Pet Friendly Port Aransas TX Vacation Guide

Bring Your Four-Legged Companions to Port Aransas Texas

Are you planning a family vacation to Port Aransas and want to bring everyone along, including Fido? Port Aransas is a pup-friendly community with tons of places you can bring your pooch along. If you're looking for dog-friendly places in Port Aranas, we've compiled a list of restaurants, beaches, parks, and more where you can bring your most beloved four-legged friend. 

Dog Friendly Beaches Port Aransas TX

Port Aransas Beach is dog-friendly, and dogs are even allowed off-leash on the Coastal Bend. Dogs will love this beach where they can play around in the sand and water, or even go kayaking and boating with their humans. 

State and Local Parks 

Most Texas state parks allow dogs, as long as they are kept on a maximum 6-foot leash. Keep your pets nearby at all times and be sure to keep them out of the water or near a swimming area. Mustang State Park, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Padre Island National Seashore, and Lake Corpus Christi State Park are all nearby.


The Padre Island National Seashore has dog-friendly beaches, and dogs are welcome anywhere in the park here. All pups must remain on leash here for their safety and the safety of the local wildlife. Follow the pet access trail from the parking area to the beach, which is located on the north (left) side of the Malaquite Pavilion. 


Another great spot to bring your dog is Roberts Point Park, which features a small park area where you can take Fido for a walk. This is an especially beautiful place to visit at sunset. The Nature Preserve of Port Aransas, a 1,200-acre park features dog-friendly trails to explore and a shaded area to have a picnic after walking around. 

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Pet Friendly Restaurants in Port Aransas

There are a ton of pet friendly restaurants in Port Aransas, whether you're looking for seafood or dessert. 


Irie's Island Food

Irie's Island Food has been ranked among the top places to eat in the US, and for good reason! Get creative tacos, salads, rice bowls, and more at this eclectic spot. And you can't forget the post-dinner beignets. 


Stingrays Taphouse & Grill

Stingrays is a sports bar with all the classic pub fare like burgers, flatbread, and fried shrimp, as well as a great selection of beer and cocktails. 


The Gaff

The Gaff is a funky pirate-themed bar known for its pizza and fantastic outdoor patio. You can also enjoy live music regularly here. 

Port Aransas Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals