic Center in the entire region.
Aransas Pass is known for its shrimping heritage and its recreational fishing. Each year, Aransas Pass celebrates its shrimping heritage in June with the Shrimporee with live entertainment, a carnival, arts and crafts booths and shrimp cooked in a variety of ways.
There are many marinas and boat ramps available, with the largest at the historic Conn Brown Harbor. This picturesque harbor setting is a favorite spot for photographers and is a preferred location to purchase fresh seafood…right off the boat. While at the Harbor, pay a visit to the Seaman’s Memorial Tower. The beautiful memorial is dedicated to those who have lost their lives at sea. Coastal bay and gulf fishing are among the best in Texas. Take advantage of our bay systems which offer year-round pleasure with a variety of fish including the prolific Redfish. Join a deep-sea charter, hire a
guide, or launch your own boat.
Fourteen different species of ducks frequent our hunting region. Our vast shallow bays offer hunters bag limits of duck and geese. Crabbing, beachcombing, dolphin and bird watching are quiet pursuits designed to get you outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine. Nearly 500 species of birds travel through Aransas Pass. Some of the best bird watching in the U.S. is found in the Aransas Pass Nature Park within the 36-acre Aransas Pass Community Park bordering Redfish Bay. This area is a haven for regional and migrating birds. Marshy and spotted with many fish breeding ponds, the area is abundant in species of waterfowl. One local favorite site is Newberry Park. The 1.2 acre small central city park is landscaped to attract birds, ummingbirds and butterflies as they pass through.
For more information, contact the Aransas Pass Chamber of Commerce at 361-758-2750/1-800-633-3028 or visit www.aransaspass.org.