Spring Break – continued-

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Mustang Island, is a barrier island along the Texas coast and is located just north of  Padre Island, Corpus Christi, and the National Seashore.


The island is 18 miles long, but the $12.00 annual beach parking permit applies to the beaches of both Mustang Island and Padre Island to the National Seashore about 30 miles to the south.

Mustang Island is a favorite spot for Spring Breakers along the central Texas coast.  The beach is well maintained. Ayden would have been happy to spend the entire few days digging in the sand.  By the way, getting into the water isn’t part of her beach experience.


Port Aransas, a town of about 4000 residents and probably as many “Winter Texans”, is located at the northern end of Mustang Island.  Port Aransas is accessible from a highway running the length of the island from Corpus Christi to the south and by ferry to the mainland from the north.  Port A, as it is locally known, was established as a French colony in 1720 and was a favorite stop for pirate Jean Lafitte.

One of our favorite restaurants in Port A is Moby Dick’s.  The food is good, but be patient, it takes a while to get fed.


The decor in the restaurant is quite nautical.  Tinka wants to decorate a room like it when we grow up and settle down.

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