The 25 Greatest Beach Towns in America includes a Texas Gulf Coast Fav

Big Love for Port A!

July 29, 2019

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Thinking about a Beach Getaway to wrap up your Summer of 2019?  Here's a list that recently came out that includes a Texas Gulf Coast Beach Town! Even though it was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey, it wasn't about to give up!  The Love for this Texas Beach Town has it rebuilding and even better than ever. Giving Port Aransas, TX a Best Beach Town in America spot on this list!

Here's here's some Love given to Port A ...

Port Aransas, Texas

"... Port Aransas, with miles of beach, colorful bungalows, fantastic fishing, and a big food and drink scene, is more of a choose-your-own-adventure. Though deeply impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Port A has rebuilt, reclaiming its place as one of the top Texas beaches. It’s inexpensive, unpretentious vibe makes it ideal for families and groups, bachelorette parties and birdwatchers. Kids have fun here too -- sailing on a replica pirate ship, riding horses on the beach, and taking dolphin tours. Once the sun goes down, people bounce from bar to bar on bikes or rented golf carts, looking for live music, cold beer, and karaoke."

It mentions getting your eat & drink on at Coffee Waves, Back Porch Bar & Shorty's. Plus checking out festivals that put the charm in Port A ... Beachtoberfest, Harvest Moon Regatta & Texas SandFest. Hey ATX!!! Getting your end of Summer Beach Fun On at Port A is a short road trip away! 

Here's Thrillist's 25 Best Beach Towns in America
Numbered by the order they show up, not a specific ranking!

  1. Asbury Park, New Jersey

  2. Nags Head, North Carolina

  3. Saugatuck/Douglas, Michigan

  4. Cannon Beach, Oregon 

  5. Ocean City, Maryland  (When I worked in Baltimore, honey Ted & I w/ friends took several Beach weekend getaways to OC MD.. lots of fun. Great Boardwalk)

  6. Ocean Beach, San Diego, California

  7. Anna Maria Island, Florida (Beautiful Beach area. honey Ted & I checked it out to see it when we lived in St. Petersburg, FL.)

  8. Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii

  9. Rehoboth, Delaware

  10. Rincón, Puerto Rico

  11. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

  12. Tybee Island, Georgia

  13. Santa Barbara, California

  14. Ogunquit, Maine 

  15. Folly Beach, South Carolina

  16. Paia, Maui, Hawaii

  17. Gulf Shores, Alabama

  18. Wellfleet and Provincetown, Massachusetts

  19. Port Aransas, Texas - Give it up for PORT A!

  20. Narragansett, Rhode Island 

  21. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

  22. Stuart, Florida

  23. Virginia Beach, Virginia (Visiting relatives in small town Weems, VA all through my childhood, when I got older a Virginia Beach few hours road trip for a few days Rocked! Great Boardwalk! )

  24. Grand Haven, Michigan

  25. Ocean Springs, Mississippi

All the write ups & more here!