Aransas Pass Texas
Conn Brown Harbor
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, terrific aquatic center, wonderful downtown shops, restaurants, historic live theatre, and the most state-of-the-art Civic Center in the entire region. A mild year-round climate with delightful weather – makes it an ideal vacation spot equally attractive to summer and winter visitors.
Aransas Pass is known for its shrimping heritage and its recreational fishing. Each year Aransas Pass celebrates its shrimping heritage with the Shrimporee, a festival held each June, with live entertainment, a carnival, arts & 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 offering 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 hunter’s 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, this 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, hummingbirds and butterflies as they pass through.
The Aransas Pass Lighthouse Lakes Trails are marked with GPS coordinates and trail signs for kayakers. It abuts a top fishing destination, Redfish Bay, which abounds in wading birds and waterfowl. There are a series of three individual, but interconnected, trails that can be easily accessed and followed by a series of trail markers. Come paddle through one of the most pristine and beautiful tidal flats on the Texas Gulf Coast. For those that enjoy more of a theme park, the Aransas Pass Aquatic Center is fun for the whole family. Water slides, 50,000 gallon kiddie pool, diving boards and fountains are just some of the fun to be had.
If indoors is more your style, go shopping in one of our many unique downtown shops where you’ll find nautical art, Texas originals, antiques and more. Visit the Rialto Theater for a dose of history and art. Stop by on Tuesday nights for live music.
Aransas Pass has hotels and rental accommodations include many luxury RV parks. The many restaurants boast the local flavor of seafood, grilled steaks and family style menus. No matter how you spend your time in Aransas Pass, you will be sure to go home with plenty of great memories. Plan your next vacation adventure with us or stay for the rest of your life.
For more information, contact the Aransas Pass Chamber of Commerce at 361-758-2750 / 1-800-633-3028 or visit www.aransaspass.org